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Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage) by Larry Millett
ISBN: 0816677042
ISBN13: 978-0816677047
Author: Larry Millett
Book title: Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage)
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Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; Reprint edition (March 1, 2012)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1904 kb
Size ePub version: 1982 kb
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Category: Mystery

Sherlock Holmes is bored between cases at 221B Baker Street. So when King Oskar II of Sweden—who has heard of the discovery of the Kensington Rune Stone by a farmer in Minnesota—asks to engage his services, Holmes jumps at the chance to decipher the runes and determine whether the find is real or a hoax. With Dr. John H. Watson by his side, faithfully recording every detail, Holmes makes his way to Minnesota for a third time. But, in the first of many strange and unfortunate coincidences, the farmer who found the mysterious stone is murdered, and the stone itself is stolen on the day the famous detective arrives.

With the help of one Shadwell Rafferty, now a friend and partner, Holmes must solve this baffling case to find both the stone and the murderer.


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Uste
This third book in Larry Millett's series about "Sherlock Holmes and the (Fill in the Blank)" was a major disappointment. As a displaced Minnesotan, I enjoyed the first two books very much and was looking forward to reading this one...until I actually started on it. I think Mr. Millett has gotten a bit mixed up between his stories and those of Arthur Conan Doyle's canon. The very idea that meeting up with Mrs. Robinson again (one of the villains from the first book in the series) would have an affect on Watson's life equal to that of being wounded in Afghanistan or of meeting Sherlock Holmes for the first time, is ludicrous. In fact, I would add every synonym I could think of for "ludicrous" to that last sentence if I thought it would add anything to this review. I can't believe that the author would put these words in Watson's mouth (or on the tip of his pencil). Other than that kind of hyperbole, the mystery wasn't bad. Millett skillfully reworked a real incident into a decent fictional story. However, the inclusion of Shadwell Rafferty (introduced in the second book of the series) made this not so much a Sherlock Holmes story. It was like having two Holmeses and one rather marginalized Watson, who gets to be twice as confused. As a personal observation, you'd think with two supposedly brilliant detectives around, the mystery would have been solved in half the time! Also, the footnotes are getting to be a bit much when author Millett (as "editor" of Watson's manuscript) starts interpreting what Watson is trying to say in some places. I can't say I'd recommend this book with great enthusiasm to anyone else.
Conjuril
This third book in Larry Millett's series about "Sherlock Holmes and the (Fill in the Blank)" was a major disappointment. As a displaced Minnesotan, I enjoyed the first two books very much and was looking forward to reading this one...until I actually started on it. I think Mr. Millett has gotten a bit mixed up between his stories and those of Arthur Conan Doyle's canon. The very idea that meeting up with Mrs. Robinson again (one of the villains from the first book in the series) would have an affect on Watson's life equal to that of being wounded in Afghanistan or of meeting Sherlock Holmes for the first time, is ludicrous. In fact, I would add every synonym I could think of for "ludicrous" to that last sentence if I thought it would add anything to this review. I can't believe that the author would put these words in Watson's mouth (or on the tip of his pencil). Other than that kind of hyperbole, the mystery wasn't bad. Millett skillfully reworked a real incident into a decent fictional story. However, the inclusion of Shadwell Rafferty (introduced in the second book of the series) made this not so much a Sherlock Holmes story. It was like having two Holmeses and one rather marginalized Watson, who gets to be twice as confused. As a personal observation, you'd think with two supposedly brilliant detectives around, the mystery would have been solved in half the time! Also, the footnotes are getting to be a bit much when author Millett (as "editor" of Watson's manuscript) starts interpreting what Watson is trying to say in some places. I can't say I'd recommend this book with great enthusiasm to anyone else.
Alsardin
This series is truly a fun read, especially for Holmes fans. This is the second I have read and two more waiting. Millett writes reminiscent of Conan Doyle. It is set before the turn of the century as is Doyle's so there are no automobile chases, cell phones, computers to help solve the crime. Everything moves slowly by train or carriage. We are left with one of the biggest egos ever to figure it out. There are a lot of other quirky characters as well. And it's all set in Minnesota! Is the Rune Stone real? Or is it a fake? Holmes comes all the way from England with Watson to figure it all out and sort the good guys from the bad.I love the way Millett adds footnotes to the back of the book with further information on truth or fiction.
Kajikus
This is the third in the "Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota" saga and it follows the others in style and story. If you are a lover of the Holmes genre and gobble up what you can of the pastiches being offered by so many today, you are either gravely disappointed or surprisingly gratified. The story must capture the spirit of Holmes and Watson so brilliantly done by Doyle many years ago. The key to all such imitations is, of course, style of writing. Millett has suceeded in capturing Doyle's style. I find little fault in the way Watson or Holmes utter their dialogue. This is what makes me feel at home with a pastiche. It is the Holmes and Watson you recognize from the "canon". Millett has done his homework, has provided an acceptable story line and entertains us with this book.
Uyehuguita
Wonderful series.
Olwado
Larry brings a historical touch of Minnesota into his work with He adds a little humor to te great characters.
Cargahibe
These books are good. I like the earlier ones better as they feature Sherlock Holmes more than other characters. Still, worth a read if you are a Sherlockian.
I love Larry Millett's Holmes books. Great research about the location.
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