Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery

Larry Millett has managed to recapture the voice and style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and bring Sherlock Holmes across the Pond to America In this third adventure Holmes is hired by King Oskar II of Sweden to authenticate a mysterious stone dug up by a western Minnesota farmer Trouble begins to mount, however, when the farmer is murdered and the stone disappears JoiningLarry Millett has managed to recapture the voice and style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and bring Sherlock Holmes across the Pond to America In this third adventure Holmes is hired by King Oskar II of Sweden to authenticate a mysterious stone dug up by a western Minnesota farmer Trouble begins to mount, however, when the farmer is murdered and the stone disappears Joining Holmes in the quest for the archaeological truth is Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders alumnus Shadwell Rafferty With Rafferty s talents for discreet investigations and Holmes s deductive genius, Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery is a rollicking and suspenseful incarnation of Doyle s classic sleuth.
Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery Larry Millett has managed to recapture the voice and style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and bring Sherlock Holmes across the Pond to America In this third adventure Holmes is hired by King Oskar II of Sw

  • Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery
  • Author: Larry Millett
  • ISBN: 9780140296457
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery”

    1. I started my Book Diet novels 2015 by reading four Sherlockian anthologies during January, which is also the said Great Detective's birthday month, so I thought it only appropriate to finish this year with a Sherlock Holmes novel once more, and this time it's something written by writer Larry Millet. It's the first time I encountered his Holmes series. In fact, I purchased this book by luck while sifting through boxes of a second-hand bookstore months and months ago. I'm always on the look-out f [...]

    2. I love this series by Larry Millet, and the audiobook was especially a delight thanks to the talented narrator.

    3. This is the 3rd in the Sherlock in Minnesota series.  I have read (listened) to all 3.  Millett has done a good job capturing the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle feel but throwing in some American flair.  Sherlock and John are called back to the great northern state of Minnesota when a representative of the King of Sweden stops in to ask for help with a Rune Stone.  Once arriving they jump right into a murder scene.  Lucky for them Shadwell Rafferty is back to help the m in one of the hardest ca [...]

    4. Another great entry in this series features Holmes and Watson once again visiting Minnesota, this time to investigate the authenticity of a supposed 14th-century rune stone found on a farm outside Alexandria. Based on a real-life mystery, the story weaves murder and double-cross with turn-of-the-last century history and original characters, both allies and villains.

    5. Sherlock Holmes believably depicted along with Dr. Watson. Instead of England they are in Minnestota. Interesting story

    6. I spent the Thanksgiving weekend indulging in some light reading fare. Of the three books in this series I've read so far, though, I have to say this one is the least compelling. It's pretty obvious early on who the culprit is--hints are dropped two or three times in case the reader missed it the first time. Another important clue is overlooked entirely by the Holmes, Watson, and their American compatriot Shadwell Rafferty. Overall, the suspense factor is minimal and the book is less entertainin [...]

    7. I just happened on this book in the library and had not heard of Larry Millett. He has written two previous books in this series, but each case stands alone like in Doyle's stories. Holmes and Watson agree to help King Oskar 11 to authenticate a rune found in Minnesota. They travel by ship to New York and then a forty-mile rail trip to Minnesota. Doubt is cast upon the probability of finding a rune in the exact center of North America 1000 miles from either ocean, but Holmes plots and schemes to [...]

    8. This book commits the worst sin that a Sherlock Holmes pastiche can ever commit -- it's boring. The only interesting thing that happens is that Holmes pretends to get drunk.This is a later book in a series and it relies heavily on the previous books. I did not get to read those books before I picked this up, so I was a little lost. This did not help an already ponderous plot.Honestly, how do books like this get published?

    9. There were some interesting characters, and a so-so plot in this story, which takes place in Minnesota. It is the third in a series by Larry Millett. It is amazing how people like to take established literary characters and take off from there. Recently we have had a number of books with actual people such as Abraham Lincoln being associated with vampires--also Jane Austen. I have read books by Laurie King with Sherlock Holmes supposedly married to a much younger woman. This was okay, but only j [...]

    10. This whole mystery series by Larry Millet is fun and intriguing. Larry Millett worked for three decades as a reporter, editor and architectural critic for the St. Paul Pioneer Press before retiring in 2002. He adds his take on Sherlock and Dr. Watson arriving in America to help the developing railroad and lumber barons in the region of Minnesota. I recommend reading them in the order they were published.

    11. This book is very interesting because by the unique sense of crime the mystery of the rune stone changes fakery into something real. This mystery cause a huge confilci among the death of many innocent people. As Holmes, Watson and their new friend Shadwell Rafferty joined the hunt through a scene of new adventure. This book allowed me to focus more upon the scene and it was interesting. I couldn't stop reading this adventure of Sherlock Holmes and the conflicts being held within the rune stone.

    12. I like this book, but then again I get sucked in to everything Holmes. The author again uses a real historical event to blend in Holmes and a visit to Minnesota. This book doesn't have quite the same "Holmes" feel to it that I found in æSherlock Holmes and the Red Demon"by the same author. Still the tale moves along, has plenty of Holmes being Holmes and is a good read, especially for Holmes fans.

    13. I don't really agree with reviewers who find this much less satisfying than the first two. Perhaps, read as a stand-alone, it may be true, which is why I prefer to read any series in order. Those of us who first read The Red Demon and The Ice Palace Murders are well-acquainted with Shadwell Rafferty, Mary Robinson Comstock, Joseph Pyle, and James J. Hill and greet them as known, fleshed-out characters.

    14. Written in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle-style, this Sherlock Holmes American-mystery is full of intrigue and meticulous attention to detail. Millett has done yet another fabulous job of building the plot and developing the characters so that the reader is completely ensnared in the mystery and he successfully surprises with his ending.

    15. I didn't find the plot in this installment quite as engaging as the previous two, but Millett is still in top form in terms of authorial voice. I also admire his ability to set up the character Shadwell Rafferty to have his own book series when Millett runs out of gaps in the Doyle canon that he can fill with trips to Minnesota. Excellent forethought! :)

    16. Not quite as good as the other Holmes book by Millett that I read, but an interest snippet of history on the early discoveries of Viking Rune stones. Nonetheless, my hat's off to an author who has continued the Sherlock Holmes saga in reasonably good form!

    17. I appreciate the weaving of fiction into an interesting historical event. And having lived in Minnesota for a short time, I enjoyed that it was set here and learned some things about the State in the process.

    18. I liked this story--the mystery wasn't too mysterious overall, but some of the lesser mysteries along the way were pretty good. And I love the whole concept of Sherlock Holmes coming to Minnesota. This time period is fascinating, and I felt like overall the book delivered.

    19. I really enjoyed this book. If you would have asked me if I would like a book about Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota, I would not have thought so, but both of the Sherlock in Minnesota books I have read have been excellent. I highly recommend this work

    20. Holmes and Watson go to Minnesota for the third time, to examine a rune stone found in a small town.Not bad, although I found Rafferty, a fellow detective, took up way too much page time for my tastes.

    21. A very nice read. Like falling into that comfy chair by the fire. The story telling style and plot is classic Sherlock Holmes. I got a kick out of Holmes and Watson flitting across the ocean - again - to solve another mystery.

    22. Jolly good show, Mr. Millett! This book is fun for all lovers of Sherlock, but especially those who call Minnesota home. Yaw, doncha know you betcha!

    23. This pastiche may have been most like Arthur Conan Doyle's style of writing, but I just couldn't stay with the book. Not for me.

    24. This book is third in a series of Sherlock Holmes in America. This offering was merely o.k. I thought the second one, Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders, was much better.

    25. These books are entertaining not only for the very well done Sherlock/Watson storyline, but also for the look back in time at American life in the 19th century. Highly enjoyable reads.

    26. A solid Sherlock Holmes mystery. The same witty men, but as always, a classic and unforgettable story.

    27. This was a fun story in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's. A nice diverting tale set in god's country, Minnesota.

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