Minnesota Historical Society

Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon

$ 14.95

The tense and atmospheric first novel in Larry Millett's classic series of adventures that brought Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to Minnesota.

In the summer of 1994, a workman at the historic mansion of railroad baron James J. Hill in St. Paul, Minnesota, stumbles on a long-hidden wall safe. When experts arrive to open the safe and examine its contents, they make an astonishing discovery. Inside is a handwritten manuscript bearing the signature of John H. Watson, M.D.

The manuscript contains the story of how Sherlock Holmes and Watson traveled to Minnesota to track a murderous arsonist - known only as the Red Demon - who is threatening both Hill and his Great Northern Railway. Set against the backdrop of the actual, devastating Hinckley forest fire of 1894.


  • By: Larry Millett
  • Format: Paperback, 318 pg., 5.5 x 8.5 in.
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Product ##: 9780816674831


Larry Millett was a reporter and architecture critic for the St. Paul Pioneer Press for thirty years. He is the author of fifteen books, including five other mystery novels featuring Sherlock Holmes and Shadwell Rafferty.

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