Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma

Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma

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Dogged by depression, doubt, and--as a trip to the Mayo Clinic has revealed--emphysema, sixty-six-year-old Sherlock Holmes is preparing to return to England when he receives a shock: a note slipped under his hotel room door, from a vicious murderer he'd nearly captured in Munich in 1892. The murderer, known as the Monster of Munich, announces that he has relocated to Eisendorf, a tiny village near the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. If Holmes is not what he once was, the same can be said for Eisendorf: once a thriving community founded by German idealists but now a dying town with only forty residents--two of whom have, indeed, died recently under highly mysterious circumstances. Replete with all the gothic richness of Larry Millett's earlier Holmes novels, Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma links events in 1892 Germany with those in small-town Minnesota in 1920 in a double mystery that tests the aging detective's mettle--and the listener's nerve--as never before. Guided by Eisendorf's peculiar archivist and taunted by the Monster, Holmes finds himself drawn into the town's dark history of violence and secrecy, and into the strange tunnels that underscore the old flour mill where answers, and grievous danger, lie in wait. No longer the cool, flawless logician of times past, Holmes must nonetheless match wits with a fiendish opponent who taunts him right up to a final, explosive confrontation.
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9781452954141
1452954143
9781452954134
1452954135
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Eisendorf enigma

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Millett always does a great way of blending Minnesota locations and history with the Holmes character. In this book we head to Rochester, MN, home of the Mayo Clinic and its immediate vicinity. Set in the latter years of Holmes' life, when he was on his own, I was missing Dr. Watson in this stor... Read More »


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Feb 03, 2017

Millett always does a great way of blending Minnesota locations and history with the Holmes character. In this book we head to Rochester, MN, home of the Mayo Clinic and its immediate vicinity. Set in the latter years of Holmes' life, when he was on his own, I was missing Dr. Watson in this story but otherwise it is a solid piece of storytelling that is a complimentary to the canon.

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