Book Reviews of Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (Penguin))

Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (Penguin))
Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery - Sherlock Holmes Mysteries Penguin
Author: Larry Millett
ISBN-13: 9780140296457
ISBN-10: 014029645X
Publication Date: 11/1/2000
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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The third book of the series in which Holmes again returns to the American midwest to investigate mystery and murder following the unearthing of an ancient viking relic. Again helped by Shadwell Raffety, Holmes and Watson again solve the case. The book was nearly as good as the first in the series...very enjoyable...well written and researched...a good series of books overall.
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This book is written by Larry Millett and is part of the "American Chronicles of John Watson, M.D.". It is a great mystery, and you will not believe that Arthur Conan Doyle did not write it himself!
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If you are a Sherlockian, you will likely not finish this book. If you are merely a Holmes fan, you may finish it and then wish you could get those hours of your life back.

Millett's version of Holmes seems to have eaten lead-based paint as a child. Gone are the brilliance and amazing deductions that define Holmes. Indeed, Holmes exists mostly as a foil for the launch of Millett's Holmes-of-America character. "Yes, I agree," said Holmes, "I was thinking along those lines myself." - occurs far too often.

I could go on but it gives the book more attention than it deserves. However, Millett is a published author and I'm not, so there is that.
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This is a paperback which is "an advance uncorrrected proof" that I purchased from a used book dealer. It is a great read and I am pssing it on. Do not sell it.
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Like it.
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I loved all the books in this short series. Millett has captured Watson's voice, as Doyle wrote it.
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Millett is one of the better writers of Holmes pastiches. Enjoyed this one!
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One of the better Sherlockina pastiche series out today.