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The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes Disappears, Foul Play Suspected reads a New York headline. So begins the fifth mystery in Larry Millett's series, which takes Holmes on a chase across continents and on a labyrinthine journey into a dangerous and sinister mind. Only with the assistance of his large-hearted and amply proportioned old friend, Irish saloonkeeper Shadwell Rafferty, will the sco ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 14th 2002 by Viking Adult
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Mar 05, 2012 Carl rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery and Historical Mystery
A la Doyle, the "Dancing Men" return in a well crafted mystery by Larry Millett, "The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes." If one enjoys "historical" fiction and a good mystery, this series, which begins with Millett's "Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon," is for you. I was unsure of a book which eventually put Holmes into an American setting; however, I was pleasantly surprised with this series. Millett develops his stories and his characters very well; his style seems to closely emulate Doyle. M ...more
This is my first read by this author and will not be my last. Millett does a most creditable job of portraying Sherlock Holmes. I wasn't sure about that when I found this novel but I intend to look in others of the series. (This is the second in a series of several novels which are well researched). The author includes notes at the novel's close, chapter by chapter, to help the reader follow his train of thought. A good historical mystery should be well documented along with a complex plot that ...more
I love Larry Millett's Sherlock Holmes series! I'm a sucker for a good mystery, and these books aren't your normal cheesy, half-baked spin-offs of a good classic. Millett did his research and these books closely follow Doyle's own writing style, plot lines, and character personalities. But I love that this series takes place in America, making the story easier to relate to, and giving it a modern twist. Regarding this book specifically, I feel the plot is gripping, the characters are intriguing, ...more
When I picked this book up from the library, I though that I would be bored with it. I was sadly mistaken. This book portrays many things that the average mystery reader would find amusing. Somehow, Sherlock Holmes has disappeared while searching for the beautiful Elsie Cubitt. Read this book to find out what has happened.
Nov 04, 2013 Charlene rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Charlene by: BGBC
What a terrific book! My book club chose this as our October read and I must confess I was dragging my feet getting started with it; reading 2 other novels instead and allowing our club meeting deadline to approach. However, once I got started with this book, I couldn't put it down. Well written, Mr. Millett!
An engaging mystery in the Holmes-ian fashion though with a little more transparency than Millett's other Holmes' works, this was a well-detailed and comprehensive novel with plenty of historical fact blended skillfully to make the novel worth more than the mystery alone.
Apr 30, 2011 Nicole rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
On the whole, enjoyable. This is Millett's take on giving Holmes a love interest, and I didn't find his choice in a woman particularly successful. At least they don't get married at the end.