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 in the series featuring Sherlock Holmes and Shadwell Rafferty, all forthcoming in new editions from the University of Minnesota Press.
"Larry Millett comes close to perfection in re-creating two of literature's most enduring characters. Read the adventure in a nostalgic glow." -Chicago Tribune "The real triumph here is Rafferty, who lights up each scene in which he appears, adding a distinctly American bounce to a solid, complex mystery distinguished by its vibrant portrayal of nineteenth-century St. Paul. Holmes fans may feel free to tip their deerstalkers." -Publishers Weekly