Welcome to Paradise County, Minnesota. No, it’s not quite Eden. It was named after a lumberman who logged off towering groves of virgin pines and left catastrophe in his wake, but these days it’s just another quiet, lonely place in the cold heart of flyover land. Or at least it was until a baffling mystery grips the county seat of Pineland.
The county’s richest man vanishes. Then, a shadowy figure who calls himself the Serenader posts threatening messages just as a high-powered lawyer from Chicago arrives in town with a mysterious story of her own. Murder and mayhem follow, set to the music of an all-but-forgotten song called “Pineland Serenade.”
Law enforcement appears at a loss, and it’s left to the newly elected county attorney, Paul Zweifel, to take charge. A sharp-tongued loner whose best friend is a border collie named Camus, Zweifel begins digging into the mystery even as he becomes a suspect in the crimes. The case leads him down a winding trail into the pure heart of evil and a final, chilling confrontation with the Serenader.
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE EISENDORF ENIGMA
"I always look forward to a Larry Millett book. I’ve read every one of them."
—Steve Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of The Weatherman
"Larry Millett breathes new life into the classic character of Sherlock Holmes in this intriguing, home-grown mystery. Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma is both elegant and entertaining."
—Allen Eskens, author of The Life We Bury
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE RUNE STONE MYSTERY
A mysterious rune stone discovered in western Minnesota is at the center of one of Holmes’s most baffling cases.
“What separates this adventure from other Holmesian derivatives are Millet’s crisp writing and imaginative plotting.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
-now in paperback
The documentary-style tale of a young Minneapolis woman who defends herself against murder charges with help from Sherlock Holmes and Shadwell Rafferty.
“Holmes’s ingenious detective work is crucial to a shocking and disturbing resolution of the case.”
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ICE PALACE MURDERS
Shadwell Rafferty joins forces with Holmes and Watson to investigate murder most foul during the 1896 Winter Carnival in St. Paul.
“Larry Millett comes close to perfection in recreating two of literature’s most enduring characters.”—Chicago Tribune.
DARK OF THE MOON, with John Sandford
A Virgil Flowers thriller set in southwestern Minnesota. John’s an old friend and colleague and graciously invited me to help a bit with plotting and character development. John’s fans can be assured, however, that the writing is his own.
THE MAGIC BULLET
-now in paperback
A classic locked-room mystery in which Shadwell Rafferty, with a bit of assistance from Sherlock Holmes, must solve a seemingly impossible crime.
“Diabolically clever . . . .Engaging characters and a hold-your-breath plot make this one an all-around winner.”