New York: Viking, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the title page, 8vo, quarter black cloth with gold lettering on spine over black boards, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting a shadowy train on trestle, 318 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #5731
Larry Millett (born 1947) is an American journalist and author. A former architectural critic and author in St. Paul, Minnesota, he has also written a series of Sherlock Holmes mysteries set in the United States and Minnesota during the 1890s. The books feature Shadwell Rafferty, who assists Holmes.
This novel deals with a visit Holmes and Watson made in 1894 to investigate a murderous arsonis in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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