Sherlock Holmes And The Ice Palace Murders (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage)
Publish Date: 2011-03-29
Author: Larry Millett
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The year is 1896, and St. Pauls magnificent Winter Carnival is under way when Holmes and Watson are summoned by the citys most powerful man, railroad magnate James J. Hill. A wealthy young man disappears on the eve of his weddingand his fiance suspiciously discards her wedding dress. After a grisly discovery in the carnivals Ice Palace leads to a flurry of clues, Holmes is on the case. His pursuit of the murderer takes him through the highest echelons of St. Paul society and into cahoots with Shadwell Rafferty, a gregarious saloonkeeper and part-time private investigator. Soon Holmes, Watson, and Rafferty are embroiled in a perilous adventure that takes them from one frozen corner of the city to another and out onto the treacherous ice of the Mississippi River as they trail a cruel and ruthless killer.