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Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes
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SHERLOCK HOLMES DISAPPEARS, POLICE SUSPECT FAMED DETECTIVE IN KIDNAPPING AND MURDER reads a New York headline. So begins the fifth mystery in Larry Millett’s series.

A letter, written in a secret cipher he recognizes all too well, reveals that an old foe of Holmes—a murderer he once captured after an incredible duel of wits—is back, has kidnapped his previous victim’s widow, and is now impersonating Holmes himself. Holmes must once again match wits with a particularly cunning adversary, one whose hatred of Holmes has seemingly become the killer’s single greatest obsession.

Chasing the kidnapper from London to New York to Chicago, Holmes and Watson race to keep up. Every move Holmes makes is expected; every trap proves elusive. Only with the assistance of his American cohort, the saloonkeeper Shadwell Rafferty, can Holmes hope to settle the score once and for all—or be framed for the crime himself.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Prologue: "You Do Know Who I Am, Don't You?"
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. Book One: England
  2. pp. 9-9
  1. 1. "The Message Is Quite Clear"
  2. pp. 11-22
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  1. 2. "Money Won't Do You No Good"
  2. pp. 23-28
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  1. 3. "We Are in the Hands of a Magician"
  2. pp. 29-42
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  1. 4. "Where Are You Taking Me?"
  2. pp. 43-45
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  1. 5. "Do You Dream About Her?"
  2. pp. 46-53
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  1. 6. "I Fear Great Trouble Is Coming Your Way"
  2. pp. 54-59
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  1. 7. "Now We Must Do a Bit of Heavy Lifting"
  2. pp. 60-70
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  1. 8. "We Will Be Home in Chicago Before Long"
  2. pp. 71-73
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  1. Book Two: New York
  2. pp. 75-75
  1. 9. "I Told Them to Go to Hell"
  2. pp. 77-87
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  1. 10. "Who Are You?"
  2. pp. 88-90
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  1. 11. "What Cheek!"
  2. pp. 91-99
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  1. 12. "Everything Is in Order"
  2. pp. 100-104
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  1. 13. "Elsie Cubitt Shall Be Free at Last"
  2. pp. 105-116
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  1. 14. "We Shall Have Him Too"
  2. pp. 117-119
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  1. 15. "Where Is Holmes?"
  2. pp. 120-130
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  1. 16. "Love Is a Strange Thing"
  2. pp. 131-134
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  1. 17. "It Was a Tiger"
  2. pp. 135-141
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  1. 18. "I Hope You Are Safe"
  2. pp. 142-145
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  1. 19. "I Will Be Fine, My Dear Watson"
  2. pp. 146-148
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  1. 20. "Shoot the Bastards If You Can"
  2. pp. 149-151
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  1. 21. "Let the World Know What I Have Done"
  2. pp. 152-159
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  1. 22. "I Like Those Odds"
  2. pp. 160-165
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  1. Book Three: The Pennsylvania Limited
  2. pp. 167-167
  1. 23. "They Will Not Escape New York"
  2. pp. 169-172
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  1. 24. "He'll Be All Mine"
  2. pp. 173-182
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  1. 25. "Do You Remember Alfred Beach?"
  2. pp. 183-189
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  1. 26. 'Your Presence Is Requested"
  2. pp. 190-193
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  1. 27. "I Think I Know What We've Found"
  2. pp. 194-204
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  1. 28. "He Won't Be Trying Anything"
  2. pp. 205-213
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  1. 29. 'You Are British to the Core"
  2. pp. 214-217
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  1. 30. "Something Like That"
  2. pp. 218-221
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  1. Book Four: Chicago
  2. pp. 223-223
  1. 31. "Big Wheels Continue to Turn"
  2. pp. 225-235
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  1. 32. "How Nice of You to Join Us"
  2. pp. 236-248
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  1. 33. "It Was Strictly a Delivery Job"
  2. pp. 249-255
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  1. 34. "Perhaps I Am Being Too Hard on You"
  2. pp. 256-262
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  1. 35. "Trouble Is, We're Not the Indians"
  2. pp. 263-274
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  1. 36. "My God, I Don't Believe It"
  2. pp. 275-278
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  1. 37. "For God's Sake, Do Not Shoot"
  2. pp. 279-282
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  1. 38. "We All Must Leave at Once"
  2. pp. 283-288
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  1. 39. "This Is a Thing I Must Do Myself"
  2. pp. 289-295
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  1. 40. "There Will Be No Court"
  2. pp. 296-303
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  1. Epilogue: "I Do"
  2. pp. 304-312
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 313-339
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  1. Author's Note
  2. pp. 340-340
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