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Larry Millett

Larry Millett, a native of Minneapolis, spent much of his career as a writer, reporter, and editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, joining the newspaper in 1972. In 1985, he became the newspaper’s first architecture critic. He held that post until his retirement from the Pioneer Press in June of 2002. Millett has written numerous books about architecture in Minnesota, including Lost Twin Cities, AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, and Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury (Minnesota Book Award winner). He has also written eight mystery novels that feature Sherlock Holmes and St. Paul bartender and part-time detective, Shadwell Rafferty. The first mystery in the series, Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon, appeared in 1996. The most recent is Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma. Millett lives in a very old house in Saint Paul’s historic West Seventh Street neighborhood with his wife, Jodie Ahern.

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Bibliography

Architecture and History
Metropolitan Dreams: The Scandalous Rise and Stunning Fall of a Minneapolis Masterpiece (University of Minnesota Press, 2018)
Heart of St. Paul: A History of the Pioneer and Endicott Buildings (Minnesota Museum of American Art, 2016)
Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury (University of Minnesota Press, 2015)
Minnesota’s Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2014)
Once There Were Castles: Lost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities (University of Minnesota Press, 2011)
AIA Guide to Downtown St. Paul (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2010)
AIA Guide to Downtown Minneapolis (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2010)
AIA Guide to St. Paul’s Summit Avenue and Hill District (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009)
AIA Guide to the Minneapolis Lake District (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009)
AIA Guide to the Twin Cities: The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2007)
Murder Has a Public Face: Crime and Punishment in the Speed Graphic Era (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2008)
Strange Days, Dangerous Nights: Photographs from the Speed Graphic Era (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2004)
Twin Cities Then and Now (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1996)
Lost Twin Cities (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1992)
The Curve of the Arch: The Story of Louis Sullivan’s Owatonna Bank (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1985)

Mystery Fiction
Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma (University of Minnesota Press, 2017)
Strongwood: A Crime Dossier (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)
The Magic Bullet (University of Minnesota Press, 2011)
The Mystery of the Jeweled Cross (Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, 2002)
The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Viking Penguin, 2002)
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Viking Penguin, 2001)
Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Viking Penguin, 1999)
Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Viking Penguin, 1998)
Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon (Viking Penguin, 1996)

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