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A Double Barreled Detective Story

A Double Barreled Detective Story by Mark Twain

A Double Barreled Detective Story is a unique and entertaining novel that combines elements of a detective story with Twain's trademark humor and wit. The story follows a young woman named Laura who enlists the help of two detectives, one skilled in logic and the other in inductive reasoning, to solve a mystery involving her deceased father.

Twain's clever storytelling and sharp dialogue keep the reader engaged from start to finish. The characters are well-developed and the plot twists and turns as the detectives follow clues and unravel the mystery. The novel offers a satirical look at detective fiction while also delving into themes of love, betrayal, and family dynamics.

Overall, A Double Barreled Detective Story is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to fans of both classic literature and detective fiction. Twain's unique blend of humor and mystery make this novel a standout in his body of work.

Book Description:
A Double Barrelled Detective Story is a novel by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), in which Sherlock Holmes finds himself in the American west.
At a mining camp in California, Fetlock Jones, a nephew of Sherlock Holmes, kills his master, a silver-miner, by blowing up his cabin. Since this occurs when Holmes happens to be visiting, he brings his skills to bear upon the case and arrives at logically worked conclusions that are proved to be abysmally wrong by an amateur detective with an extremely keen sense of smell, which he employs in solving the case. This could be seen as yet another piece where Twain tries to prove that life does not quite follow logic.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 24, 2017
Subject: Double barrelled detective story
Well read, quite a light story but worth a listen
Reviewer: - February 26, 2013
Subject: Very funny
Mark Twain does a number on the iconic Sherlock Holmes, along with a good tale and a tidy mystery. Well read.

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