Holmes on the Range (The Holmes on the Range Mysteries): 1 Audio CD – Unabridged, 1 March 2021
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- ASIN : B08XLJ8WT8
- Publisher : Tantor and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (1 March 2021)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8200148158
- Dimensions : 13.21 x 14.48 cm
- Customer Reviews:
"Skillful plotting and characterization augur well for the sequel."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
"This is a great reworking of the Holmes conceit, and one suspects Hockensmith will have a steady readership as long as the Amlingmeyers are on the case."-- "Booklist (starred review)"
Captivating.... The skillful plotting and characterization augur well for the sequel.-- "Publishers Weekly Starred Review"
About the Author
Steve Hockensmith is the author of the New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls and the Edgar Award nominee Holmes on the Range. He lives in Alameda, California.
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The author has managed to throw everything but the kitchen sink into the story making for a tale reminiscent of the old TV Show The Wild, Wild West. There is comedy aplenty and the outrageous characters make for a unique and fun read. There is English nobility, a wannabe cowboy, real cowboys, a Swedish chef an albino Negro and Hungry Bob the Cannibal.
If you’re into Westerns this ain’t Tony Hillerman or Zane Grey but it’s an outlandish and bizarre version of the genre that you won’t regret choosing.
With so many good books out there, reading a Western was low on my priority stack.
I did open it and found it extremely funny. Almost every page brought a smile to my face. The dialogue between the two brothers is extremely witty. Yes, some of it is rough, as I believe cowboys spoke, but nothing as gross and stupid as I see on TV shows.
I got a solid idea of range life from this story, many laughs, a true mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes, and a clever ending. The author has gained my fully respect and I plan on seeking out his other works.
But Old Red discovers an interest in detectin', one nurtured by his brother Otto, the only one of the pair who can read. Otto scrounges up every Sherlock Holmes detective mystery he can find, but it's his illiterate brother who internalizes the skills necessary to follow in the great detective's footsteps when the ranch they're on is plagued by a murderer.
There's a lot of dialect, so it that's a problem, then this book isn't for you. But it's well handled, and I found it to be an enjoyable read, true to the spirit of Holmes.