Holmes on the Range

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Macmillan, Feb 6, 2007 - Fiction - 304 pages
23 Reviews

"Dazzling. Sherlock Holmes in a Stetson turns out to be a dandy idea."
--Boston Globe

1893 is a tough year in Montana, and any job is a good job. When brothers Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer sign on as ranch hands at a secretive ranch, they're not expecting much more than hard work, bad pay, and a few free moments to enjoy their favorite pastime: reading stories about Sherlock Holmes.

When another hand turns up dead, Old Red sees the perfect opportunity to employ his Holmes-inspired "deducifyin'" skills and sets out to solve the case. Big Red, like it or not (and mostly he does not), is along for the wild ride in this clever, compelling, and completely one-of-a-kind mystery.

 

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Review: Holmes on the Range (Holmes On the Range Mystery #1)

User Review  - Michael Alan Grapin - Goodreads

Gustav and Otto Amlingmeyer are a couple of cowboys in Montana in 1893. They carry the nicknames of *Old Red* and *Big Red* due to their red hair and other attributes. Gustav is 27 and illiterate, his ... Read full review

Review: Holmes on the Range (Holmes On the Range Mystery #1)

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

This one star is unfortunate. I think this would be a great story, but I only got through chapter 2. I'm sure some cowboys do talk this way, but I don't appreciate such rough language in my books, so ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Steve Hockensmith is also the author of On the Wrong Track, the second mystery to feature Big Red and Old Red. He lives in Petaluma, California.

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