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e-Book Holmes on the Range epub download

Author: William Dufris,Steve Hockensmith
ISBN: 1400102251
Publisher: Tantor Audio; Unabridged edition (March 1, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Size ePUB: 1448 kb
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Rating: 4.1
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e-Book Holmes on the Range epub download

by William Dufris,Steve Hockensmith



Steve Hockensmith (Author), William Dufris (Narrator).

Steve Hockensmith (Author), William Dufris (Narrator). Book 1 of 6 in the Holmes on the Range Mysteries Series. I stumbled upon Hockensmith's latest Holmes novel at Costco and skimmed through it. I liked what little I read and thought I should take a chance on this writer. Well, the book I found was not the first in the "Holmes on the Range" series of books. So, I downloaded the first book, this one, to my recently-acquired Kindle and found myself thoroughly enjoying Gustav Amlingmeyer (Old Red) emulating Sherlock Holmes.

Steve Hockensmith (Goodreads Author), William Dufris (Narrator) The book treats Sherlock Holmes as an actual detective and a couple of the characcters in the book have a grudge against Holmes.

Steve Hockensmith (Goodreads Author), William Dufris (Narrator). Holmes on the Range follows the two surviving Amlingmyer brothers as they investigate the strange goings-on at the Bar VR I read one of Hockensmith's short stories in Ellery Queen. It was an old west mystery solved by an uneducated but highly intelligent Sherlock Holmes afficionado. The book treats Sherlock Holmes as an actual detective and a couple of the characcters in the book have a grudge against Holmes.

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Steve Hockensmith's debut novel, Holmes on the Range, was a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony, Shamus and Dilys Awards. He has written four sequels: On the Wrong Track, The Black Dove, The Crack in the Lens (a finalist for the Nero Award) and World's Greatest Sleuth!. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. He lives in Alameda, Calif.

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Brackwell snapped the moment I’d closed the office door behind us. What is it you have to say?. nt Gustav finished his first I’m sorry. Well, I suppose I oughta. Old Red began, each word coming out quieter than the one before it. His gaze dropped, and I could hardly believe I was witnessing the day when my brother couldn’t look another man in the eye. He sniffed loudly, and I figured he was about to start weeping on top of everything else

Narrator William Dufris shuffles accents and charac. Narrator William Dufris shuffles accents and characters like a deck of cards

Narrator William Dufris shuffles accents and charac. Narrator William Dufris shuffles accents and characters like a deck of cards. His portrayal of the Amlingmeyer brothers, Gustave, a "Holmes wannabe," and his younger sibling, Otto, a "Doctor Watson stand-in," is emotional and affecting. Few narrators could genuinely pull off a Swedish cook, a pompous English duke and his prissy daughter, and a cowboy with a Cockney accent, sometimes in the same scene. No listener's imagination could come up with a better experience than hearing this title.

Hockensmith is the author of the Holmes on the Range mystery series

Hockensmith is the author of the Holmes on the Range mystery series. The first book in the series, Holmes on the Range (published in 2006), was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony Awards for Best First Novel. Several of Hockensmith's short stories have been nominated for awards in the mystery field. Hockensmith authored the third book in the Quirk Classics series, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, in 2010, as well as its sequel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After in 2011.

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1893 is a tough year in Montana, and any job is a good job. When Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer sign on as ranch hands at the secretive Bar-VR cattle spread, they're not expecting much more than hard work, bad pay, and a comfortable campfire around which they can enjoy their favorite pastime: scouring Harper's Weekly for stories about the famous Sherlock Holmes.When another ranch hand turns up in an outhouse with a bullet in his brain, Old Red sees the perfect opportunity to put his Holmes-inspired detective talents to work and 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.
Malahelm
This book is a fun romp with the Wild West as the setting. Old Red and Big Red are bothers. In the winter of 1893 they find themselves out of work so when they’re offered a job on the secretive Bar VR ranch they take it. The ranch is shrouded in mystery and the brothers find themselves confined to a restricted area around the bunkhouse. People start to turn up dead and Old Red assumes the task of “deducifying” what is going on. He’s learned the trade of detective from having his brother, Big Red, read him Sherlock Homes stories.

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.
Winn
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Amlingmeyer brothers have been characterized so well that I'm positive that were i to pass them on the street i would know them. This was the first book on my wonderful journey to the 1893 west. The books are so well written. I love how Big Red 'author's the books with humor, honesty, and heart. After reading this first book I had to read them all and I have. I can't wait for book 6! I wish I had the author's wit to write a better review, the book deserves it. Loved them!
Oghmaghma
I was looking for a new author to entertain me. I stumbled upon Hockensmith's latest Holmes novel at Costco and skimmed through it. I liked what little I read and thought I should take a chance on this writer. Well, the book I found was not the first in the "Holmes on the Range" series of books. So, I downloaded the first book, this one, to my recently-acquired Kindle and found myself thoroughly enjoying Gustav Amlingmeyer (Old Red) emulating Sherlock Holmes. I suspect that Otto Amlingmeyer (Big Red) will make a perfectly good Dr. Watson in telling the world about the exploits of Old Red.

The language in the book creates the characters into believable people. Keeping Holmes and Watson as real-life characters is the key. In fact, there are many Holmes adventures yet to be written at the time the Big Red begins his deductifying. Holmes is dead, in Switzerland. I look forward to see how Hockensmith interlaces Holmes detecting and Amlingmeyer's in the future books.

I have watched a lot of westerns and read a few. This book makes for a decent western all by itself. I almost would like to see the Amlingmeyer's run into Holmes and Watson in some future case, but that would probably require Doyle to come back from the dead.

At least now, I have four more recent Holmes on the Range mysteries to read.
Kulalbine
This review is for the Kindle version - I'm subtracting one star because the formatting was bad with some missing words, crooked lines and words hyphenated in the middle of a line. So, almost certainly four stars for the paperback version.
As for the book, I can imagine the author thinking, "I like cowboys and I like Holmes - they are from roughly the same era, so why not . . . " He does an excellent job delivering on this clever idea. I really liked the fact that Holmes and Watson are real people in this universe and not fictional characters. They don't appear, but the reader discovers they are real (better not say more). The author does a good job of combining a good mystery solved by Holmesian logic with some nice cowboy riding, roping and shooting action and restrained humor. There was one section of the book where the author overdid the mention of outhouse smells and dialogs punctuated by flatuence jokes.
I'll definitely read the others in the series though. A nice read for cowboy and/or mystery fans.
felt boot
What drew me to Steve Hockensmith's books was not the lure of a good western with a humorous flavor and a sprinkling of mystery. I'm not a big reader of westerns. Yet, when I stumbled across Hockensmith's hilarious blog, I had to pick up his books. It was a moral imperative.
I cannot tell you how quickly Big Red and Old Red yanked me in and wouldn't let me go. It dropped me into the old west with all its cow pokie glory and then held me there in fascination. The characters are unique and Hockensmith's depiction of them made it easy for me to picture them in my mind.
I burned through this book in a day because I couldn't put it down. Even if you're not a fan of westerns or historicals, you might find this an entertaining book to read.
I highly recommend this book. I'm already two chapters into his next one "On The Wrong Track" and I love it.
If you're not sure you want to dip your toes into a new author, check out his blog and get a feel for his character. His books are very similar, if not better.
Zonama
This mystery gets you out of the usual, run of the mill fair and places you in the west of the 1800s. Old Red and Big Red are great characters and some of the clues given along the way (and the explanation at the end) certainly conjure up Sherlock Holmes. A good, refreshing different, sometimes humorous, always entertaining, read.
MegaStar
I really liked the premise of the book--a cowboy trying to be like Sherlock Holmes. Now the plot was mostly pretty good, & funny as well, but I was put off by 2 things:

1-- The branding episode never had any repercussions.

2-- Sherlock being real. I read the 1st half of the book thinking it was just a misunderstanding that the brothers didn't know that Holmes was a fictional character, as was Dr Watson. However, the book apparently was written about a parallel universe where they WERE real.