I first discovered Steve Hockensmith in my library with his Pride and Prejudice and Zombies books. While I am a big fan of the original Pride and Prejudice, I thoroughly enjoyed Hockensmith’s addition of the zombies and his humour, so looked for more of his books.
Happily, my library has the Holmes on the Range mystery series as audiobooks, and I listened to the first four in quick succession. By the last one, The Crack in the Lens, it was getting a little repetitive and I didn’t enjoy it as much, but still hoped there would be more. And recently I discovered my library has added the 5th audiobook, World’s Greatest Sleuth!
Brothers, Gustav (Old Red) and Otto (Big Red) Amlingmeyer are the stars of this series. American cowboys in the 1890s. The older one, Gustav, is reserved and illiterate, but is fascinated by Sherlock Holmes’ skill at detecting after his brother reads him the stories. They, somewhat understandably, believe the stories are about a real detective. Gustav has his own skill at detective work and with the help of his brother, they solve several mysteries, becoming their own unlikely version of Sherlock and Watson.
Read the rest of my review at Loopy Ker’s Life.