Friday, February 09, 2007

Finished Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith yesterday. As you can probably guess from the title, this is a mix of a western and a mystery but it doesn't actually directly involve Sherlock Holmes. Instead, it is about two brothers in 1890's Montana who are down on their luck. One has become a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories, read to him by his brother because he is illiterate, and he gets to put his new hobby to the test when they both become involved in a mystery when they are hired on as ranch hands at a remote, and shady, ranch.

I'm a huge fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories and I was very into mysteries back in the first year of university. That year, I burned out on reading mysteries and only read them occasionally now. This is a decent mystery and the author does a good job of creating a reasonable Wild West setting as a backdrop.

It's a light read but if you are into light mysteries, I would recommend it.

Amazon Link: Holmes on the Range

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