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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Hockensmith Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Holmes on the Range Mysteries Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781400172252
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Skillful plotting and characterization augur well for the sequel.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Captivating.... The 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)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 2/12/2014

    " This is, I believe, the fifth in the Holmes on the Range series, and if you enjoy fun whodunits, I recommend you get on board. Steve is a great guy and a fun, clever writer. My husband is his #1 fan. If you doubt me, check out Steve's web page. And once again Bob is mentioned in the acknowledgements for this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 2/11/2014

    " This is book 5 in a series. I've really enjoyed the series. This one I liked but not as much as previous installments. Not sure why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/6/2014

    " Another entertaining book in the Holmes on the Range series, it was an entertaining "read" to listen to in the car. The Amlingmeyer brothers tackle a mystery at the 1893 Chicago exposition! My only complaint was that the gentleman doing the reading sometimes verged on the cartoonish with some of his character voices. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis James | 2/6/2014

    " Starts slow, ends strong. Surprise at the end!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 2/1/2014

    " It's 1893 & the Sherlock Holmes-loving Amlingmeyer brothers take their "deducifyin" to Chicago & the first World's Fair. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wing | 1/20/2014

    " Now I need to find the other books for the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileend | 12/16/2013

    " Fun, silly and while it takes place during the Chicago World's Fair, it's the exact opposite of The Devil in the White City. Great for a plane trip. Like cotton candy. Funny, punny and odd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Isgur | 11/30/2013

    " I love this series -- it's clever, witty and funny! And this latest book in the series had all these elements in abundance. Can't wait to see what these boys are up to next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 11/25/2013

    " Currently listening to this. Makes me laugh. Great voices good story. Would like to meet them in real life cause they came alive for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 11/22/2013

    " This is the first Hockensmith book I've read and I really enjoyed the story. Will now have to try to get caught up with this series. Not great literature mind you but certainly engaging and fun. Like the brother's relationship. Holmesians should really enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LindaD | 11/6/2013

    " audiobook was painful! I did not enjoy the narration. I did enjoy the story of two brothers who go to Chicago to take part in a sleuthing contest at the World's Fair. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 11/1/2013

    " Finally got to the book that made me want to read the series! I enjoyed this one quite a bit, although not as much as the Black Dove. I liked that it revolved around the Columbian Exposition, but sometimes I thought that cris-crossing it detracted from the mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 9/23/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing characters; Amlingmeyer brothers; they travel to Chicago's 1893 World Columbian Exposition to participate in a contest against other renowned detectives, which takes on a different focus when one of the participants is found dead "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Garlen | 5/14/2013

    " Another fun mystery with Big Red and Old Red, this time in the White City. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 12/24/2012

    " I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was humorous, nicely paced and not as campy as I had feared. True, the main characters were in jeopardy which is one of my least favorite tricks of the genre, but at least they were brawny men and not dumb damsels in distress. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/2/2012

    " This one didn't grab me as the previous Big Red and Old Red books did, despite the historical references, including the Hoosier Hundred! Still, I am so taken with the main characters, their relationship, and their doings that I look forward to the next book. Light and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 5/19/2012

    " Not as good as other books in the series, but still quite entertaining. Enjoyed reading about the Amlingmeyer brothers latest escapades. Otto tells a great story, but it's Gustav who does things worth the telling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katharyn | 4/14/2012

    " A set of cowboys-Sleuth-writer-brothers head to Chicago to compete in the Worlds Greatest Sleuth competition. A bit corner, the tale grew on me and by the end I was hooked. I was not able to predict who the murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 QuesterMark | 11/13/2011

    " My first in this series. It was good enough that I'll bee looking for the other books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 7/29/2011

    " Another fun outing with the Amlingmeyer brothers. I really liked the setting of the book, it was very interesting to read details about the Colombian Exposition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 5/2/2011

    " Outstanding (and all the awards he has won for this proves it). If you love mashing Sherlock Holmes and Westerns - this couldn't be better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth666ann | 4/29/2011

    " A fun mystery series set in the late nineteenth-century U.S. West. The audio books, read by William Dufris, are an acquired taste as I feel the reading "dumbs down" the main character, but the series is fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daryl | 4/17/2011

    " Great book, Part western with a hint of Sherlock Holmes. Had a pretty good twist at the end as well. Character cast was small and easy to keep up with and none of that plot flip flopping which annoys me.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kae | 4/16/2011

    " I actually really liked this book. It has a different style with a great mystery added to it. Cowboy Sherlock Holmes! Fun book to read I though "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krissi | 4/5/2011

    " Love this book! Definitely encouraging others to read it. Totally kept my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seth | 4/5/2011

    " A great concept and a ton of fun. Check it out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 4/4/2011

    " A mix of western, mystery, and Sherlock Holmes, with a dash of humor make this a fun read. The main characters, Old Red and his younger brother Big Red, are likable enough that I look forward to reading more of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 2/23/2011

    " Nice read. Kind of hokey (lots of "gosh"es and "golly-gee"s). Mystery was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fatima | 2/21/2011

    " Cowboys obsessed with Sherlock Holmes? Written by a dude from Alameda? Slam dunk. "

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About the Author
Author Steve Hockensmith

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.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.