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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (244 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:
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In 1893, the Amlingmeyer boys venture forth from the west in response to a summons from Otto's ("Big Red") publisher-they are to come to Chicago immediately, to the World's Columbian Exposition, and compete with some of the most famous detectives in the world. Set to coincide with the closing days of the first World's Fair and the publication of the story revealing the death of Sherlock Holmes, Gustav ("Old Red") will be competing for the title of World's Greatest Sleuth! Hating train travel and cities, the real draw is the chance to meet up again with the intriguing and elusive Diana Corvus. But the competition has barely begun before there is a murder in "the White City"-the organizer of the contest is discovered face down in the Mammoth Cheese from Canada-and from there, the game is really afoot. Download and start listening now!


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  • Hockensmith has delivered a fine addition to his Holmes on the Range series.... This should satisfy historical mystery readers who enjoy a tale full of clues leavened with humor. Library Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/16/2014

    " The Amlingmeyer brothers go to the Chicago Columbian Exposition as participants in the World's Greatest Sleuth! competition. Gustav & Otto, of course, save the day. Anymore would be a spoiler. I'm always happy to read the new book in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/14/2014

    " Old Red Amlingmeyer and his brother and chronicler Big Red are invited to the Chicago World's Fair to participate in a contest to determine who's the greatest detective now that Sherlock Holmes appears to be dead. But a death interrupts the second day of the contest. Old Red is sure it's a murder, but neither the head of the Pinkerton agency, William Pinkerton, who is reluctantly running the contest, or the Chicago police want the reputation of the fair soiled by crime. There also seem to be a number of bearded men talking an interest in the brothers. Old Red, crochety as ever, dislikes crowds, public speaking, and the very idea of riding the Ferris Wheel. About the only thing he does like, aside from Sherlock Holmes, is Diana, the lovely detective that the Amlingmeyers have worked with before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Victoria | 2/8/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David Isgur | 2/4/2014

    " 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! "

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