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World's Greatest Sleuth! (Holmes on the Range Series #5)

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  • Posted December 7, 2010

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    The latest Holmes on the Range historical mystery is a super late nineteenth century spoof

    In 1893 the Amlingmeyer brothers, Gustav "Old Red" and Otto "Big Red, travel to Chicago to participate in a detectiving contest to determine who the world's greatest sleuth is held at the Exposition. Internationally renowned detective William Pinkerton will lead the competition.

    The siblings are not that interested in meeting the legend though they wonder why he gave his name to this challenge. They attend the Chicago Exposition of 1893 for one purpose to meet Diana Corvus, the woman of a thousand faces. However, the games turn macabre when someone shoves contestant Armstrong Curtis into a vat of cheese. The homicide and the contest mean less to the Reds who prefer solving whether the relationship between Diana and her boss Colonel Crowe is purely professional, but follow clues throughout the city seeking the killer.

    The latest Holmes on the Range historical mystery (see The Crack Lens) is a super late nineteenth century spoof mindful of the movie Murder By Death. The novel needs a warning label not to read in public as your hysterical laugher will have anyone nearby wondering. The Reds are as usual over the top, this time, of the Ferris Wheel especially Big Red who has a lot to say about anything. Outrageously humorous yet interwoven with detailed historical tidbits that bring Chicago alive, readers will wonder who will win the prize as the World's Greatest Sleuth.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted May 25, 2011

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    The Greatest Sleuth in the Greatest City

    I love Chicago, Sherlock Holmes, and the Amlingmeyer brothers, not necessarily in that order. By setting this mystery in The White City, Hockensmith brings them all together in a fun adventure that is a good mystery as well. I love the way he plays with words and people and events into a mix that creates a read that kept me captivated for a weekend when I really did have other things to do!

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

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    The Holmes Legacy is in Good Hands with Hockensmith

    I've read a few of them there Holmes knock-offs in my day, but none what has the man and his methods so wrapped up in the story itself. The characters of Holmes and Watson are as entrenched in this story as they are in their own. Hockensmith takes a good detective story and a good western story and makes gold out of both.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

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    Loved this book

    Loved this book. I have enjoied the series and can't wait for the next one.

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