Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith

Big Red Amlingmeyer’s older brother is determined to be the West’s Sherlock Holmes. When murder strikes at a ranch Old Red has the chance. Can a rough cowboy successfully think like Holmes?

Old Red is a loner and deductive like Holmes, but his vastly different experiences make him his own man. Big Red shows Watson level loyalty, but also thinks about whether he wishes to be a detective’s ally. Together, the two are an effective team. Cowboy customs and ranch life give the mystery a Western feel. There are plenty of clues but they don’t make the solution obvious. Holmes on the Range offers a twist on Holmes and a Western mystery.

Want more books like Holmes on the Range?

Two San Francisco PIs find their investigations helped and complicated by a man claiming to be Holmes in The Bughouse Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini. (Click here to read my blog entry on The Bughouse Affair.)

A federal investigator must recover a powerful weapon apparently stolen by his estranged brother in The Killing Machine by Ed Gorman.

Sherlock Holmes comes to America to thwart a railroad arsonist in Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon by Larry Millett.

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