Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith - Review

Holmes on the RangeHolmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sherlock Holmes meets John Wayne. What's not to like?

Thumbs Up
It has been a while since I have read a western and this book was great for getting be back into the genre. A fun whodunnit ( the two dead men it probably wasn't too fun) that kept me guessing and wanting to know who was responsible.
Big Red and his brother Old Red are characters that I would love to know more about and I enjoyed their relationship - it was clear they cared but just like family do they were snipy and short tempered.
I liked how the book dealt with the more gritty realities of being a cowboy - not the romanticised versions we are fed through old black and white John Ford films.

Thumbs Down
It took a while to figure out if Sherlock Holmes was a real or fictional character, but I'm not going to give that away.

All in All
Really enjoyable.
I will bw checking out the second book when I have the chance.

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