Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sherlock Holmes meets John Wayne. What's not to like?
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 (well...to 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.
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
I will bw checking out the second book when I have the chance.
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