As a special treat for Sherlock Holmes fans, author Steve Hockensmith is offering two titles in his Holmes on the Range series of Sherlock Holmes pastiche tribute mystery novels, free for a limited time.
This historical mystery series stars two brothers who are cowboys in Montana during the 1890s who are also Sherlock Holmes fanboys inspired to become detectives from reading his stories. They solve cases in the Wild West using the principles of deduction set forth by their role model, as well as often referring to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original tales throughout their own adventures.
On the Wrong Track, the 2nd novel in the series, was originally published in 2007 by Macmillan’s Minotaur Books imprint, and Dear Mr. Holmes: Seven Holmes on the Range Stories is a collection of shorts self-published by the author, containing tales which originally appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and other outlets.
Offered DRM-free worldwide, available at Amazon.
Free for a limited time, available DRM-free worldwide at Amazon @ On the Wrong Track & Dear Mr. Holmes: Seven Holmes on the Range Stories
The 1st novel in the series, Holmes on the Range, which was a 2007 finalist for the Anthony, Edgar, Macavity, and Shamus Awards for Best First Novel, and whose rights are still owned by Minotaur, is currently on sale for just $2.99 in assorted countries worldwide at multiple retailers. Here’s a link for Kobo so you can check the price in your region by changing the country code in the URL.
Description (for On the Wrong Track)
Sherlock Holmes-worshiping cowpokes Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer are back in another Old West adventure. This time they sign on as guards for the hated Southern Pacific Railroad—and quickly find themselves heading full-steam toward disaster! They’ve barely left the station when the train they’re on is robbed and the baggage man loses his head…literally. Also on board for the wild ride: a drunken Pinkerton, a mysterious beauty, a secretive Chinese doctor and a deadly swamp adder with a taste for cowboys. Will Big Red and Old Red make it to the end of the line alive? Not if the bad guys get their way!