In May, it was back to a contemporary author. Our title: Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith. It's 1893, a tough year in Montana, and any job is a good job. When Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer sign on as ranch hands at the secretive Bar VR cattle spread, they're not expecting much more than hard work, bad pay, and a comfortable campfire around which they can enjoy their favorite pastime: scouring Harper's Weekly for stories about the famous Sherlock Holmes. When the boys come across a dead body that looks a whole lot like the leftovers of an unfortunate encounter with a cattle stampede, Old Red sees the perfect opportunity to employ his Holmes-inspired deducifiyin' skills. Putting his ranch work squarely on the back burner, he sets out to solve the case.
This title was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on May 29, 2008. We encourage you to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below!