Holmes On The Range?
The Holmes referred to in the title is, of course, the master himself, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. While he does not actually appear in the story, he is central to the plot. Two cowboys, using the methods of the beloved detective, solve a rather convoluted mystery on a Montana ranch in 1893. This story has a lot to offer: murder (of course), and mayhem, shootouts, great characters, even good horses, all turned out with nice dashes of humor and some pathos. The pacing builds a bit slowly, but the people you meet make the wait worthwhile. The reading by William Dufris is masterful; he even handles the women's voices well. I love the way Mr. Holmes (or at least his legacy) keeps turning up in the most unexpected places!