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Steve Hockensmith

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Steve Hockensmith (born August 17, 1968) is an American author. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Hockensmith is the author of the Holmes on the Range mystery series. The first book in the series, Holmes on the Range (published in 2006), was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony Awards näytä lisää for Best First Novel. he wrote the third book in the Quirk Classics series, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, in 2010. He also published its sequel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After, in 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Dawn of the Dreadfuls (2010) 1,532 kappaletta
Dreadfully Ever After (2011) 529 kappaletta
Holmes on the Range (2006) 473 kappaletta
On the Wrong Track (2008) 233 kappaletta
The Black Dove (2008) 166 kappaletta
The White Magic Five and Dime (2014) 129 kappaletta
The Crack in the Lens (2009) 126 kappaletta
World's Greatest Sleuth! (2011) 114 kappaletta
Fool Me Once (2015) 43 kappaletta
Give the Devil His Due (2017) 40 kappaletta

Associated Works

An Apple for the Creature (2012) — Avustaja — 386 kappaletta
Sherlock Holmes in America (2009) — Avustaja — 203 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (2001) — Avustaja — 145 kappaletta
Death Do Us Part: New Stories about Love, Lust, and Murder (2006) — Avustaja — 127 kappaletta
Sherlock Holmes: The American Years (2010) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
Ghost Towns (2010) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
On Dangerous Ground: Stories of Western Noir (2011) — Tekijä — 16 kappaletta
Crime: A Fiction River Special Edition (2014) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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This was a fun read. This is apparently a prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame Smith (which I have yet to read, although it was published first). It is set a few years prior to Pride and Prejudice, in the year when Elizabeth was set to come out into society. In this telling, about twenty years prior to the events, the living English were at battle with zombies (dreadfuls) and defeated them. After a time, zombie prevention methods (ie. decapitating the dead prior to burial) lapsed and enter the current events when the zombies begin arriving in Meryton again. In the previous war, Mr. Bennett had been a warrior, and begins training his daughters in the deadly arts. After all, Lady Catherine de Burgh was a noted leader in suppressing the previous war's zombies. This is smartly done. Its funny and has literary illusions that readers of the classics will get. A favorite is: "Lieutenant Tindall told me I'd find you up here tilting at putrid windmills. Now I know what he meant." Its not some hokey reworking of Pride and Prejudice. You get to see several of the Meryton townfolk and locations you're familiar with. But the familiar characters and places are put into more of a Shawn of the Dead situation, rather than a bad parody. I plan on picking up the other two in this series.… (lisätietoja)
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sawcat | 73 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 9, 2024 |
not as fresh as the first-perhaps, but still an enjoyable addition to the series, especially for the glimpses it gives of the Famous "white city"
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cspiwak | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
Wasn't sure if I'd like this or not-in general I agree with Rex Stout and feel someone benefitting from another author's characters is a vampire.
In this case, though, it was simply a passion of the character- he Liked Holmes like Wolfe likes orchids- so all in all I didn't find it too intrusive.

The cowboy jargon was a bit forced here and there-but the puzzle and characters were fun
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cspiwak | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
I was curious as to whether they gave the Tarot a decent telling, and yes, that part was pretty accurate and funny at times. I also loved the cover, created by a friend of mine.

I quit at page 136. I kept reading that far, because I was hoping that at some point there would be a denouement of the main character realizing divination is real .. or some kind of redemption.

But then I realized I had developed a hard dislike for all the characters except maybe the cop (to the extent he was developed at all). Driven by self-consciously snappy, glib dialogue, and attitude up to our necks, it just annoyed the hell out of me. Goodbye, so long, I really don't care.

Soooooo glad it was only a library book.
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BethOwl | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 24, 2024 |



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