Monday, May 2, 2011

World's Greatest Sleuth!, by Steve Hockensmith

I hate doing this as I've been a big fan of these Holmes on the Range stories, but I have to give this one a negative review.  This book just didn't live up to the previous novels in any respect.  Some of the other books had pretty weak plots, but the characters and dialog were so enjoyable they were still good reads.  This one, unfortunately, just doesn't have much going for it.  I'm happy for the author, since taking over the Pridge & Predjudice & Zombies franchise I suspect he's become wealthier and can now pursue other projects that he couldn't before.  I just got the feeling this novel had been phoned in, but maybe the next one in the series will pick right back up again.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle

I know it's been forever since I posted, basically I just have not been reading as much.  But as I've mentioned several times before, I love these Klinger annotated Holmes stories.  While I've read Hound several times, I was once again very entertained to read the excellent story along with Klinger's annoatations.  Only one more story left in the book, a closed-door mystery I've never heard of before.