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The Black Dove

(2008)
(The third book in the Holmes On the Range Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
In the summer of 1893, Gustav “Old Red” Amlingmeyer and his brother Otto (a.k.a. “Big Red”) find themselves down and out in San Francisco. Though cowpokes by training, the brothers are devotees of the late, great Sherlock Holmes and his trademark method of “deducifying.” But when they set out to land jobs as professional detectives, they land themselves in hot water, instead.

First their friend Dr. Chan mysteriously takes a potshot at them, fatally wounding Big Red's new hat. Then a secretive young woman from their past pops up and convinces them that Chan's in trouble -- and they're just the men to get him out of it. Unfortunately, they're too late: By the time they track Chan down again, he's dead. The police call it a suicide. Old Red calls that a lie. When he and his brother set out to prove it, they put themselves on a collision course with shady S.F.P.D. cops, brutal Barbary Coast hoodlums and the deadly Chinatown tongs.

Before long, all sides are in a race to uncover the secret that could rock the city. And their only clue to what's actually going on is the enigmatic, exotic and extremely difficult to find “Black Dove.”

Genre: Historical Mystery

Used availability for Steve Hockensmith's The Black Dove

Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Dove: A Holmes on the Range Mystery (Holmes on the Range Mysteries)
Author(s): Steve Hockensmith
ISBN: 0-312-34782-0 / 978-0-312-34782-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Black Dove: A Holmes on the Range Mystery (Holmes on the Range Mysteries)
Author(s): Steve Hockensmith
ISBN: 0-312-56557-7 / 978-0-312-56557-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: The Black Dove (The Holmes on the Range Mysteries)
Author(s): Steve Hockensmith
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   


February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Black Dove (Holmes on the Range, 3)
Author(s): Steve Hockensmith
ISBN: 1-4001-0605-2 / 978-1-4001-0605-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Black Dove (Holmes on the Range, 3)
Author(s): Steve Hockensmith
ISBN: 1-4001-3605-9 / 978-1-4001-3605-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Black Dove
Author(s): Steve Hockensmith
ISBN: 1-4001-5605-X / 978-1-4001-5605-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Black Dove: A Holmes on the Range Mystery
Author(s): Steve Hockensmith
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA