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December 19, 2012

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John Cunningham

Hi Steve, I just now finished Holmes on the Range, a superb read! the plot was convoluted, but it all came together at the end. I hope you have more future books about Gustav and Otto coming up.


Steve

Hi, John! Thanks for dropping by! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Holmes on the Range. The series is on hiatus at the moment, but if you haven't read books 2-6 yet you can learn more about them here:

http://www.stevehockensmith.com/steves-books.html

I agree that I might have been juggling a little too much in the first book, plot-wise. That's the challenge of writing mysteries like these. The plot has to be at least a *little* convoluted so the heroes have a tangled web to unravel. But you never want the reader to feel like they need a score card and a flow chart to keep track of everything. Looking back, I'd say Holmes on the Range is probably the most complicated of all the books, and after that I tried to deliver the same array of clues, red herrings, suspects and motives while keeping the plots a little more streamlined.

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