The Black Dove

  • by Steve Hockensmith
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this hilarious follow-up to Steve Hockensmith's critically acclaimed novel On the Wrong Track, crime-solving cowboys Gus "Old Red" and Otto "Big Red" Amlingmeyer are wandering around San Francisco when they stumble onto another mystery to be solved: the death of their acquaintance Dr. Chan. It turns out that no one wants this mystery solved, but that doesn't stop the brothers from riling up the locals with their heavy-handed investigations. Wild chases ensue until Old Red and his helpers finally put the clues together for a showdown on the waterfront.

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What the Critics Say

"Buoyant and consistently entertaining." (Kirkus)
"Hockensmith has been nominated for the Edgar Award, and if he keeps writing like this, he'll win one soon." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Fun Book!

I actually liked Hockensmith's two earlier books better than this one - but that was because both of them are so entertaining. The humor centers on the two brothers - one an illiterate would-be Sherlock Holmes, and the other a dutiful Dr. Watson. Both are fully developed characters that go far beyond the stereotypes we so often find in humor these days. These books are far superior, in my mind, to those Florida-based crime stories.
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- Jon "I listen to two audiobooks a month. My main interest is in a well-told story, so I enjoy a lot of fiction. But I like history as well"

Funny and Different

I only have four authors web pages on my favorites tab, Steve Hockensmith is the newest one. Truly unique and lots of huge laughs. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
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- Valerie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-25-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio