Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The Crack in the Lens: Holmes on the Range Series, Book 4
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Tantor Media, Inc. 2009
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

In 1893, Otto "Big Red" Amlingmeyer and his brother, Gustav "Old Red," find themselves in a situation that they never expected: they have a bit of money and time to do something other than scramble. It's enough to confound even that most unconfoundable of men, their mutual inspiration, Sherlock Holmes.

So Old Red decides that it's time for the two of them to head off to the Texas hill country, to San Marcos, and deal with the greatest tragedy of Old Red's life. Five years ago, when Old Red was a cowpoke in San Marcos, he had a sweetheart---a fallen woman at the local house of ill repute. They had made plans, but before they made their big move, his fiancee was murdered and the case was swept under the rug by the local authorities. Now Old Red is determined to find out what really happened and to finally find a measure of justice for his beloved. But Big Red and Old Red find themselves facing a wall of silence and in some of the worst situations of their lives: ensnared in a riot at the local cathouse, on the wrong end of a lynching party, and, perhaps worst of all, having to do the one thing you never want to do in the state of Texas: steal horses.

Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
08/04/2009
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781400192823
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Steve Hockensmith. (2009). The Crack in the Lens: Holmes on the Range Series, Book 4. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Steve Hockensmith. 2009. The Crack in the Lens: Holmes On the Range Series, Book 4. Tantor Media, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Steve Hockensmith, The Crack in the Lens: Holmes On the Range Series, Book 4. Tantor Media, Inc, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Steve Hockensmith. The Crack in the Lens: Holmes On the Range Series, Book 4. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc, 2009.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
9f7a0e07-208a-b0c2-fb61-3eaa63197373
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 18:42:01
Date Updated:
Dec 08, 2020 06:10:14
Last Metadata Check:
Aug 01, 2021 10:42:53
Last Metadata Change:
Jul 29, 2021 19:09:36
Last Availability Check:
Aug 01, 2021 10:42:57
Last Availability Change:
Apr 17, 2021 19:11:39
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Aug 03, 2021 02:27:23

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1219-1/{9C1A464F-6C76-4462-BF0E-F97E871D56B1}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1219-1/{9C1A464F-6C76-4462-BF0E-F97E871D56B1}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1219-1/9C1/A46/4F/{9C1A464F-6C76-4462-BF0E-F97E871D56B1}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1219-1/9C1/A46/4F/{9C1A464F-6C76-4462-BF0E-F97E871D56B1}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: tantor_audio#9781400182824
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781400192823
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: tantor_audio#9781400182824
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781400192823
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781400112821
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Steve Hockensmith
title
The Crack in the Lens
dateAdded
2009-11-25T16:22:28.677-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=249925
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Crack in the Lens Holmes on the Range Series Book 04
crossRefId
249925
series
Holmes on the Range
subtitle
Holmes on the Range Series, Book 4
id
9c1a464f-6c76-4462-bf0e-f97e871d56b1
starRating
3.9

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: CrackintheLens9781400182824
      • partCount: 9
      • fileSize: 292575168
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: tantor_audio#9781400182824
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781400192823
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 07/21/2009
      • samples:
            • source: The Crack In The Lens
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/1219-1/249925-ACrackInTheLens.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1219-1/249925-ACrackInTheLens.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=9C1A464F-6C76-4462-BF0E-F97E871D56B1&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: CrackintheLens9781400182824
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 292537153
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: tantor_audio#9781400182824
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781400192823
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 07/21/2009
      • samples:
            • source: The Crack In The Lens
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/1219-1/249925-ACrackInTheLens.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1219-1/249925-ACrackInTheLens.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=9C1A464F-6C76-4462-BF0E-F97E871D56B1&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Hockensmith, Steve
      • bioText: Steve Hockensmith writes a monthly column for Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and he is the author of Holmes on the Range, an Edgar Award finalist and the beginning of his highly successful Holmes on the Range mystery series.
      • name: Steve Hockensmith
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Dufris William
      • name: William Dufris
imprint
Tantor Audio
publishDate
2009-08-04T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Crack in the Lens
fullDescription

In 1893, Otto "Big Red" Amlingmeyer and his brother, Gustav "Old Red," find themselves in a situation that they never expected: they have a bit of money and time to do something other than scramble. It's enough to confound even that most unconfoundable of men, their mutual inspiration, Sherlock Holmes.

So Old Red decides that it's time for the two of them to head off to the Texas hill country, to San Marcos, and deal with the greatest tragedy of Old Red's life. Five years ago, when Old Red was a cowpoke in San Marcos, he had a sweetheart---a fallen woman at the local house of ill repute. They had made plans, but before they made their big move, his fiancee was murdered and the case was swept under the rug by the local authorities. Now Old Red is determined to find out what really happened and to finally find a measure of justice for his beloved. But Big Red and Old Red find themselves facing a wall of silence and in some of the worst situations of their lives: ensnared in a riot at the local cathouse, on the wrong end of a lynching party, and, perhaps worst of all, having to do the one thing you never want to do in the state of Texas: steal horses.

reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        Starred review from May 11, 2009
        Set in 1893, a few weeks after the events of 2008's The Black Dove
        , Hockensmith's excellent fourth mystery to feature Otto “Big Red” Amlingmeyer and his older brother, Gustav (aka “Old Red”), takes them to San Marcos, Tex. The laconic Old Red, whose life took an unexpected turn after his brother introduced him to the deductive methods of Sherlock Holmes, reveals that the love of his life, hooker Gertrude Eichelberger, was murdered in San Marcos five years earlier. The pair's efforts to investigate put them at odds with the local pimps as well as the law. The brothers discover that Gertrude was but the first victim of a serial killer, who modeled his crimes after Jack the Ripper. The personal stake Old Red has in catching the murderer adds an emotional dimension to the puzzle, which Edgar-finalist Hockensmith nicely leavens with witty prose and cliffhanging chapter endings. Author tour.

      • premium: True
      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: Brothers Otto and Gustav Amlingmeyer are the Holmes and Watson of the American West. On their fourth, case they investigate a series of murders involving prostitutes, one of whom was Gustav's truelove. Bill Dufris's "aw-shucks" reading somewhat blunts the gory reality of the story's Jack-the-Ripper-style killings, but his performance is in line with the setting and characters. Of course, having narrated the other three Holmes on the Range adventures, he's had lots of practice. Both men's and women's voices have an appropriate rough edge, and the action moves right along. It's difficult to take these sagebrush Sherlocks too seriously; one wonders what Conan Doyle would think. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        September 28, 2009
        Hockensmith returns with this superb mystery featuring two brothers, Otto “Big Red” and Gustav “Old Red,” who journey off to the Texas hill country in search of answers to a tragedy that befell them and Gertrude Eichelberger, a young prostitute, five years earlier. Of course, there's trouble along the way, and the boys find themselves scrambling at every corner, using Sherlock Holmes's methods to solve Gertrude's murder. As unique and exciting as the story is, William Dufris does not do the material justice and gives a laughable reading that seems miles away from his usually stellar performances. Dufris goes so far over the top that the story loses its subtle humor and becomes a farce. A Minotaur hardcover (Reviews, May 11).

popularity
240
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/9c1a464f-6c76-4462-bf0e-f97e871d56b1/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
9c1a464f-6c76-4462-bf0e-f97e871d56b1
starRating
3.9
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1219-1/{9C1A464F-6C76-4462-BF0E-F97E871D56B1}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1219-1/{9C1A464F-6C76-4462-BF0E-F97E871D56B1}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1219-1/9C1/A46/4F/{9C1A464F-6C76-4462-BF0E-F97E871D56B1}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1219-1/9C1/A46/4F/{9C1A464F-6C76-4462-BF0E-F97E871D56B1}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
      • value: Mystery
      • value: Humor (Fiction)
publishDateText
08/04/2009
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781400112821
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription

In 1893, Otto "Big Red" Amlingmeyer and his brother, Gustav "Old Red," find themselves in a situation that they never expected: they have a bit of money and time to do something other than scramble. It's enough to confound even that most unconfoundable of men, their mutual inspiration, Sherlock Holmes.

So Old Red decides that it's time for the two of them to head off to the Texas hill country, to San Marcos, and deal with the greatest tragedy of Old Red's life. Five years ago, when Old Red was a cowpoke in San Marcos, he had a sweetheart---a fallen woman at the local house of ill repute. They had made plans, but before they made their big move, his fiancee was murdered and the case was swept under the rug by the local authorities. Now Old Red is determined to find out what really happened and to finally find a measure of justice for his beloved. But Big Red and Old Red find themselves facing a wall of silence and in some of the worst situations of their lives: ensnared in...

sortTitle
Crack in the Lens Holmes on the Range Series Book 04
crossRefId
249925
series
Holmes on the Range
subtitle
Holmes on the Range Series, Book 4
publisher
Tantor Media, Inc.