Steve Hockensmith


Steve Hockensmith is the author of the “Holmes on the Range” mysteries starring Sherlock Holmes-worshiping cowboys “Big Red” and “Old Red” Amlingmeyer. The first book in the series was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony and Dilys Awards, and the fourth, The Crack in the Lens, was a finalist for the Nero. Last year, Hockensmith’s novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls managed to slip onto the New York Times extended best-seller list (and irritate a lot of Jane Austen fans in the process). This year, Hockensmith concluded the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trilogy with Dreadfully Ever After. Before turning his attention to novels, Hockensmith was a prolific writer of short fiction. His mystery stories were nominated for nearly every major award in the field (including the Anthony, Shamus, Barry, Macavity and Derringer) and appeared in several year's best anthologies. He is not an egomaniac, not matter what this bio might make you think.

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Cadaver in Chief
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,370. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
In this satirical 10-chapter mini-novel, New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award finalist Steve Hockensmith offers up the weirdest mystery ever: Could a zombie be running for President? It's up to newspaper reporter Jan Woods to find out. As she hunts for the truth, Woods will have to escape hordes of the undead -- and, perhaps even worse, politicians, spin doctors and Washington's bureaucracy.
Blarney: 12 Tales of Lies, Crime & Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,240. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Novelist Steve Hockensmith (Holmes on the Range, Dawn of the Dreadfuls) presents a dozen of his best short stories, most originally published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. The offerings -- a mix of procedurals, noir and hilarious genre send-ups -- include a Derringer Award winner and finalists for the Shamus, Barry and Anthony awards.
Dear Mr. Holmes: Seven Holmes on the Range Mysteries
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,470. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Sherlock Holmes-worshiping cowboys Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer, the heroes of the Edgar-nominated "Holmes on the Range" mystery series, star in these seven rollicking adventures set in the Wild West.
Naughty: Nine Tales of Christmas Crime
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,670. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In this collection of hilarious short stories, you'll see what thieves, killers and psychos get up to come the holidays...and it's not baking cookies. Originally published in Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazines, these nine tales from short story master Steve Hockensmith (Dawn of the Dreadfuls, Holmes on the Range) are sure to have you ho-ho-hoing from the first page to the last.

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