- Paperback: 308 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1479126764
- ISBN-13: 978-1479126767
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,375,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Singular Adventure of Charles Goodfoote: A Thrilling Tale of a Perilous Escapade Set In The Old West Paperback – October 5, 2012
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This book has forensics, details about tracking and descriptions of Native American customs from their perspective. You'd think the author worked in those fields and knew these people.
He has a sense of humor too, even if it is a little low-brow and couched in an American accent of the mid-19th Century.
I've finished this book and want another one; I can't seem to find any other books by Charles Goodfoote!
My inconveniences aside, I totally felt like I was IN the town, I could actually SEE all of the characters, I could even smell the smells being described. Without a doubt, I was completely transported to Disenchantment, AZ (what a horrible place that is).
I also learned a great deal while being entertained, which was awesome.
The Sherlock Holmes and M*****y (don't want to give it away) connections are fantastic- did not see that last one coming.
I smell a sequel- at least, there had better be one! I have questions I need answered!
Thank you for an extremely entertaining, can't put it down, puzzle, mystery, so well-written book. Goodfoote is a talented man, but the award goes to editing (Thomas Hanratty).
The Singular Adventure of Charles Goodfoote stars a youthful Sherlock Holmes and his mentor, Charles Goodfoote. The action takes place in the Old West, in a town called Desolation, Arizona. We already know a bit about Sherlock Holmes, but Goodfoote, himself, is a fascinating character, part Blackfoot Indian and part Anglo Saxon. Goodfoote is an inspector with the Pinkerton Agency (a "pinkie" as he calls himself), and it is he who teaches Sherlock a few tricks of the detective trade. Together, they use their skills to investigate the murder of one of Sherlock's boyhood friends. It's the kind of book where you hate to see the arrival of the last page.
The book surprised me in many ways from start to finish. First of all, I very much enjoyed characters and the clever dialogue. The writing is fresh and fun and lively-no tired cliches here! Lots of twists keep this rollicking story moving as fast as a crook on the run. Even better, the author offers observations on tracking a criminal that are insightful and wise. Thomas Hanratty has captured the essence of what a youthful Sherlock Holmes might have been like at the start of his lustrous career. The relationship of Holmes and Goodfoote is quite charming as each learns to respect the skills the other brings to the table. It's an excellent read, full of fun.
Waste no more time--order this book because . . . the game is afoot.