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Steve Hockensmith


Steve Hockensmith

STEVE HOCKENSMITH is an award-winning short-story writer, novelist, and reporter. His short fiction appears regularly in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, as well as anthologies such as Sherlock Holmes in America and Death Do Us Part. His story “Erie's Last Day” appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2001. His first novel --- the kick-off to his Holmes on the Range mystery series --- was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony and Dilys awards. Before turning to fiction, Hockensmith was an entertainment journalist, contributing to such publications as The Hollywood Reporter, Newsday, and the Chicago Tribune and editing the movie magazine Cinescape as well as The X-Files Official Magazine.

He lives in Alameda, California, and blogs sporadically at

Steve Hockensmith

Books by Steve Hockensmith

by "Science Bob" Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith - Mystery, Science

When a rash of robberies hits the town of Half Moon Bay, 11-year-old sleuths Nick and Tesla are determined to catch the criminals—but to do so, they'll have to build a host of new gadgets and gizmos!

by "Science Bob" Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith - Adventure, Fiction, Science

Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, it’s not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own --- engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices and more.