Originally paved in the 1920s, Route 66 has been a staple of the American Road Trip through the Great Depression and was a major method of the bootlegging operation. Spanning a total of 8 states and stretching from Chicago all the way to the Pacific Ocean, Route 66 was appropriately named the Motheroad. An icon of American Folklore, between the pages there are a slew of old gas stations, restaurants, diners, rest stops, and other attractions. Each must-see vestige is peppered with the history of the area.
Through meticulous study, Bruce Wexler has gained an intimate knowledge of the Victorian crime scene and early attempts at using forensic and logical methods of detection. Applying this study to his great fondness for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he has been able to blend the two — fact and fiction — to bring new insight into the life and times of the great detective.
Bruce Wexler's other books are The Wild, Wild West of Louis L'Amour and The Authentic South of Gone with the Wind.