Murder at Thumb Butte

Murder at Thumb Butte

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by James D. Best
     
 

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In the spring of 1880, Steve Dancy travels to Prescott, Arizona to gain control of a remarkable invention. But on his first night in the territorial capital, his friend, Jeff Sharp is arrested for a midnight murder at Thumb Butte. Dancy launches a personal investigation to find the real murderer, only to discover the whole town wanted the victim dead. For help, he… See more details below

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In the spring of 1880, Steve Dancy travels to Prescott, Arizona to gain control of a remarkable invention. But on his first night in the territorial capital, his friend, Jeff Sharp is arrested for a midnight murder at Thumb Butte. Dancy launches a personal investigation to find the real murderer, only to discover the whole town wanted the victim dead. For help, he turns to another old friend and associate, Captain Joseph McAllen of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
 
Can Dancy discover the true killer before his friend stretches a rope on the courthouse square?

Editorial Reviews

Brandywine - Lars Walker
"Steve is a former gun shop owner from New York City, transferred to the west where, although his primary concern is business, he has made a reputation as a gunman. I thought this approach added freshness to the whole enterprise. We often forget that cowboys shared a country and a time with men like Thomas Edison and Cornelius Vanderbilt, but Steve Dancy straddles both worlds."
Western Writers of American, Roundup Magazine - C.K. Crigger
"This is a well-plotted mystery, as well as a terrific Old West story. Best has a great character in Steve Dancy, and has created an excellent cast of secondary characters."
Bookviews - Alan Caruba
"When it comes to novels that evoke a fabled period, few do it better than Jim Best. Best is best at dialogue and his novels move along at a swift pace with some of the best dialogue you’ll find. Nothing fancy, but it reflects real people in real situations. Treat yourself to one or all three of the series."
True West Magazine - Larry Winget
"The James Best books...are about the best new Western series to come along since Larry McMurtry."—
Alan Caruba
When it comes to westerns, novels that evoke a fabled period, few do it better than Jim Best. His latest is Murder at Thumb Butte. His novels move along at a swift pace with some of the best dialogue you'll find. Nothing fancy, but it reflects real people in real situations. Treat yourself to one or all three.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012867858
Publisher:
Queen Beach
Publication date:
06/19/2011
Series:
A Steve Dancy Tale , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
86,224
File size:
0 MB

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