Murder At Thumb Butte

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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 that 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.

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Overview

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 that 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 identify the true killer before his friend stretches a rope on the courthouse square?

About the Author

James D. Best is the author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, The Shut Mouth Society, Tempest at Dawn, and The Digital Organization. He lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with his wife, Diane.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604946314
  • Publisher: Wheatmark
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

James Best is the author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, Tempest at Dawn, The Shut Mouth Society, and The Digital Organization. James has also written two regular magazine columns and numerous journal articles. As a conference speaker, he has made presentations throughout North America and Europe.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2015

    Loved it!

    This is the first book I have read by this author and I thought it was great. I'll read more by this author.

    The only problem was the format on my Nook. At the end of the sentence whichever word was too long to fit, it was cut off without a hyphen and continued on the next line including apostrophes. It got a bit annoying thats why I only gave it 4 stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    This story and the entire series has some elements of typical we

    This story and the entire series has some elements of typical western genre but does not become cliche, adding interesting historical facts, and real people of the day, that are woven into the story as they would be needed not just to drop a famous name. He manages to add these details and side plots without slowing down the story. And the biggest accomplishment of a writer, you feel like you could be this character. If you have spent anytime in Arizona and know a little about the history, you will appreciate how he stayed true to the places and names.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Wonderful mystery!

    As you would expect from James D. Best, the third book of the Steve Dancy series, is a wonderfully written western story. This time, Steve Dancy seeks help to solve a murder mystery that has his close friend behind bars as the prime suspect. The story moves quickly and keeps the reader guessing which makes it hard to put down. Interesting characters with interesting twists makes this a very enjoyable read.....I am hoping for a fourth book in this series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Mary

    Looks for gal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Wha

    My thumb is made out of a thumb

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    One Best will not be enough for you

    This is a really great western. Just get ready to purchase all three. One suggestion is that you read them in order of publication.

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    Posted October 14, 2011

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