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The Shopkeeper [NOOK Book]

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In 1879, Steve Dancy sells his shop in New York City and ventures west to explore and write a journal about his adventures. His infatuation with another man’s wife soon embroils him in a deadly feud with Sean Washburn, a Nevada silver baron.
 
Infuriated by the outrages of two hired thugs, the New York shopkeeper kills both men in an impulsive street fight. Dancy believes this barbarian act has closed ...
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The Shopkeeper

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Overview

In 1879, Steve Dancy sells his shop in New York City and ventures west to explore and write a journal about his adventures. His infatuation with another man’s wife soon embroils him in a deadly feud with Sean Washburn, a Nevada silver baron.
 
Infuriated by the outrages of two hired thugs, the New York shopkeeper kills both men in an impulsive street fight. Dancy believes this barbarian act has closed the episode. He is wrong. He has interfered with Washburn’s ambitions and this is something the mining tycoon cannot allow to go unpunished.
 
Pinkertons, hired assassins, and aggrieved bystanders escalate the feud until it pulls in all the moneyed interests and power brokers in the State of Nevada. Is a New York City shopkeeper tough enough to survive the Wild West?
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Editorial Reviews

True West Magazine - Larry Winget
"The James Best books...are about the best new Western series to come along since Larry McMurtry."
Women'sDay - Maritza Barone
"I have to say its one of the best western books I’ve read in a long time. It took me back about 125 years. The characters, the plot, everything seem so real. You’ll find yourself lost in the book—the fast pace keeps it interesting."
Wester Writers of America, Roundup Magazine - C. K. Crigger
"This is a fast paced tale with an interesting hero. In structure, with short chapters, crisp dialogue, and lots of movement, it’s reminiscent of a thriller."
Nashville Examiner - Diane Scearce
"The Shopkeeper is quick and fun to read, perfect for a vacation escape."
Blogger News Network - Simon Barrett
"I have to admit that the Wild West and Western books as a whole are not generally speaking my favorite genre. Occasionally though, one is released that breaks the mold and genuinely stands out as a great work of fiction. I put The Shopkeeper in that lofty position."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452401805
  • Publisher: Queen Beach
  • Publication date: 10/4/2010
  • Series: A Steve Dancy Tale , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 14,669
  • File size: 163 KB

Meet the Author

James D. Best writes historical novels. His books include The Shopkeeper, Leadville, The Shut Mouth Society, Tempest at Dawn, and The Digital Organization. Tempest at Dawn has been featured on The Glenn Beck Show, and it is on the Glenn Beck Reading List.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    Good Read

    I just finished this book. It is a very entertaining work. Steve Dancy is an interesting character with a modern mind operating in the old west. I highly recommend this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2011

    Good Western Read! Highly recommended.

    An entertaining book from start to finish... interesting and thoughtful characters with just enough action to keep the reader looking forward to the next adventure!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2014

    an enjoyable little read

    The Shopkeeper was a decent read. ( I wish it were a bit longer ) The characters were fairly well developed for such a short book. The story itself was interesting enough to keep me involved. The writer has a nice direct style and is not overly pretentious. I enjoy a western every once in a while, and will read other books by Mr. Best.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    This was a great beginning to a good series. Best's main charact

    This was a great beginning to a good series. Best's main character is not your typical western heroe, and like in each of his books his research into the historical locations is evident. He does history justice while at the same time, telling an unpredictable tale.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    good read

    enjoyed reading this book. one to keep on to the end

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