In 1879, Steve Dancy leaves NYC to explore the west. He is soon embroiled in a deadly feud with a Nevada silver baron and the shopkeeper kills two men in an impulsive street fight. Pinkertons, assassins, and aggrieved bystanders escalate the feud until it pulls in all the power brokers in Nevada. Can a New York shopkeeper survive the Wild West?
Leadville by James D. Best.
In 1879, Joseph McAllen asks Dancy for help. Ute renegades have abducted a girl near Mesa Verde, Colorado, and the Pinkerton captain wants Dancy to join the rescue party. The trail doesn't lead into the mountains, but to Leadville—a mining town teeming with the worst elements of a raw frontier.
Murder at Thumb Butte by James D. Best.
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. Can Dancy discover the true killer before his friend stretches a rope on the courthouse square?
Honest Westerns ... filled with dishonest characters.
James D. Best is the author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, and The Return in the Steve Dancy series. His other books include Tempest at Dawn, Principled Action, The Shut Mouth Society, and The Digital Organization.
James has written monthly columns for two magazine, ghost written several books, and published numerous journal articles. He lives with his wife, Diane, in Omaha, Nebraska.
You can learn more about James and his books at jamesdbest.blogspot.com