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Murder at Thumb Butte (A Steve Dancy Tale Book 3) by [James D. Best]

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"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. Treat yourself to one or all three." -- Alan Caruba at Bookviews "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." -- C.K. Crigger, Western Writers of America, Roundup Magazine "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." --Lars Walker, Brandywine "The Western mystery story is not as rare a phenomenon as you might think. The conventions of the mystery transfer pretty well to the Wild West. Contemporary author James D. Best carries on this tradition with his Steve Dancy stories."--The American Culture "The story itself is as good, if not better than the first two books in the series." Martin Sielaff, What Would The Founders Think?

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0056ZQ1MU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Queen Beach (December 13, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 13, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 456 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
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James Best is the author of the bestselling Steve Dancy Tales: The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, The Return, Jenny's Revenge, Crossing the Animas, and No Peace. His contemporary Best Thrillers include The Shut Mouth Society, Deluge, and The Templar Reprisals. Tempest at Dawn is a classic novelization of the Constitutional Convention. Principled Action and The Digital Organization are nonfiction. James has ghost written three books, authored two regular magazine columns, and published numerous journal articles.

As a conference speaker, he has made presentations throughout North America and Europe. He is a member of Western Writers of America, Western Literature Association, and the Pacific Beach Surf Club. James enjoys writing, film, surfing, skiing, and watching his grandchildren play sports and cavort.

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James and his wife Diane live in Omaha, San Diego, and New York City.

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