James D. Best

Biography

James Best is the author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, The Return, Tempest at Dawn, The Shut Mouth Society, Principled Action, 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. He is currently working on Murder at Thumb Butte, a Steve Dancy Western.

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Books

Steve Dancy Tales Box Set
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 215,330. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Three complete Steve Dancy novels. The Shopkeeper, Leadville, and Murder at Thumb Butte. Honest Westerns ... filled with dishonest characters.
The Return, A Steve Dancy Tale
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,710. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
It's the summer of 1880, and Thomas Edison's incandescent bulb is poised to put the gaslight industry out of business. Knowing a good business opportunity, former New York shopkeeper Steve Dancy sets out to obtain a license for Edison's electric lamp. Edison agrees, under one condition: Dancy and his friends must stop the saboteurs who are disrupting his electrification of Wall Street.
Murder at Thumb Butte
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,600. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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?
Leadville, A Steve Dancy Tale
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,570. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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.
Tempest at Dawn
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 145,410. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The United States military has been reduced to near extinction, economic turmoil saps hope, and anarchy threatens, as world powers hover like vultures, eager to devour the remains. In a desperate move, powerful men call a secret meeting to plot the overthrow of the government. 55 men came to Philadelphia in May of 1787 to found the longest lasting republic in world history. This is their story.
The Shut Mouth Society
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,710. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When a collector acquires an Abraham Lincoln document, he asks detective Greg Evarts and UCLA professor Patricia Baldwin to authenticate it. They discover a Civil War secret that could upset the balance of power in North America. Now they must unravel a 150-year-old mystery before it's too late.
The Shopkeeper, A Steve Dancy Tale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,410. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
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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.