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?
©2011 James D. Best (P)2015 James D. Best
Amateur narrator and avid audio book enthusiast!
I'm not typically a fan of westerns, but I very much enjoyed listening to this western murder mystery. The plot was engaging, the characters were interesting, and the narration was spot on.
I was also pleased to find that the content, while a little salty at times, would fall safely within a pg-13 rating (this is always a nice bonus since I have young children who love to play with my phone).
A free copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an objective review.
A great Story and excellent Narrator
Steve Dancy, but the characterizations are all well done
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher
I love to read, so much so that I now read through audio books even when I'm driving.
Not stand alone
It was an interesting murder mystery. All we know is Jeff Sharp is the accused and he didn't commit the murder.
I think the narrator kept me interested with his great reading.
A Steve Dancy tale.
I would have enjoyed the book more if I had read the previous books in the series. I received this book for free for an honest review.
Male, mid 60 ish, over 1,000 helpful votes on Amazon, over 225 helpful votes Audible, own 500 + Audible books and over 10,000 Kindle books.
A great Story and excellent Narrator.
This reminded alot of stories in shows like Death Valley Days.
Steve Dancy, but the characterizations are all well done.
With several breaks, I did.
This is a good clean mix, 2/3rd Western with mystery and adventure making up the rest. There's a series by James D. Best. I bought several of the books AND Audible books since my introduction with this performance. It was that good.
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Thanks for the opportunity to listen to this work and introduce me to this series.
Mr. Best is an excellent writer and keeps you engaged throughout the the book. Steve Dancy and his band of unforgettable characters create a wonderful story that reminds us about the best (and worst) in all of us, even though it takes place 125 years ago. I've listened to every book in the series and I can't wait until the next book.
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