James D. Best
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James D. Best

James Best is the author of the bestselling Steve Dancy Tales: The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, The Return, Jenny's Revenge, and Crossing the Animas. His other novels include Tempest at Dawn and The Shut Mouth Society. Principled Action and The Digital Organization are his nonfiction books. 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.

His blog address and contact information can be found at http://jamesdbest.blogspot.com/

James and his wife Diane live in Omaha, San Diego, and New York City. (Close to all the things he loves except skiing. Invitations to a mountain cabins gladly accepted.)

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Best Sellers

    • The Shopkeeper

    • A Steve Dancy Tale
    • By: James D. Best
    • Narrated by: Rusty Nelson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    In 1879, Steve Dancy sells his New York shop and ventures west to explore and write a journal about his adventures....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well written western!

    • By J. C. Edmond on 06-11-10

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Jenny's Revenge

    • By: James D. Best
    • Narrated by: Joe Formichella
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Jenny Bolton has plans, and they don't bode well for Steve Dancy. Married at 15 to a Nevada politician, Jenny suffered repeated assaults....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice old west story with an excellent narrator

    • By Rhonda on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Return

    • Steve Dancy Tales, Book 4
    • By: James D. Best
    • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    It's the summer of 1880, and Thomas Edison's incandescent bulb is poised to put the gaslight industry out of business....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it!

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder at Thumb Butte

    • A Steve Dancy Tale
    • By: James D. Best
    • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Who-Done-It Murder Mystery

    • By Aaron Wagner on 10-26-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Leadville

    • Steve Darcy Series, Book 2
    • By: James D. Best
    • Narrated by: Rusty Nelson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    When New York City shopkeeper Steve Dancy moved west to experience the frontier, he wound up embroiled in a deadly feud....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He did it again, Another fascinating story.

    • By J. C. Edmond on 06-11-10

    Regular price: $20.29

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