Steve Dancy

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 153 ratings

The Shopkeeper Publisher's Summary

In 1879, Steve Dancy sells his New York shop and ventures west to explore and write a journal about his adventures. Though he's not looking for trouble, Dancy's infatuation with another man's wife soon embroils him in a deadly feud with Sean Washburn, a Nevada silver baron. Infuriated by the outrages of two hired thugs, the shopkeeper kills both men in an impulsive street fight.

Dancy believes this barbarian act has closed the episode. He is wrong. He has interfered with Washburn's ambitions, and this is something the mining tycoon will not allow. Pinkertons, hired assassins, and aggrieved bystanders escalate the feud until it pulls in all the moneyed interests and power brokers in Nevada. Can the former city slicker settle accounts without losing his life in the process?

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  • Book 1

    • 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 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    In 1879, Steve Dancy sells his New York shop and ventures west to explore and write a journal about his adventures. Though he's not looking for trouble, Dancy's infatuation with another man's wife soon embroils him in a deadly feud with Sean Washburn, a Nevada silver baron. Infuriated by the outrages of two hired thugs, the shopkeeper kills both men in an impulsive street fight.

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

    • By J. C. Edmond on 06-11-10

    Regular price: $20.29

  • Book 2

    • 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...a feud he was forced to settle with guns. Now all he wants to do is follow up on a few business interests, write about his adventures, and continue his exploration of the West. But in the autumn of 1879, Joseph McAllen asks Dancy for help.

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

    • By J. C. Edmond on 06-11-10

    Regular price: $20.29

  • Book 3

    • 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

    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.

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

    • By Aaron Wagner on 10-26-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • 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 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it!

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95