Leadville



[BOOKS] ✪ Leadville By James D. Best – E17streets4all.co.uk Steve Dancy tales Honest westerns Filled with dishonest characters When New York City shopkeeper Steve Dancy moved west to experience the frontier, he wound up embroiled in a deadly feuda feud that he Steve Dancy tales Honest westerns Filled with dishonest characters When New York City shopkeeper Steve Dancy moved west to experience the frontier, he wound up embroiled in a deadly feuda feud that 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 , Joseph McAllen asks Dancy for help Ute renegades have abducted a young girl near Mesa Verde, Colorado, and the Pinkerton captain wants him to join the rescue party Surprisingly, the trail doesn t lead into the San Juan Mountains, but to Leadville a rich mining town teeming with the worst elements of a raw frontier Bitter feuds, vendettas, and greed turn the affair into a bloody conflict that spans the state Dancy has proved that he can handle himself in rough mining towns But can this shopkeeper survive a dangerous mountain wilderness.Leadville

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, The Shut Mouth Society, and Deluge 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 cavortHis blog address and contact information can be found at 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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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader 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 , Joseph McAllen asks Dancy for help Ute renegades have abducted a young girl near Mesa Verde, Colorado, and the Pinkerton captain wants him to join the rescue party Surprisingly, the trail doesn t lead into the San Juan Mountains, but to Leadville a rich mining town teeming with the worst elements of a raw frontier Bitter feuds, vendettas, and greed turn the affair into a bloody conflict that spans the state Dancy has proved that he can handle himself in rough mining towns But can this shopkeeper survive a dangerous mountain wilderness."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 252 pages
  • Leadville
  • James D. Best
  • English
  • 16 April 2018

10 thoughts on “Leadville

  1. says:

    Leadville is a fine follow up to The Shopkeeper One might even argue that the two actually are parts of one book Leadville picks up soon after the closing of The Shopkeeper Narrator Steve Dancy is joined by his small group of pals as they go on a deadly adventure to find or find vengeance for the daughter of James McAllen, a Pinkerton agent who worked for Steve in The Shopkeeper The action is deftly handled, and the storytelling is nicely done Recommended.

  2. says:

    I really enjoy these Steve Dancy westerns Having read them slightly out of order, I started with the 3rd book and have now filled in the first 2, has been just slightly weird but not badly disconcerting Also, I know have the details on a few things that were mentioned in Murder at Thumb Butte that I didn t have before I feel like my handle on the characters, overall, is better These characters are worth it, too I like the interplay between Steve and Jeff Sharp a lot I even like that some o I really enjoy these Steve Dancy westerns Having read them slightly out of order, I started with the 3rd book and have now filled in the first 2, has been just slightly weird but not badly disconcerting Also, I know have the details on a few things that were mentioned in Murder at Thumb Butte that I didn t have before I feel like my handle on the characters, overall, is better These characters are worth it, too I like the interplay between Steve and Jeff Sharp a lot I even like that some of the ways that they express that friendship don t make sense to outsiders I think friendships are like that in real life My only quibble with this book, and it may just have been me, is that there might be slightly too much interaction with Captain McAllen in this book I m sure that it s highlighted because of his personal stake in the plot, but he s so dour and terse that after a while I was left wondering why the other two considered him to be their friend He comes around a bit at the end, which is good, though Really, though, if you like well written Westerns, these books are a lot of fun You should check them out

  3. says:

    The Steve Dancy series turns out to be an extremely well written western series, at times introducing historical characters In our first outing, Dancy proved himself to be a gunman extraordinaire, even though an Easterner This did not come naturally, but came because his New York father rejected his family s wealth to work as a gunsmith, and young Dancy did so The writer took his time revealing this area of Dancy s education and talents in the first novel bringing him to a realistic gunfi The Steve Dancy series turns out to be an extremely well written western series, at times introducing historical characters In our first outing, Dancy proved himself to be a gunman extraordinaire, even though an Easterner This did not come naturally, but came because his New York father rejected his family s wealth to work as a gunsmith, and young Dancy did so The writer took his time revealing this area of Dancy s education and talents in the first novel bringing him to a realistic gunfight and revealing to others he had some talent This easterner is learning the ways of the west bit by bit.This time, Captain McAllen calls for help when his daughter is kidnapped That sets the stage for a whole lot of western action, written in a realistic fashion Dancy is still learning how to be a westerner, and still using his wealth to set up operations designed to get the bad guy The gunfights in both novels arealong the lines of how the West was done There is no I ll be waiting in the street or on the count of three I m gonna draw Instead, the gunfights are fast, no nonsense shootouts that happened frequently on the streets and arroyos of the Old West There is one scene I disliked, however, and it was a serious enough flaw for me to drop my rating by one star Dancy is teaching a young lady to shoot After a few hours she complains that nobody could hit all of the bottles that are set up at the distance that they are established Dancy whirls and quickdraws and dispatches the last three bottles in a showoffy manner While it shows some of Dancy s occasional arrogance I thought it hurt the novel by making him a showoff and makingof his skill than necessary Still, the novel s setting Leadville is well written and demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the period and the area The discussion of winter conditions for miners, etc is quality stuff The handling of the criminal element is very realistic and Dancy s coming to understand frontier justice demonstrates growth in the character s culture shock Now, I have to see about finding a copy of the third in the series, because it is the best western stuff I ve read in ages Louis L Amour and Luke Short should be ashamed of some of the crap they wrote compared to this series Dancy s ability to read people is excellent and demonstrated in his response to his love interest, a beautiful, but flawed woman who appears to be suffering from bi polar disorder or simply has just had a REALLY HARD time in the old west just surviving She goes from sweet to hateful in the flash of an instant, and Dancy s desire to be with her is balanced by his fear of her mood swings If you like westerns You ve got to mount up your horse and dive into this series

  4. says:

    Am enjoying reading this series I love watching how Steve learns the way of the west but still is enough of an Easterner to stay civilized with the people in the West.It was enjoyable to read the descriptions of the areas they were traveling in because I have off roaded all around the Durango, Silverton, Ouray and Leadville area to recognize the areas he described I hope the rest of this series is just as enjoyable.

  5. says:

    Steve Dancy is with his friend Jeff and Captain McAllen of the Pinkertons Maggie, McAllen s daughter has been kidnapped by Indians and he needs their help in getting her back.I don t read many westerns I chose this book because of the title I read all I can about this historical town in the Colorado mountains so I grabbed this one up without really knowing what it was about I have to say I was pleasantly surprised I enjoyed the characters and their different personalities and the storyline Steve Dancy is with his friend Jeff and Captain McAllen of the Pinkertons Maggie, McAllen s daughter has been kidnapped by Indians and he needs their help in getting her back.I don t read many westerns I chose this book because of the title I read all I can about this historical town in the Colorado mountains so I grabbed this one up without really knowing what it was about I have to say I was pleasantly surprised I enjoyed the characters and their different personalities and the storyline was good The parts about Leadville were fun to read I would pick up another in this series

  6. says:

    Excellent readAnother great read by Mr Best This series has been nothing but outstanding Would highly recommend this series to everyone that enjoys a great western.

  7. says:

    Boring and uninspired full of tropes I wouldn t have been surprised if it was written by a decent high schooler Oh well

  8. says:

    Excellent Your books are keeping me up well past my bedtime They are pretty good words in a row The characters in this book were well laid and believable.

  9. says:

    Another winner I love the characters Mr Best has created and thoroughly enjoy the stories I d recommend the first two Steve Dancy books and look forward to reading .

  10. says:

    Shopkeeper Steve Dancy and his sidekick Jeff Sharp, come to the aid of their friend, Pinkerton Captain McAllen, whose daughter is kidnapped by a renegade band of Ute Indians in Durango, a very tough silver mining town in 1879 Colorado The kidnapping soon becomes complicated by old enemies of both McAllen and Dancy for different reasons What is so engaging about the characters in this series is their charisma and likability which translates into readability Dancy and Sharp differ from most fic Shopkeeper Steve Dancy and his sidekick Jeff Sharp, come to the aid of their friend, Pinkerton Captain McAllen, whose daughter is kidnapped by a renegade band of Ute Indians in Durango, a very tough silver mining town in 1879 Colorado The kidnapping soon becomes complicated by old enemies of both McAllen and Dancy for different reasons What is so engaging about the characters in this series is their charisma and likability which translates into readability Dancy and Sharp differ from most fictional western cowboy types in that they are both independently wealthy This does not make them better orinteresting characters, just characters withoptions available to them, like today s detectives with unlimited expense accounts First and foremost though, these are protagonists with a keen sense of humor, integrity and justice that I find appealing I will continue reading Darcy and Sharp s adventures in the wild west of the 1870 s because, while it s not Lonesome Dove , it s tightly plotted and highly entertaining storytelling under the big western sky

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