• Murder at Thumb Butte

  • A Steve Dancy Tale
  • By: James D. Best
  • Narrated by: Jim Tedder
  • Series: Steve Dancy, Book 3
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-06-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: James D Best
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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
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5 out of 5 stars
By Aaron Wagner on 10-26-15

Entertaining Who-Done-It Murder Mystery

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Reg on 03-08-18


Steve Dancy and Jeff Sharp just want to find Elijah Campbell and settle with him over some stock in the Edison light company. But when Sharp sees Campbell, who ruined his life and his reputation back east, he can't resist punching him in the face to settle the score. Later that night, Campbell is found dead and Sharp is arrested. Dancy is left to ask his friend Joseph McAllen, a Captain for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, for help. Can they find out who really killed the scumbag Campbell before Sharp is hanged?

I had no expectations going into this listen. I was pleasantly surprised when it sucked me in immediately and was highly entertaining throughout. So much so I have put the rest of Best's books in my wish list so I remember them when I want a good book to listen to.

The narration by Jim Tedder was outstanding! His voice is perfect for this material and he really brought this listen to life for me. His tone, cadence, and delivery were nearly perfect. I did listen on 1.5 speed but that is what I'm used to.

I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

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