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The Shopkeeper by James D. Best
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Apr 29, 12

bookshelves: westerns
Read in April, 2012

I don't generally read westerns, but I've picked up a couple of Best's Steve Dancy books on Amazon. Discovering an author as good as Best is one of the things I like most about having a Kindle. I don't recall ever seeing his books at a brick/mortar bookstore.

Best doesn't create an epic like Lonesome Dove. He has more in common with Zane Grey or Max Brand. His hero, Steve Dancy, is a former gun shop owner from New York City, a very wealthy man who decides to go West and journal about his experiences with the idea of becoming a best selling author ala Mark Twain. Dancy is an ethical man who through circumstances finds that he has do unethical things to seek justice for a friend. He's accompanied by a band of sidekicks--Pinkerton agents, a mine owner who is odds with one of the villains, a local doctor and storekeeper. There's a damsel in distress, of course, but she turns out to be a surprisingly tough nut herself.

This is good light reading, entertaining for slow weekend. Recommended.
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