Sunday, 23 September 2018

Dead Men Do Come Back by Steven C Levi + Guest Post

Dead Men Do Come Back by Steven C Levi
Published by Crime Wave Press in May 2016.

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Why would someone kill a miner, freeze his body solid on a glacier and then drop it alongside the Juneau wharf, the one place where United States Marshal Gordon Whitford would be sure to find it?
Does it have anything to do with the 250 pounds of gold that have just been extracted from the Alaska Gastineau Mine? And how were both the frozen body and the gold able to disappear off a steamship that made no stops between Juneau and Seattle?
Now there is another shipment of 250 pounds of gold bound for Seattle - along with the miner's frozen body that has been recovered - again - floating just south of Juneau.
Will Marshal Whitford be able to solve the murder and the robbery before the next shipment of gold vanishes into thin air?

Meet The Author

Steven C Levi is a freelance historian and commercial writer who lives in Anchorage, Alaska, his home for the past 40 years. He has a BA in European History and MA in American history from the University of California Davis and San Jose State. Steven has published more than 80 books and specializes in history. His books on the Alaska Gold Rush include Boom and Bust in the Alaska Gold Fields; Cowboys of the Sky, the Human Face of the Alaska Gold Rush and a forensic analysis of Alaska's ghost ship, the Clara Nevada, which sank in 1898 and came back up in 1908 - minus 100,000 ounces of gold.

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Steven C Levi guest post

DEAD MEN DO COME BACK is an unusual book for a number of reasons. In addition to the fact it includes real Alaska Gold Rush personalities, it presents the murder as a means of confusing the reader rather than being for focus of the book. The murder – and subsequent reappearance of the body twice – is simply the cover for two robberies of 250 pounds of gold from a mine in Juneau. Further, so little is known of the Alaska Gold Rush that most Americans think the Klondike Strike in the Yukon Territory of Canada – made famous by Jack London and Robert Service –IS the Alaska Gold Rush. Thus DEAD MEN DO COME BACK is unique as it offers the reader an on-the-ground look at the Alaska Gold Rush in Southeast Alaska where 250 pounds of gold was simply one-week’s shipment from one mine.

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  1. It's not my kind of read but it does sound like an interesting story.

    1. Hi Mary. If you would like a digital copy in exchange for a review, we are happy to send you one.

    2. I like historical fiction and this one looks to give new insight into the era

  2. This does sound interesting. I don't think that I have read a story about the gold rush before. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I remember reading Call Of The Wild years ago, but not sure I've read any other Gold Rush stories

  3. Sounds like a interesting take on the gold rush, with a knowledgeable author.
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

    1. Solid research can absolutely make or break historical stories

  4. I am fascinated by Alaska and Alaska-set stories and I'm a big reader of mysteries so this sounds interesting indeed. Thanks for the recommendation!

  5. As the author, I try to keep my fiction as close to nonfiction as possible. Most of the characters in DEAD MEN DO COME BACK were real -- including Billy the Horse.

    1. Those people must have had amazing stories to tell :-)

    2. Absolutely! See my book THE HUMAN FACE OF THE ALASKA GOLD RUSH!