"BEST BOOTS I EVER ATE!"
“THE BEST BOOTS I EVER ATE,” is a 70,000 word, literary, historically accurate saga of the Alaska Gold Rush novel of three years in the life of an Alaska Gold Rush boomtown, from boom to ghost, 1903 to 1906. The drama is told via 31 interconnected short stories focusing on the unique characters and events of the Alaska Gold Rush.
The drama starts with the formation of the community by reprobates and follows it as it grows from an outpost with three taverns and a brothel through the nuts-and-bolts of civilizing – the arrival of the steamship company, establishment of the general store, coming of the telegraph and post office, and finally the formation of a bank. The novel ends with the community teetering on the edge of extinction when it is discovered that the banker has absconded to Canada with every dime in the city.
About Steve Levi (Anchorage, Alaska Author)
Steve Levi is a freelance writer and historian in Anchorage, Alaska. He has more than 80 books in print and on Kindle. His motto is "If you do not have something unique you have nothing at all." He specializes in unique stories -- nonfiction and fiction. As an example for nonfiction, he wrote the first book on the CLARA NEVADA, an Alaska Gold Rush ship that sank in 1898 and came back up in 1908 -- less 100,000 ounces of gold. For fiction, he invented the 'impossible crime,' a plotline where the detective has to discover HOW the crime was committed before he can capture the perpetrators. THE MATTER OF THE DESERTED AIRLINER
An airplane with no pilot, crew or passengers lands at Anchorage International Airport. As the authorities are pondering the circumstances of the arrival, a ransom demand is made for $25 million in diamonds and precious stones.
THE MATTER OF THE VANISHING GREYHOUND
An impossible crime set in San Francisco where four bank robbers escape with a dozen hostages, $10 million in cash and the contents of all safety deposit boxes. They demand a Greyhound bus in which to escape, and with the police following, vanish after they drive onto the Golden Gate Bridge.
THE MATTER OF THE DEMATERIALIZING ARMORED CAR
An empty armored car under guard disappears in a tunnel. What does it have to do with the disappearance of $10 million in cash of state legal federally illegal money from a locked vault in the armored car company?