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Beyond the Western
Steve Levi

Steven Levi

Steven C. Levi is a sixty-something freelance historian and commercial writer who lives in Anchorage, Alaska, his home for 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. He has more than 80 books in print or on Kindle.

Levi specializes in history and creative thinking. His historical specialty is the Alaska Gold rush. He has the only composite book on the Alaska Gold Rush, BOOM AND BUST IN THE ALASKA GOLD FIELDS, and his play "Fanny Quigley's Place" has been a dinner theater presentation in Denali Park since 1995. His other Alaskan books include a history of Alaska's bush pilot frontier, COWBOYS OF THE SKY, THE HUMAN FACE OF THE ALASKA GOLD RUSH and a forensic analysis of Alaska's ghost ship, the Clara Nevada. The Clara Nevada sank in 1898 and came back up in 1908 - minus 100,000 ounces of gold.

In the field of creative thinking, he has developed a method of teaching people to be clever, to "think outside of the box." His educational software won a $40,000 Creative Thinking in Motion prize from the University of Oklahoma in 2005. His approach is to stop "A or B Thinking" and find an alternative. As an example, developing a way for city to balance a budget without raising taxes or cutting services.

Steve Levi
Master Of The Impossible Crime
Author masterminds
www.stevelevibooks.com/blog

Find Steve's books HERE>>      Amazon Author Page HERE>>

[Follow the exploits of Detective Heinz Noonan at www.authormasterminds.com/steve-levi. See if you can solve the impossible crimes faster than the detective – matters such as a greyhound bus disappearing off the Golden Gate Bridge, how a plane can fly and land with no pilot, crew or passengers and why would anyone want to steal an empty armored car?]


Stories by Steve Levi


The Matter of the Unsaleable Cattle

Steve Levi

Heinz Noonan, the “Bearded Holmes” of the Sandersonville Police Department, was locked in a life-or-death struggle with the online Thesaurus when Harriet snatched his pencil-scrawled list of synonyms for ‘life or death’ from his desk.

“There’s a cattle baron from Greenville just dying to talk to you,” she snickered as she said the word dying.

“Dying?” Noonan repeated with a question mark on his face. “If he’s a cattle baron then an alternative term might be slaughtered, demised, expired, exterminated, extirpated, decimated, expunged, deleted . .” Read the full story <HERE>


The Matter of the Phoneless Cord

Steve Levi

Captain Noonan, the "Bearded Holmes" of the Sandersonville Police Department, was lusting after his Administrative Assistant. It wasn’t a ‘lust in his heart,’ as Candidate for the Presidency of the United States Jimmy Carter, Baptist, had told Playboy Magazine when asked about how he felt when a very good-looking woman who was not his wife appeared. Rather, in the case of Noonan, he lusted after her sandwich. It had those things for which he lived but could not eat: carbohydrates. Read the full story <HERE>


The Matter of the Mislaid Anchovies

Steve Levi

Heinz Noonan, the “Bearded Holmes” of the Sandersonville Police Department, was dinning on his favorite sandwich – blue cheese, scallions and anchovies with mayonnaise on toasted sourdough – because his wife was out of town. It was a fine repast which, to his dismay, everyone else in the office avoided like the plague. They, Noonan lamented, had no sense of exquisite taste. How could they not like the little emperor of seafood, the anchovy? Read the full story <HERE>


The Matter of the Snitched Radials / Genre: Impossible Crime

Steve Levi

Heinz Noonan, the “Bearded Holmes” of the Sandersonville Police Department, was making the sign of the cross with his two index fingers when Harriet came walking into this office.

“The Commissioner?” she said when she saw that Noonan was trying to hex the Wi-Fi fiend.

“It is evil which commeth,” Noonan said with a dramatic flair. “If I let it burble long enough, maybe it will die.”

Harriet was unimpressed. “Unlikely. More likely his holiness will come down to the office and none of us, not one of us, zip of us, want that to happen so you’d better answer the call of the urchin.” Read the full story HERE>>


The Matter of the Elusive Phantom-Four / Genre: Impossible Crime

Steve Levi

Heinz Noonan, the “Bearded Holmes” of the Sandersonville Police Department, was in the last place on earth he ever thought he would be. But, in reality, he was not in the last place on earth he would ever have believed he would be, but, rather, over it. He was in the back seat of a Phantom-Four, a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the workhorse of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Read the full story HERE>> 


More Stories by Steve Levi

by: Title / Genre



The Matter of the Bandersnatch Burglar / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Bilateral Kidnapping/ Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Chinese Coffins / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Corpse in the Taxi / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Cozened Gnomes / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Defluxing Insectarium / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Drained Lorry / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Evanescing Elixir / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Frivolous Heists / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Massacre at the Sandersonville City Park / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Poached Bananas / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Red Herring Elephant / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Missing Pterippus / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Nags Head Taxidermist / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Obnoxious Corpse / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Phantasmagoric Highbinder / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Reappearing Coelacanth / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Reverse Dinner Bell / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Splintering Grams / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of Timber Trickery / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of What the Cat Dragged In / Genre: Impossible Crime


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