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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 Dastardly Dumpster Divers / Genre: Impossible Crime

Steve Levi

Captain Noonan, the "Bearded Holmes" of the Sandersonville Police Department, was having a terrible day. It could not be worse! Both his wife and supervisor were intown and both their IPhones, tools of Satan, electronic Beelzebubs, were charged, locked and loaded. This meant three things: Read the full story HERE>>  


The Matter of the Pakistani Pillow Conspiracy / Genre: Impossible Crime

Steve Levi

Captain Heinz Noonan, the ‘Bearded Holmes’ of the Sandersonville Police Department, was deep in conversation with Captain Jennifer McDonald in Timber City, Iowa, a metropolitan name which Noonan found strange as neither the city nor the state had timber. But here he was, in Timber City, Iowa, because he had been ordered to be here by the Sandersonville Commissioner of Homeland Security because he was the ‘Bearded Holmes’ and the Timber City Commissioner of Homeland Security had prevailed upon the Sandersonville Commissioner of Homeland Security for Noonan’s services and both commissioners saw headlines in the arrangements. Read the full story HERE>>


The Matter of the Pared Pelage / Genre: Impossible Crime

Steve Levi

Captain Noonan, the "Bearded Holmes" of the Sandersonville Police Department, was enjoying his last cup of coffee for the day.

It was also his first.

But then again, it was 10 a.m.

He had learned, sadly, over the years, he and coffee were not the best of friends.

On weekdays.

Of normal weeks. Read the full story HERE>>


The Matter of the Pilfering Cephalopod / Genre: Impossible Crime

Steve Levi

Heinz Noonan, the “Bearded Holmes” of the Sandersonville Police Department, was in rapture. It was a Monday – not the reason for the rapture – and there had been no crimes of consequence committed over the weekend. Better, his wife was in Nags Head on a mission of charity – which required her to leave her electronic beast of Satan at home – and, best of all, the Sandersonville Commissioner of Homeland Security was in an “Invitation Only” meeting with other Commissioners of Homeland Security plotting to halt the nefarious assault of Muslim terrorists on the Outer Banks of North Carolina – in spite of the fact the Muslim population on the Outer Banks was less than a dozen and all were Republican capitalists. Read the full story <HERE>


The Matter of the Perambulating Pontiac / Genre: Impossible Crime

Steven Levi

Captain Heinz Noonan, the “Bearded Holmes” of the Sandersonville Police Department, was contemplating the inequities of life with one hand full of a wine glass and the other a wine bottle at his favorite restaurant, Lorenzo’s, when a strange man sat down at his table. Noonan was sure that this was not a friend of his for, as he knew all of his friends, he did not recognize this gentleman. Gentleman was exactly the term Noonan would have used to describe the man. Read the full story <HERE>   


More Stories by Steve Levi

by: Title / Genre


The Matter of the Unsaleable Cattle / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Phoneless Cord / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Mislaid Anchovies / Genre: Impossible Crime

The Matter of the Snitched Radials / Genre: Impossible Crime

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 Elusive Phantom-Four / 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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