Dead Men Do Come Back

Dead Men Do Come Back
236 Pages
ISBN 9881458447

DEAD MEN DO COME BACK is the saga of United States Marshal Gordon Whitford in Juneau, Territory of Alaska in the summer of 1910. Whitford is called to the city dock where he finds a dead sourdough floating in the frigid water of the Gastineau Channel. The sourdough has been shot and then frozen solid. The sourdough’s daughter-in-law comes in Juneau to claim the body where she begins an affair with Whitford.

What Whitford does not know is that the murder of the sourdough is a set up for a robbery of the Scarborough Mine for 250 pounds of gold. What the thieves do not know is that they are being set up by the manager of the mine who wants to steal the gold ‘from himself for himself,’ collect the insurance money and still have the gold.

As two concurrent robberies proceed – twice – Whitford will pull the body of the sourdough out of Alaska’s Inside Passage two more times while he tries to figure out who is trying to steal what from whom.

Steve Levi

About Steve Levi (Anchorage, Alaska Author)

Steve Levi

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.


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.


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?