Derelicts, Bummers, Scoundrels, and Doves

Derelicts, Bummers, Scoundrels, and Doves
217 Pages
ISBN 9781934841709

An on-the-ground look at several Alaska Gold Rush communities going, going, gone.

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?