By James D. Doss
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312364595, 320pp.)
Publication Date: October 30, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
Categories: Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
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Colorado rancher and tribal investigator Charlie Moon is taking a night off to play some poker with his best friend, Scott Parris, Granite Creek’s chief of police, when Scott’s dispatcher cuts in with an emergency call. It seems a man was on the phone with his wife when their call was interrupted by a bloodcurdling scream and the most gruesome noises he’d ever heard. Would they mind checking it out?
Arriving on scene, they discover that the man’s wife, one of three daughters of a wealthy and powerful rancher, has been mauled beyond recognition.
Even after her two sisters---one of whom is a popular TV psychic who on that very night’s show reported “seeing” the real-time murder of one of her fans---turn up at the DA’s office, demanding answers, the smart money and forensic experts are still laying blame on a hungry bear. But once the wheels of justice are turning and the ratings for Cassandra Sees are going through the roof, the surviving sisters are awfully quick to move on in all kinds of ways.
With eyebrows and suspicions raised, Charlie and his irascible aunt Daisy, a Ute shaman whose investigative talents rely heavily on help from the spirit world, set out to track down a killer.
A tight plot, quick wit, and clever crimes make Three Sisters, the twelfth installment in the popular Charlie Moon series, the newest must-have from James D. Doss.
James D. Doss is the author of eleven previous Charlie Moon mysteries, two of which were named one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly. Originally from Kentucky, he divides his time between Los Alamos and Taos, New Mexico.
Praise for James D. Doss
“Doss has reproduced the land of the southern Colorado Utes with vivid affection.”
---The Dallas Morning News
“A clever plot, colorful writing, and wisecracking asides will keep readers turning the pages.”
---Publishers Weekly on Stone Butterfly
“Droll, crafty, upper-echelon reading.”
---Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Stone Butterfly
“Highly entertaining...Big money, big gambles, and a surprise ending will keep readers turning the pages.”
---Publishers Weekly on Shadow Man
“A classy bit of storytelling that combines myth, dreams, and plot complications so wily they’ll rattle your synapses and tweak your sense of humor. For a good time, read Doss.”
---Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Witch’s Tongue
“Doss does for the Utes what Tony Hillerman has done for the Navajo.”
---The Denver Post