Buffalo Bill's Dead Now
By Margaret Coel
(Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425252253, 304pp.)
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
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After more than 120 years, the regalia worn by Arapaho Chief Black Heart in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show were supposed to be returned to his people. But the cartons containing the relics were empty when they arrived at the Arapaho Museum. Collector Trevor Pratt had them shipped from Germany and believes thieves must have stolen them en route.
Vicki and Father John suspect Trevor knows more about the theft than he's telling--a suspicion that's confirmed when they find him murdered in his home. To find the killer, they must first uncover the truth about a blood feud between two Arapaho families--and the original theft of Black Heart's possessions dating back more than a century...
“[Coel is] a master.”—Tony Hillerman
Praise for Buffalo Bill's Dead Now
“Margaret Coel seems poised to take on [Tony Hillerman’s] mantle to honor the Arapaho and the West.”—The Denver Post
“An interesting combination of historical information on Buffalo Bill’s wildly popular show and modern-day mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Compelling…[A] novel of murder, love, greed, redemption, and respect for one’s heritage—and a tribute to Coel’s legacy as a talented mystery writer and a skillful storyteller.”—Bookreporter.com