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Stone Butterfly

Charlie Moon Mysteries

James D. Doss

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Daisy Perika is no stranger to eerie dreams, but when she has a nightmare, lives could be at stake. Convinced that her visions of a wisp-thin girl with blood dripping from her hands are omens, the old woman calls on her nephew, Charlie Moon.
 
A part-time tribal investigator and full-time Colorado rancher, Moon is often skeptical of his aunt's mystical ways. And this time, much as he wants to believe her, Daisy just can't get a clear vision of the girl's face. Moon is ready to give up…until he gets a call about Sarah Frank. 
 
An Ute-Papago orphan that fits Daisy's vision, Sarah seems to be involved in a very real murder. But by the time Moon crosses the border to investigate, he's too late: Not only has Sarah vanished with a one-of-a-kind family heirloom, but Moon isn't the only ones on her trail…
 

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Chapter 1 
As on all their weekly treks to town, where butter was bartered for those few necessities not produced on the Nestor farm, mother, daughter, and dog marched single file along a narrow pathway through chigger-infested blackberry bushes and broad-leafed poison pokeweed. The trail snaked along the slippery bank of the Flint River for nearly a mile before intersecting the gravel road to Sulphur Springs. It was not yet nine o’clock, and the heavy atmosphere was already steamy-hot. “Try to keep up, Daff.”
“Yes’m.” Daphne scratched at an itchy
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Praise for Stone Butterfly

"Doss does for the Utes what Tony Hillerman has done for the Navajo."
--The Denver Post
 
 "Style, pathos, enthusiasm, and humor to spare."--Mystery Scene          
 
"A clever plot…will keep readers turning the pages."--Publishers Weekly

"A potent brew of crime and Native American spirituality."--Booklist

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • James D. Doss

  • James D. Doss is the author of the Charlie Moon mysteries, including A Dead Man’s Tale and The Widow’s Revenge. Two of the Moon books 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.
  • James D. Doss Photo: Kirk W. Doss
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Stone Butterfly

Charlie Moon Mysteries

James D. Doss

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