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Coffin Man

Coffin Man

Charlie Moon Mysteries (Volume 16)

James D. Doss

Minotaur Books

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Coffin Man

When a young lady vanishes, Colorado rancher and Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon is the man to call—whether it's mystery, mysticism, or murder…



After a heavy storm, Charlie receives a panicked call from Wanda Naranjo. Not only is her sink leaking, but her daughter Betty is sixteen and pregnant—and missing. Where'd she go? No one knows. Who's the father? Anybody's guess. Any leads? Just the local bad-boy carpenter who's raising suspicion faster than he can build a pine box…



As if that wasn't enough of a bad omen, Charlie's Aunt Daisy seems to have lost her connection to the spirit world, a mysterious stranger has shown up at Charlie's ranch, and someone's found a dead body in the cemetery. A fresh dead body. Now Charlie's got to hunker down and dig up some evidence—before a killer puts the final nail in his coffin…

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CHAPTER ONE


CAN DEL ESPRITU
THURSDAY MORNING
Daisy Perika has resided at the mouth of Spirit Canyon for more bone-chilling winters than she cares to remember. Since the tribal elder now spends about nine days out of ten at...

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Praise for Coffin Man

“A droll fandango… Storytelling that caresses the synapses... Top-flight work from Doss, who can outplot most anybody and give cold-blooded miscreants a case of the giggles. Are you listening, awards committees?” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on A Dead Man's Tale

Snake Dreams is the thirteenth novel in this series, and since it's a very good one--funny, smart, and totally different--it's a great place for readers to discover Moon.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto) on Snake Dreams

“James D. Doss's novels about Charlie Moon… feel as if the author is sitting around a campfire, spinning a tall tale that engulfs a circle of listeners.… Doss's tale is evocative of the area and of Indian lore, and his chatty, down-home style shines.” —Florida Sun-Sentinel on Three Sisters

“Doss's trademark humor keeps Charlie and Scott wisecracking as the plot spins smartly along to an unpredictable ending.… The most recent Charlie Moon mysteries still charm us with Western voices and ways.” —Rocky Mountain News on Three Sisters

“Doss does for the Utes what Tony Hillerman has done for the Navajo.” —The Denver Post

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About the author

James D. Doss

JAMES D. DOSS is the author of fifteen previous Charlie Moon mysteries, two of which were among the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly. Born in Kentucky, he divides his time between Los Alamos and Taos, New Mexico.

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