The Shaman Sings

Charlie Moon Mysteries (Volume 1)

James D. Doss

Minotaur Books

Download Image James D. Doss The Shaman Sings

Available Formats

Book
The shocking death of a female physics student has shattered the peaceful community of Granite Creek, Colorado—and police chief Scott Parrish has a hunch he can’t even begin to explain. He saw the killing…in his dreams. 

Daisy Perika experienced the same visions. An aged Ute shaman who lives in a trailer on the lonesome highlands, hers is the realm of the Native American spirit. But Daisy doesn’t need scientific proof to know that the student’s breakthrough discovery was to kill for. And it isn’t over yet.

Parrish wants to believe that Daisy can unleash the truth. But will her visions of Coyote and fire make for evidence in a court of law? Now it’s up to Parrish and Daisy’s nephew, Tribal Police investigator Charlie Moon, to summon the supernatural and seize the killer—before he strikes again…

Connect with the Author

James D. Doss

Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

Chapter One

Cañon del Espiritu,

Southern Ute Reservation

Yesterday the Ute woman had only felt the creature’s approach, the same way she divined the threat of a thunderstorm long before it danced across the mesas on spider legs of lightning. Today, she could smell the musky odors of his lean body. As she watched the sun fall toward its nightly repose in the bosom of the blue mists, the shaman could distinctly hear the beast’s panting breaths, the soft padding of his paws.

Darkness was the preferred companion of the beast, and darkness already wrapped

Read the full excerpt

Back

Reviews

Praise for The Shaman Sings

“Stunning.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

 “Doss mixes an equally potent brew of crime and Native American spirituality.”—Booklist
 
“Magical and tantalizing.”
New York Times Book Review
 
“Fascinating…impressive…. Like Tony Hillerman, Doss is able to combine the supernatural with the modern in a compelling and believable book.”—Woodland Hills Daily News 

“Delightful—a marvelous mixture of mysticism and murder.”—Ken Englade
 
“Doss plots like a pro…an encore would be welcome.”—Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

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
James D. Doss

Back

Community

 

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

The Shaman Sings
James D. Doss

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2007
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312947736
ISBN10: 0312947739
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 272 pages
$7.99
Back

From The Publisher

Minotaur Books

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back