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The Shaman Sings

The Shaman Sings

Charlie Moon Mysteries (Volume 1)

James D. Doss

Minotaur Books

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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…in James D. Doss's The Shaman Sings.


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...


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

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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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