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Three Sisters

Charlie Moon Mysteries

James D. Doss

Minotaur Books

All Charlie Moon wanted to do was enjoy a night of poker with his best friend and Granite Creek police chief Scott Parris. But that was before Scott’s dispatcher cut in with an emergency call. A man was on the phone with his wife when their call was interrupted by a bloodcurdling scream. Would Charlie and Scott mind checking it out?

Arriving on the scene, they discover that the man’s wife, who is the daughter of a wealthy and influential rancher, has been mauled beyond recognition. Is this the work of a hungry bear? Or something far more sinister? The whole family—including the victim’s sister, a popular TV psychic who on that very night happened to “see” a murder happen in real-time—is demanding answers. But if there’s one person who can solve the case, it’s Charlie’s aunt Daisy. She’s an aged Ute shaman whose investigative talents rely heavily on help from the spirit world. Can she see the truth…and help track down a killer?  

All Charlie Moon wanted to do was enjoy a night of poker with his best friend and Granite Creek police chief Scott Parris. But that was before Scott’s dispatcher cut in with an emergency call. A man was on the phone with his wife when their call was interrupted by a bloodcurdling scream. Would Charlie and Scott mind checking it out?

Arriving on the scene, they discover that the man’s wife, who is the daughter of a wealthy and influential rancher, has been mauled beyond recognition. Is this the work of a hungry bear? Or something far more sinister? The whole family—including the victim’s sister, a popular TV psychic who on that very night happened to “see” a murder happen in real-time—is demanding answers. But if there’s one person who can solve the case, it’s Charlie’s aunt Daisy. She’s an aged Ute shaman whose investigative talents rely heavily on help from the spirit world. Can she see the truth…and help track down a killer?  

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Chapter One

WEST-CENTRAL COLORADO—THE COLUMBINE RANCH

In this grassy, glacier-sculpted valley sheltered by the shining mountains, one man celebrates Thanksgiving every day of the year. Around about midnight, when he pulls the covers up to his chin, Charlie Moon is reminded of the multitude of blessings that enrich his life. Mulling over a few favorites helps him smile his way to sleep. Consider this evening’s excellent selection.

Crisp, high-country air that fairly crackles with energy.

Soaring granite peaks that drip with dawn’s golden honey, blush
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Praise for Three Sisters

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

“Doss has reproduced the land of the southern Colorado Utes with vivid affection.”—Dallas Morning News

“Wild, authentic…and highly satisfying.”—Detroit Free Press

“A finely cut gem.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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

“Doss has reproduced the land of the southern Colorado Utes with vivid affection.”—Dallas Morning News

“Wild, authentic…and highly satisfying.”—Detroit Free Press

“A finely cut gem.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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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.
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    Charlie Moon Mysteries

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