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Publisher Comments:

James D. Dosss seven-foot-tall Colorado rancher and Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon is back in the saddle again—and making sure that, somehow or other, justice is served.

“Insanely good.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A days work is never done for part-time P.I. Charlie Moon. As if fighting the toughest hombres and nastiest outlaws roaming the Southwest werent enough, Charlie must still save up some strength—and a whole lot of patience—for the little guys. His latest distress call is no exception: Local widow Loyola Montoya is making a fuss about witches. Witches?

“Its Moon who stands tallest  in The Widows Revenge…a nonstop read [in] this solid series.”—Booklist  

Loyola swears theres a whole midnight brood lurking in the woods, mocking her with lewd songs and harassing her with the carcasses of dead animals. Since shes been known to cry wolf, Charlies loath to take her too seriously—until he arrives and discovers that Loyola took matters into her own hands…with disastrous results. Even though its too late for Charlie to save her, his Aunt Daisy—an aged Ute shaman who can communicate with the spirit world—may just have what it takes to help the widow get her revenge after all.

 “Doss does for the Utes what Tony Hillerman has done for the Navajo.”

—The Denver Post

Review:

"When 'witches' bother widow Loyola Montoya at the start of Doss's enjoyable 14th mystery to feature part-time Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon (after 2008's Snake Dreams), 'the strange old Apache woman' phones Charlie, the only man she knows in Granite Creek, Colo., who will listen to her complaints. By the time Charlie arrives at Loyola's remote 10-acre farm, she's perished in a kitchen fire apparently caused by a fallen kerosene lamp. Was her death accidental, or were the people camped on nearby land owned by the Blue Diamond Natural Gas Company somehow involved? As Moon, FBI agent Lila Mae McTeague and police chief Scott Parris pursue what turns into a criminal investigation, the violence only gets worse. While Doss successfully evokes the mysticism of traditional Native American storytelling, his choppy chapters with their frequent point-of-view shifts may frustrate new readers. Series fans familiar with his style will welcome spending time with old friends." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Rancher and sometime tribal investigator Charlie Moon gets the call when the widow Montoya starts fussing about witches. When no one listens to her concerns, she takes matters into her own hands, with disastrous results.

Synopsis:

A days work is never done for part-time P.I. Charlie Moon. As if fighting the toughest hombres and nastiest outlaws roaming the Southwest werent enough, Charlie must still save up some strength—and a whole lot of patience—for the little guys. His latest distress call is no exception: Local widow Loyola Montoya is making a fuss about witches. Witches?

Loyola swears theres a whole midnight brood lurking in the woods, mocking her with lewd songs and harassing her with the carcasses of dead animals. Since shes been known to cry wolf, Charlies loath to take her too seriously—until he arrives and discovers that Loyola took matters into her own hands…with disastrous results. Even though its too late for Charlie to save her, his Aunt Daisy—an aged Ute shaman who can communicate with the spirit world—may just have what it takes to help the widow get her revenge after all.

Synopsis:

Even with some of the toughest hombres and nastiest outlaws roaming the Southwest, bestselling author James D. Dosss seven-foot-tall rancher and sometime tribal investigator Charlie Moon does a fair job on the side of the good guys. So its no surprise that he gets the call when the widow Loyola Montoya starts making a fuss about witches.

Witches?

She swears theres a whole midnight brood lurking  in the woods just off her property, mocking her with lewd songs and harassing her with the carcasses of dead animals. When no one takes her seriously—she has been known to cry wolf from time to time—she takes matters into her own hands, with disastrous results. By the time Charlie arrives, its too late to save her, and while he knows he cant bring her back, that doesnt mean he cant help the widow get her revenge after all.

Told in Dosss whimsical style, The Widows Revenge is a wonderfully tall tale that requires wide-open spaces and larger-than-life heroes like Charlie Moon to saddle up and make sure that justice is served.

About the Author

James D. Doss is the author of the Charlie Moon mysteries, including A Dead Mans Tale. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312364618
Author:
Doss, James
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Author:
Doss, James D.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Native American & Aboriginal
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Charlie Moon Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 14
Publication Date:
20101102
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When 'witches' bother widow Loyola Montoya at the start of Doss's enjoyable 14th mystery to feature part-time Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon (after 2008's Snake Dreams), 'the strange old Apache woman' phones Charlie, the only man she knows in Granite Creek, Colo., who will listen to her complaints. By the time Charlie arrives at Loyola's remote 10-acre farm, she's perished in a kitchen fire apparently caused by a fallen kerosene lamp. Was her death accidental, or were the people camped on nearby land owned by the Blue Diamond Natural Gas Company somehow involved? As Moon, FBI agent Lila Mae McTeague and police chief Scott Parris pursue what turns into a criminal investigation, the violence only gets worse. While Doss successfully evokes the mysticism of traditional Native American storytelling, his choppy chapters with their frequent point-of-view shifts may frustrate new readers. Series fans familiar with his style will welcome spending time with old friends." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Rancher and sometime tribal investigator Charlie Moon gets the call when the widow Montoya starts fussing about witches. When no one listens to her concerns, she takes matters into her own hands, with disastrous results.
"Synopsis" by ,

A days work is never done for part-time P.I. Charlie Moon. As if fighting the toughest hombres and nastiest outlaws roaming the Southwest werent enough, Charlie must still save up some strength—and a whole lot of patience—for the little guys. His latest distress call is no exception: Local widow Loyola Montoya is making a fuss about witches. Witches?

Loyola swears theres a whole midnight brood lurking in the woods, mocking her with lewd songs and harassing her with the carcasses of dead animals. Since shes been known to cry wolf, Charlies loath to take her too seriously—until he arrives and discovers that Loyola took matters into her own hands…with disastrous results. Even though its too late for Charlie to save her, his Aunt Daisy—an aged Ute shaman who can communicate with the spirit world—may just have what it takes to help the widow get her revenge after all.

"Synopsis" by ,

Even with some of the toughest hombres and nastiest outlaws roaming the Southwest, bestselling author James D. Dosss seven-foot-tall rancher and sometime tribal investigator Charlie Moon does a fair job on the side of the good guys. So its no surprise that he gets the call when the widow Loyola Montoya starts making a fuss about witches.

Witches?

She swears theres a whole midnight brood lurking  in the woods just off her property, mocking her with lewd songs and harassing her with the carcasses of dead animals. When no one takes her seriously—she has been known to cry wolf from time to time—she takes matters into her own hands, with disastrous results. By the time Charlie arrives, its too late to save her, and while he knows he cant bring her back, that doesnt mean he cant help the widow get her revenge after all.

Told in Dosss whimsical style, The Widows Revenge is a wonderfully tall tale that requires wide-open spaces and larger-than-life heroes like Charlie Moon to saddle up and make sure that justice is served.

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