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Coffin Man (Charlie Moon Mysteries)

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

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

—The Denver Post

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. Whered she go? No one knows. Whos the father? Anybodys guess. Any leads? Just the local bad-boy carpenter whos raising suspicion faster than he can build a pine box…

“Laced with Native American lore [and] comedic asides.”

—Library Journal (starred review)

As if that wasnt enough of a bad omen, Charlies Aunt Daisy seems to have lost her connection to the spirit world, a mysterious stranger has shown up at Charlies ranch, and someones found a dead body in the cemetery. A fresh dead body. Now Charlies got to hunker down and dig up some evidence—before a killer puts the final nail in his coffin…

“The Charlie Moon mysteries charm us with Western voices and ways.”—Rocky Mountain News

Synopsis:

James Doss

Coffin Man

When a young lady vanishes, Colorado rancher and Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon is the man to call—whether its 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. Whered she go? No one knows. Whos the father? Anybodys guess. Any leads? Just the local bad-boy carpenter whos raising suspicion faster than he can build a pine box…

As if that wasnt enough of a bad omen, Charlies Aunt Daisy seems to have lost her connection to the spirit world, a mysterious stranger has shown up at Charlies ranch, and someones found a dead body in the cemetery. A fresh dead body. Now Charlies got to hunker down and dig up some evidence—before a killer puts the final nail in his coffin…

Synopsis:

When Colorado rancher and part-time tribal investigator Charlie Moon gets a call from Wanda Naranjo, she's panicked. Not only is her sink leaking, which Moon graciously fixes, but her sixteen-year-old daughter, Betty, has gone missing. For how long? Only a few hours, but she's pregnant. So what about the father-to-be? It's a good question and anybody's guess. Betty has kept her lips sealed on the subject.

And that's not all. Betty claimed to be going to see a school counselor on what turned out to be his day off. So was she running away or was she abducted? Moon's best friend, Granite Creek Chief of Police Scott Parris, doesn't believe any of it and suspects that Wanda tricked them into doing a little emergency plumbing. While it's enough to make Parris's blood boil, Moon can't shake the feeling that some other foul play might be at work.

James D. Doss's Coffin Man is a witty ride through the Wild West that's chock-full of tall tales, wide-open spaces, and Doss's signature homespun wit.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250008558
Author:
Doss, James D
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Doss, James D.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Native American & Aboriginal
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
No. 16
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.76 x 4.14 x 0.97 in

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James Doss

Coffin Man

When a young lady vanishes, Colorado rancher and Ute tribal investigator Charlie Moon is the man to call—whether its 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. Whered she go? No one knows. Whos the father? Anybodys guess. Any leads? Just the local bad-boy carpenter whos raising suspicion faster than he can build a pine box…

As if that wasnt enough of a bad omen, Charlies Aunt Daisy seems to have lost her connection to the spirit world, a mysterious stranger has shown up at Charlies ranch, and someones found a dead body in the cemetery. A fresh dead body. Now Charlies got to hunker down and dig up some evidence—before a killer puts the final nail in his coffin…

"Synopsis" by , When Colorado rancher and part-time tribal investigator Charlie Moon gets a call from Wanda Naranjo, she's panicked. Not only is her sink leaking, which Moon graciously fixes, but her sixteen-year-old daughter, Betty, has gone missing. For how long? Only a few hours, but she's pregnant. So what about the father-to-be? It's a good question and anybody's guess. Betty has kept her lips sealed on the subject.

And that's not all. Betty claimed to be going to see a school counselor on what turned out to be his day off. So was she running away or was she abducted? Moon's best friend, Granite Creek Chief of Police Scott Parris, doesn't believe any of it and suspects that Wanda tricked them into doing a little emergency plumbing. While it's enough to make Parris's blood boil, Moon can't shake the feeling that some other foul play might be at work.

James D. Doss's Coffin Man is a witty ride through the Wild West that's chock-full of tall tales, wide-open spaces, and Doss's signature homespun wit.

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