Lost Bird Author:Margaret Coel Margaret Coel's mysteries "shouldn't be missed by anyone interested in either new trends in mystery writing or contemporary Indian culture. She's a master at both."--Tony Hillerman — After the murder of an elderly priest--Father John O'Malley's assistant on the Wind River Reservation--Father John thinks the bullet was meant for him. Father Josep... more »h had been driving John's old Toyota right before he was killed. Consumed with anger and guilt, Father John is determined to find the murderer. Along the way, he teams up with Arapaho lawyer Vicky Holden when they discover Father Joseph had ties to a case of Vicky's, once again putting their lives in danger.
"Vivid western landscapes, intriguing history, compelling characters, and quick, tight writing that is a joy to read....Coel has her own voice and point of view...a unique mix of the modern and the traditional."--Booklist
"Coel is a vivid voice for the West, its struggles to retain its past and at the same time enjoy the fruits of the future."--The Dallas Morning News
"[A book] that you finish not only well entertained, but all the better for it."--The Arizona Daily Star
"One of the top storytellers of the genre."--The Midwest Book Review« less