A Dead Man's Tale by James D. Doss
(Charlie Moon Mysteries)

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Charlie Moon, Ute rancher and investigator, isn't afraid to throw the dice even when a man's life is at stake, but when that man is betting against himself and Moon's ability to save him, that makes for some awfully high stakes.



Hard times have come to Colorado, and Moon's ranch is feeling the pinch. Investor Samuel Reed has never had that problem. He seems to have a special intuition when it comes to picking stocks and claims to be able to remember the future, which gives him quite a leg up on Wall Street. So it's no surprise that Reed is confident when he makes a wager with Moon's best friend, Granite City Chief of Police Scott Parish, that Parish can't keep him alive.



Even when Reed doesn't give them any details beyond the date and time of his impending demise, that's more than enough information for Moon who wants in on the action and is just as confident that he's well on the way to saving his ranch. But Moon's best plans go awry when instead of one homicide on his hands, he ends up with two.



James D. Doss infuses the pages of A Dead Man's Tale, the fifteenth in his popular series, with his potent brand of high spirits and homespun humor that has made him a favorite among mystery readers.



 

About James D. Doss

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JAMES D. DOSS is the author of the sixteen previous Charlie Moon mysteries. Two of the Moon books were named among the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly.
 
Published November 9, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 306 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And then the Davidson airfield is blown up along with Charlie’s ranch, and an attempt is made to decimate the Senate in DC There’ll be more casualties back on the ranch and a full-blown federal cover-up before Charlie, now seeing as many visions as Aunt Daisy, stakes out something deadlier than t...

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A droll fandango between a man who hires an assassin for two bits and a man who predicts his own demise.

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Meanwhile, Charlie's acid-tongued Aunt Daisy, a shaman and tribal elder, pulls Charlie into more intrigue when her otherworldly visions focus on a missing red-haired campus policewoman.

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Charlie and his best friend, Chief of Police Scott Parris, devise a plan to protect the rich man from whatever varmints may threaten him.

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