Grandmother Spider by James D. Doss
A Charlie Moon Mystery (Charlie Moon Mysteries)

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A lawman with a hardy appetite for life and an unshakable faith in the explicable, Southern Ute Acting Chief of Police Charlie Moon is not prepared to accept a purely supernatural explanation for the recent strange events of April 1. Nevertheless, something carried off Tommy Tonompicket and his unlikely drinking companion, research scientist William Pizinski, in the black chill of the Colorado night. And something ripped the head off a man outside a lonely cabin in the mountains...and left two large, fanglike punctures in his chest. And though Charlie's eccentric old aunt, the shaman Daisy Perika, claims the gargantuan avenging arachnid Grandmother Spider has risen up from the depths of Navajo Lake, the hulking, good-natured tribal policeman feels in his gut that this is murder, pure if not simple, and most probably by human hands.


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 October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 388 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Acting tribal police chief Charlie Moon, Daisy’s nephew, and his white pal Scott Parris, police chief of nearby Granite Creek, work together to scotch the UFO rumors, avoid FBI and BIA intrusions, and—when Tonompicket and Pizinski finally reappear and are hospitalized—protect them from Eddie Zoog...

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Mysteries with Native American characters seem to come in two varieties: tough-minded and realistic (think Tony Hillerman's Leaphorn/Chee stories and Peter Bowen's books about Montana's Gabriel Du Pr ), or softer and sillierDlike Doss's Shaman series about Ute policeman Charlie Moon and his dotty...

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