Ravenmocker by Jean Hager
(Molly Bearpaw Mystery)

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The award-winning author of The Grandfather Medicine introduces Molly Bearpaw, an investigator for the Cherokee Tribe, who looks into a mysterious case of botulism in a local nursing home. She is also asked to verify that the victim's heart was not stolen by a ravenmocker--a Cherokee witch. In sorting through the means and motives for the murder, Molly enters a deadly race for time.
 

About Jean Hager

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Jean Hager has written numerous novels, many under the pseudonyms Marlaine Kyle, Amanda McAllister, Sara North and Jeanne Stephens. Hager, who is one-eighth Cherokee and often explores Native American themes in her work. She received the Teepee Trophy award from the Oklahoma Writers Federation for best novel of 1977 for Terror in the Sunlight, and best novel of 1979 for Shadow of the Tamaracks. Her other books include A Suitable Marriage (1982), Seven Black Stones (1995), and Masked Dancers (1998). Jean Hager was born in 1932 in Maywood, Illinois. She married Kenneth C. Hager in 1950, and graduated from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1969.
 
Published December 1, 1992 by Mysterious Press. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Molly Bearpaw is the lone employee of the Oklahoma branch of the Native American Advocacy League but, in this initial outing, spends most of her time playing detective.

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After Abner Mouse dies at the Country Haven Nursing Home in Tahlequah, the Cherokee capital, his son Woodrow asks Bearpaw to find out if the death was caused by a ravenmocker--a feared Cherokee witch in the form of a raven that sucks out the life force from the bodies of the enfeebled patients.

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