White Shell Woman by James D. Doss
A Charlie Moon Mystery (Charlie Moon Mysteries)

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The two sandstone monoliths towering over the southern Colorado landscape are wrapped in ancient mystery. To the local tribes, they are the Twin War Gods, sons of the moon goddess, White Shell Woman. Legends tell of strange happenings in their shadows, of lost treasure and Anasazi blood sacrifice. But it is a much more recent history that troubles former Ute policeman-turned-rancher Charlie Moon, specifically the fresh corpse of a young Native American woman unearthed at an archaeological dig.

 

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. 356 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Meanwhile, Charlie’s aunt Daisy is once more communing with her favorite pitukupf in the Canyon of the Spirits, leaving him hero-size sandwiches and a thermos full of coffee, then secretly scurrying over to Charlie’s ranch for unfathomable reasons.

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Early in Doss's seventh book (after 2001's Grandmother Spider) about former Ute policeman turned cattle rancher Charlie Moon, Charlie's old Aunt Daisy—a tribal shaman and all-around tough cookie—is being bored to tears by an equally elderly Navajo man who recounts a long story about the origins o...

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