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Margaret Coel

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Margaret Coel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of the acclaimed novels featuring Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden, as well as several works of nonfiction. Originally a historian by trade, she is considered an expert on the Arapaho Indians.

Genres: Mystery
Wind River Reservation mystery
   1. The Eagle Catcher (1995)
   2. The Ghost Walker (1996)
   3. The Dream Stalker (1997)
   4. The Story Teller (1998)
   5. The Lost Bird (1999)
   6. The Spirit Woman (2000)
   7. The Thunder Keeper (2001)
   8. The Shadow Dancer (2002)
   9. Killing Raven (2003)
   10. Wife of Moon (2004)
   11. Eye of the Wolf (2005)
   12. The Drowning Man (2006)
   13. The Girl With Braided Hair (2007)
   14. The Silent Spirit (2009)
   15. The Spider's Web (2010)
   16. Buffalo Bill's Dead Now (2012)
   17. Killing Custer (2013)
   18. Night of the White Buffalo (2014)
   19. The Man Who Fell from the Sky (2015)
   20. Winter's Child (2016)
Arapaho Ten Commandments
   1. Stolen Smoke (2000)
   5. Honor (1999)
   6. Dead End (1998)
   7. Hole in the Wall (1998)
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   The Sunken Sailor (2004) (with others)
   Man Found Dead in Park (2018)
Non fiction
   Chief Left Hand (1981)
   Goin' Railroading (1985)
   The Tivoli (1985)
Margaret Coel recommends
Luther, Wyoming (2021)
Mario Acevedo and Tomas Alamilla
"A Western that upends the concept of Westerns. Saddle up for a fast-paced and memorable ride."
To the Mountain (2021)
Erik Raschke
"A deeply affecting tale of a father's love for his autistic son. Erik Raschke's lyrical prose evokes both the awesome wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in winter and the unfathomable wilderness of the human heart. This brief and beautiful novel will linger long after you have turned the last page."
The King's Beast (2020)
(Mystery of Colonial America, book 6)
Eliot Pattison
"A gripping tale of risk and adventure with a mystery at its core, characters who may or may not be who they seem, and a plot that twists in surprising directions. Eliot Pattison thrusts you into pre-Revolutionary America and England, each boiling with conflict, dissension, and danger. If you are a fan of historical mysteries - and even if you aren’t - you don’t want to miss The King’s Beast."
Death in the Family (2020)
(Shana Merchant, book 1)
Tessa Wegert
"A deliciously complicated locked-room mystery that would make Agatha Christie proud. Add a savvy sleuth battling her own demons and the result is an up-to-date and thrilling ride. Death in the Family definitely deserves a place on your must-read list."
Tracking Game (2019)
(Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, book 5)
Margaret Mizushima
"Compelling..I was cheering on Mattie and Robo every step of the way."
The Clincher (2018)
(Horseshoer Mystery, book 1)
Lisa Preston
"Fast-paced, absorbing and fun to boot, The Clincher grabs your attention from the first paragraph and never loosens its grip. Rainy Dale?horseshoer with sass?is one of the freshest and most original sleuths to come along in mystery fiction. May she live on and on!"

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