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A Wind River Reservation Mystery Series

Margaret Coel
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A Wind River Reservation Mystery Series : Titles in Order

Book 15
Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden agrees to represent a woman accused of murdering her Arapaho fiancé, a decision that places her at odds with her own people-and Father John O’Malley-for choosing to believe an "outsider" over her own people. Caught in a web of deceit, Vicky and Father John must overcome their differences to discover the identity of a psychopathic killer.
Book 14
Kiki Wallowingbull went to Hollywood to uncover the truth behind why his great-grandfather disappeared back in 1923. But after Kiki’s frozen body is discovered on the reservation, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley must find the connection between the two violent deaths separated by nearly a century.
Book 13
Attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O?Malley investigate the death of Liz Plenty Horses?a woman murdered back in 1973 after being accused of betraying the militant American Indian Movement?and incite the malice of a long-dormant killer.
Book 12
In Margaret Coel’s latest Wind River Reservation mystery, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley find themselves immersed in the dark underbelly of the illegal market for Indian relics.
Book 11
This is for the Indian priest.The cryptic message was clearly meant for Father O’Malley. The unemotional voice on the answering machine, speaking of revenge against old enemies, wanted O’Malley to visit the site of the Bates Battle. In 1874, Shoshone warriors led Captain Alfred Bates’s cavalry to Arapaho tribal grounds, and nearly everyone living there was massacred. As a nation, the Arapaho were finished, but their people survived. Now, someone has left three dead Shoshones on the old battlefield, positioned to mimic the bodies of those Arapaho killed in the historic slaughter.Vicky Holden’s latest client, Frankie Montana, has become the number one suspect in their deaths. Despite his less than sterling background, Vicky doesn’t believe he’s capable of murder. Someone is trying to stir up a war between the Arapaho and Shoshone people—and tear open the painful wounds of the past once more…    
Book 10
Arapaho attorney Vicki Holden and Father John O’Malley must find the link between the murder of a woman—and the murder of her ancestor from a century earlier.
Book 9
The discovery of a white man’s body on the Wind River Reservation has Father John O’Malley trying to keep the peace. Meanwhile, the newly opened Great Plains Casino–with Vicky Holden as its in-house counsel–is fighting for its life against an angry group of protesters. And when Vicky stumbles across some disturbing evidence about the murder, she’s suddenly caught in a dangerous game–with her own life at stake.
Book 8
With the disappearance of a young man and his old friend Vicky Holden accused of murder, Father John O’Malley must prove his hunch that both events are connected to a dangerous sect leader known as Orlando-who has resurrected the old Shadow Dance religion.
Book 7
The apparent suicide of a young Arapaho on sacred ground shocks the populace of the Wind River Reservation. But strange events following the death lead Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley to suspect foul play.
Book 6
According to legend, Sacajawea—the Native American woman who helped guide the Lewis and Clark expedition through the American wilderness—is buried on the Wind River Reservation. Now, a college professor—and longtime friend of Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden—has disappeared while seeking the truth behind the legend.Vicky and Father John O’Malley soon discover that her missing friend is linked to another female historian who also vanished on the reservation—while researching Sacajawea twenty years ago. The answer to the mystery of the missing scholars may lie in the pages of Sacajawea’s hidden memoirs—and with a culprit who will do anything to ensure they’re never found…
Book 5
Father O’Malley and Arapaho lawyer Vicky Holden must uncover a baby-selling scheme at a clinic forty years ago.”Suspenseful…Solid characters and a keen sense of place…keep this tale humming.” –Publishers Weekly
Book 4
Father O’Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden return! When a sacred tribal artifact disappears from a museum, it’s more than Arapaho history that is lost–it’s an Arapaho student’s life…
Book 3
New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel’s acclaimed Wind River mysteries “shouldn’t be missed by anyone interested in either new trends in mystery writing or contemporary American Indian culture. She’s a master at both.”—Tony Hillerman

With promises of new jobs and millions in revenue, the Wind River Reservation agrees to use their land for a nuclear storage site. But Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden is not willing to let this happen. And with help from Father John O’Malley, she sets out to protect the land and her people.

But someone involved wants to keep Vicky—and anyone else who stands in the way—quiet. When a man is murdered and two attempts are made on Vicky’s life, she knows the stakes have been raised. Now Vicky and Father John must search through false promises and misguided dreams to find the truth of this harrowing crime—and restore the true spirit and dreams of the Arapaho…
Book 2
New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel explores the nature of evil in this “outstanding entry” (Booklist) in the Wind River Reservation Mystery series.

Father John O’Malley comes across the corpse lying in a ditch beside the highway. When he returns with the police, it is gone. The Arapahos of the Wind River Reservation speak of Ghost Walkers—tormented souls caught between the earth and the spirit world, who are capable of anything.

Then, within days, a young man disappears from the Reservation without a trace. A young woman is found brutally murdered. And as Father John and Arapaho lawyer Vicky Holden investigate these crimes, someone—or something—begins following them.

Together, Vicky and Father John must draw upon ancient Arapaho traditions to stop a killer, explain the inexplicable, and put a ghost to rest…
Book 1
On the windswept plains of Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation, Arapahos have gathered for the Ethete powwow. It is a sacred time to reaffirm the balance and harmony in life. But these feelings of unity quickly give way to fear when tribal chairman Harvey Castle is found murdered—and every bit of evidence points to his nephew, Anthony.

There are two people who don’t believe the young man capable of murder: Father John O’Malley, history scholar and pastor of St. Francis Mission, and Vicky Holden, an attorney who has recently returned to the reservation to help her people. Their investigation draws Father John and Vicky across the high plains of the Wind River Reservation—from the intimate Arapaho community centers to a byzantine world of incalculable corruption and finally into the past. It is here, in the “Old Time,” where Father John catches a rare glimpse into the Arapaho life few outsiders ever see—and a crime fewer could imagine.

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