Deadly Omen Mass Market Paperback – Nov 1 2000
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"....provides much insight into the characters so that readers feel they have previously met them. At the same time, the intriguing who-done-it provides many viable suspects with motives, means, and opportunities that surface as the book progresses. The addition of attaining understanding and knowledge about life on the Yanduchi Reservation adds depth to an entertaining tale. Fans of Native American mysteries will take much pleasure from Deadly Omen and want similar stories from Ms. Meredith." -- Harriet Klausner, Reviewer for Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Marilyn Meredith has written professionally for more than twenty years. She teaches a weekly writing class and is an instructor for Writer's Digest. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., California Writers Club, and EPIC, the organization for writers published on the internet. She lives with her husband in a foothill community in the Sierra, much like the town of Bear Creek where Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy.
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Tempe Crabtree, the deputy of Bear Creek, is part Yanduchi. In this tale, she has recently married Hutch, the town's Christian pastor. Despite working in law enforcement and being newly married, Crabtree also is raising her teenage son, Blair. That's just background.
Assigned to keep peace and order at a Native American Pow Wow, Crabtree finds herself dragged into a murder mystery when the body of a candidate for princess turns up along the outskirts of the fairgrounds. The deceased was more than likely going to win the crown and responsibilities associated with being a Pow Wow princess.
Who would want to kill a young girl, and why? Though only a deputy, Crabtree can not help but investigate the circumstances behind the heinous crime committed while she was on duty, despite the warnings she receives to back off from the male detectives assigned to solve the case. Most of the evidence points toward a rowdy young Native American. The detectives think the case is as simple as open and shut. So how can Crabtree not get involved when clearly the detectives seem closed minded? She knows they are not asking the right questions, or talking to the right people. Sure, Daniel Redwing was drunk at the Pow Wow, and sure, he had an amazing crush on the victim, but would that be enough to motivate him to murder? And what about the pushy stage-mother of the other princess candidate, did she want her own daughter to win badly enough to kill? After all, she warned people someone was going to die that day.Read more ›