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Seven Black Stones [Mass Market Paperback]

Jean Hager


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May 1 1996 Molly Bearpaw Series , No 3
To the police, the death of womanising, unemployed Ed is a simple suicide. But to Molly there is more. Molly is determined to climb a hill of clues to prove that the death was murder, and unravel the riddle of the seven stones found near Ed's body.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Mysterious Press (May 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446403865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446403863
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 10.5 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,871,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Several murders and the repeated appearance of seven black stones, evidence of a Cherokee death curse, are featured in the third adventure (after The Redbird's Cry) of Molly Bearpaw, Hager's warm, laid-back Oklahoma investigator. The Cherokee Nation is building a bingo hall on property adjoining old Zebediah Smoke's shack; Zeb, who doesn't like it a bit, prophecies death for all who promote bingo. Pretty soon, Ed Whitekiller, who had better luck with the ladies than with steady employment, dies of car-exhaust inhalation, leaving behind an indifferent wife, a callous mistress and an upset daughter, who asks Molly for help. Molly becomes convinced that, contrary to the sheriff's opinion, Ed was not a suicide. Her hunch gains credibility when a construction worker at the bingo hall dies. Shortly before dying, each man had received seven pebbles. Zeb, however, is too old and feeble to be the killer. In effectively understated prose, Hager sets up the mystery while Molly grapples with her own personal problems: a long-distance relationship; the ghost of her mother; and a job threatened by proposed cuts in the government's grant to the Nation. Molly's mellow perseverance is a welcome respite from the angst-ridden approaches of many modern sleuths.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

In this third in the Molly Bearpaw series (e.g., The Rebird's Cry, LJ 4/1/94), the Cherokee investigator delves into a suicide that she can't quite buy and the apparently unrelated murder of a worker at the building site for the nation's nearly completed bingo hall. As Bearpaw struggles with memories of her own mother's suicide, possible loss of her job due to federal budget cuts, and serious commitment to Detective D.J. Kennedy, she works to unravel the murder(s). Interweaving Cherokee traditions, history, and lore with the stark Oklahoma setting, Hager's latest novel moves her up a notch in the mystery gallery. Worth investigating.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars June 27 2014
By Brinda /moonsister8 - Published on Amazon.com
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Very exciting mystery!
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice read Jan. 30 2013
By Arthur Kramer - Published on Amazon.com
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This story is well writen and fun to read. If you are a follower of the Molly Bearpaw books then it's a must!
5.0 out of 5 stars Jean Hager Mysteries Dec 27 2012
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Jean Hager wrote two Native American mystery series about the Cherokee culture in Oklahoma. Both are excellent and far too brief. One series features Officer Mitch Bushyhead and this one Tribal consultant Molly Bearpaw. The story holds you to the end.

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