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Blood Memory (Catherine McLeod Mystery Series #1)

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

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    Great Use Of History in a Mystery

    Catherine McLeod works for The Journal in Denver. She is covering a story about the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes filing to reclaim their 27 million acres of land. Someone doesn't want her to know the details of this deal because she becomes the target of an assassin. She has narrowly escaped his attacks as she continues to uncover many secrets about a conspiracy that leads way back into the past and the founding of Denver itself. She also learns about her own heritage.

    My Thoughts:
    I enjoyed this book very much not only for the current mystery but the immense amount of Native American history contained in this story. At times it was a little hard to follow, but after reading this book I did a little research into the treaty and it can be very hard to understand on its own. Coel's ability to wrap a entire story around it is masterful. The author is a historian and said to be an expert in the Arapaho Indians and it shines through clearly in her work. I am sure that is why her other series is so successful as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    As good as all of Coel's books

    Couldn't stop reading. Margaret Coel has yet another good character like Father John and Vicky Holden of the Wind River series. Catherine McLeod is another strong female character and does't stop until the truth is found.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

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    Highly recommended

    I highly recommend this Book to any fan of Ms. Coel's other best selling mystery series. If I had to describe her books they would be similar in style to Tony Hillerman. They are engaging and character driven mysteries. This particular one is about a reporter for a newspaper. Who stumbles onto a mystery that someone does not want her to pusue. Happy reading everyone.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Highly recommended

    I have read all the books in the previous series written by Margaret Coel and was very pleased with the characters in this new series. I also enjoyed the cameo appearance by Vicky Holden.

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  • Posted November 13, 2009

    A good read

    A very compelling story.There were a few gramatical errors early on,and then bam!I was so hooked on the story,it didn't matter.Excitement to the very end.Great job,Mz Coel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2008

    Blood Memory Stirs the Blood

    On a perfect August night, investigative reporter Catherine McLeod took her dog Max for a late night walk, and her life changed forever. It was changed the instant she heard something behind her and caught a glimpse of a shadow out of the corner of her eye. She got away that night, but the best friend she called, Maury, the divorce lawyer who became a personal friend, did not. The police arrived too late to save him from a gunshot wound, but the assassin¿s mistake made Catherine wary and triggered the instincts in her Arapaho blood that will keep her alive. It became obvious that she was targeted, and she worked harder on the story of the Indian casino and land exchange that she began, and all the while she asked herself what she knew that someone wanted silenced. Margaret Coel departs from her Father John O¿Malley and Vicky Holden storyline and the result is wonderful and dramatic. Blood Memory is a fast moving story that barrels to the climax and stuns while fulfilling Catherine¿s blood memory. Can't wait for Catherine's next investigation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2008

    Excellent new series

    Denver Journal investigative reporter Catherine McLeod assumes the sniper¿s failed assassination attempt of her in her home is tied to one of her stories, past or present. She eliminated a random drive by, and a visit by Arapaho elder Norman Whitehorse affirms her theory. He informs her she is Arapaho having been adopted his revelation about her roots is awesome and frightening. --- Her former husband demands Catherine flee the big city for the relative safety of his mountain ranch, but she refuses. Instead the intrepid journalist continues her investigation into what she believes is the story that has made her a target Catherine reports the efforts of her ¿people¿ and that of the Cheyenne to regain over twenty million acres of land deeded by treaties but stolen during the 1864 Indian massacre at Sand Creek. However, Catherine is stunned by the violence of her unknown murderous stalker on the innocent and that her inquiry leads to DC. --- With Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden taking a breather though she makes an appearance in BLOOD MEMORY, Margaret Coel introduces her fans to a new heroine Catherine. She is terrific as she begins to learn about her heritage while also working an investigation into the land debate. The story line is action-packed with a fresh outlook and an incredible plausible but unexpected climax. Hopefully Ms. Coel¿s two brave women find a common cause in a future tale (sort of like Philip R. Craig and William G. Tapply did with Brady Coyne and J. W. Jackson) if not readers will still have two strong Arapaho heroines to count on for excellent thrillers. --- Harriet Klausner

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