The Bluejay Shaman [NOOK Book]

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Traveling the back roads of Montana, not-quite-fearless art gallery owner Alix Thorssen is far from home and up to her Ray-bans in shaman’s secrets, mysterious deaths, madness, and – ah yes – passion among the pine needles. Whoever killed Shiloh Merkin hated her and wanted her dead. But did Wade Fraser, Alix’s brother-in-law and University of Montana anthropology professor, do the deed? What happened to the petroglyph of the bluejay shaman? Alix follows a trail of sex, moonlit rituals, and legendary artifacts as ...
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The Bluejay Shaman

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Overview

Traveling the back roads of Montana, not-quite-fearless art gallery owner Alix Thorssen is far from home and up to her Ray-bans in shaman’s secrets, mysterious deaths, madness, and – ah yes – passion among the pine needles. Whoever killed Shiloh Merkin hated her and wanted her dead. But did Wade Fraser, Alix’s brother-in-law and University of Montana anthropology professor, do the deed? What happened to the petroglyph of the bluejay shaman? Alix follows a trail of sex, moonlit rituals, and legendary artifacts as another murder leads her to a chilling confrontation with the killer. In this first novel of the Jackson Hole series about Alix Thorssen, Lise McClendon weaves a gripping tale of suspense, blending Indian lore, the timeless clash of western values, and the magnificent landscape of the Rockies. "Reminiscent of Tony Hillerman at his best," says James Crumley, author of The Last Good Kiss.

Read more by Lise McClendon: the Alix Thorssen mysteries include Painted Truth (2), Nordic Nights (3), and Blue Wolf (4). The newest novel is the thriller, JUMP CUT, written as Rory Tate.
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Editorial Reviews

Cover quote - James Crumley
"Delightful; compellingly twisted. Reminiscent of Tony Hillerman at his best."
Publishers Weekly
In this gripping debut, a Wyoming art expert and consultant for the FBI returns to her home state of Montana to appraise a trailer full of stolen art for the local police. The evening of Alix Thorssen's arrival, her sister's husband is arrested for the murder of a woman named Shiloh, spiritual leader of a woman's group. Ancient rituals and the powerful Montana landscape are deftly integrated in this suspenseful tale.
Kirkus Reviews
When her sexist brother-in-law, anthropology professor Wade Fraser, is jailed for killing spiritual counselor Shiloh Doris, Jackson (Wyo.) art historian Alix Thorssen puts her FBI consulting on hold to help her sister Melina. The evidence against Wade is bad medicine: He'd quarreled loudly and publicly with Shiloh, the local contact for a women's group called the Manitou Matrix, over a recent outbreak of vandalism on the Salish reservation.
Amazon.com - Amazon Reviewer
This mystery kept me on my toes. It had many twists and turns. I liked the insights about how our upbringing molds us into the adults we become. Having visited Missoula, Montana in the past, I really loved the setting of the story and the Indian information throughout. I also liked the inner conflict between being an independent woman who can stand on her own, and a human being who needs other people inherent life to connect with and love. I was surprised to find myself drawn to read on and on.
Anonymous Reviewer
"Wonderful... filled with twisty plot-turns and unforgettable characters."
James Crumley
"Delightful; compellingly twisted. Reminiscent of Tony Hillerman at his best."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012094759
  • Publisher: Thalia Press
  • Publication date: 1/26/2011
  • Series: Alix Thorssen Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 235
  • Sales rank: 110,939
  • File size: 169 KB

Meet the Author

Lise McClendon is the author of eight novels. Her first, The Bluejay Shaman, brought us art dealer Alix Thorssen from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Lise has lived in Wyoming and Montana for thirty years. She is the author of two mystery series, the suspense novel, Blackbird Fly. Her latest novel is JUMP CUT, written as Rory Tate.
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  • Posted June 3, 2013

    I plowed through this book to the end and didn't care a bit who

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