Deadly Omen [NOOK Book]


A candidate for Princess is murdered at a Native American Pow Wow while Tempe Crabtree is working there in her capacity as deputy. Tempe's investigation takes her into the Yanduchi reservation, and her husband, Hutch, has difficulty with Tempe's growing interest in her own native heritage as she seeks the identity of the killer.
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Deadly Omen

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A candidate for Princess is murdered at a Native American Pow Wow while Tempe Crabtree is working there in her capacity as deputy. Tempe's investigation takes her into the Yanduchi reservation, and her husband, Hutch, has difficulty with Tempe's growing interest in her own native heritage as she seeks the identity of the killer.
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Anonymous Reviewer
A veteran mystery writer, Marilyn Meredith's Deadly Omen not only introduces a fascinating protagonist, but also authentically captures the essence and history of California Native American tribal culture. A brilliantly crafted and highly recommenced mystery, Deadly Omen is the first of a promised series to feature the exploits of Deputy Tempe Crabtree.
Lesley Kellas Payne
I like Tempe, her capacity to hold her own against all pressure, even her own guilt, and I am taken with a series that will put two spiritual traditions side by side with neither being the right or only one. I think this is a positive and wonderfully feminine approach. Meredith did a great job of getting all the suspects in from the beginning and in the reader's view and keeping the reader guessing. I love the inclusion of place as a major element of any novel and this setting particularly.
Phillip Tomasso III
Deadly Omen is the second in a series of Tempe Crabtree mysteries (officially listed as the 1st--Deadly Trail is a Prequel) written by the talented Marilyn Meredith. With a cast of 3-D characters, and a back-woods setting, Meredith proportionately incorporates Native American culture to plots of murder and intrigue. Engrossing from start to finish, Deadly Omen is a character-driven mystery with enough edge to keep it suspenseful and intriguing.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000067291
  • Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Tempe Crabtree Mystery Series, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 562,887
  • File size: 813 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2004

    Murder disrupts a Native American Pow Wow

    Excited at the opportunity to learn more about her Native American heritage, Deputy Tempe Crabtree is pleased to hear of her peacekeeping assignment at the first annual Pow Wow held in Dennison, CA, close to her own town of Bear Creek. But the Pow Wow makes history in more ways than one as Deputy Crabtree discovers the truth of an overheard and ominous comment, ¿Somebody¿s going to die!¿ Amidst the solemn beat of the drum and the splendor of traditional and modern regalia, the competition for ¿Pow Wow Princess¿ grows fierce. As the high school-aged contestants sell tickets to earn the coveted title, a young woman is found murdered--a gun without fingerprints and a lone eagle feather the only clues. Torn between family obligations and her conviction that the wrong man stands accused of the murder, Tempe takes the investigation into her own hands. Was it the old coot with a long-standing feud against the `savages¿ or was one of the contestant¿s mothers taking the competition too seriously? Two young men claimed to love the dead girl, but only one knew her secret¿was it reason enough to kill her? Tempe Crabtree makes a fine modern heroine as she juggles the demands of career and family as a responsible and caring human being. Newly married to a Christian pastor and having a grown son, she learns to blend the customs and roles from two very different cultures into one genuine family. A grown-up ¿Nancy Drew¿, Tempe Crabtree is sure to develop a following just as loyal. Marilyn Meredith crafts a fine story with real characters and true-to-life situations. She weaves bits of legend and history into her tale, then ties up a neat package, leaving the reader satisfied as she waits for the next book In the series.

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