Skin Dancer [NOOK Book]

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In the deep quiet of the South Dakota wilderness, a killer is on the loose. The victims are poachers and professional hunters. Their skinned and beheaded corpses are left hanging upside down. Rookie Criss County Deputy Rachel Redmond, a young woman with a troubled past and a need to prove herself, must find the killer.

Native American legend speaks of a Sioux warrior who took too much pride in his ability to kill. The gods punished him by ...
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Skin Dancer

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Overview

In the deep quiet of the South Dakota wilderness, a killer is on the loose. The victims are poachers and professional hunters. Their skinned and beheaded corpses are left hanging upside down. Rookie Criss County Deputy Rachel Redmond, a young woman with a troubled past and a need to prove herself, must find the killer.

Native American legend speaks of a Sioux warrior who took too much pride in his ability to kill. The gods punished him by taking his skin, leaving him unable to endure the sunlight. This warrior is said to roam the wilderness looking for those he can kill and “borrow” their skin. The Skin Dancer.

There’s a lot on the line for Rachel and the county residents. A highway project is cutting across the Sioux wilderness, opening the region for a multi-billion dollar technology development. The road is a point of controversy with environmentalists and Native Americans who want to preserve their sacred grounds.

When a spokesman for an animal rights organization (WAR) claims the murders, Rachel realizes she’s sitting on a powder keg. Old wounds and grievances, long buried, come to the surface. And the Skin Dancer strikes again, killing two more poachers.

As bodies pile up and tempers flare, Rachel has to find the killer, or killers, before Criss County erupts in a battle between those who want the road and Paradise Development and those who don’t.

Carolyn Haines, author of the Sarah Booth Delaney Mississippi Delta Mystery series, and the 2010 Harper Lee award winner, weaves legend and murder into another page turner.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013364585
  • Publisher: Carolyn Haines Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 138,747
  • File size: 817 KB

Meet the Author

Carolyn Haines is the author of over 60 novels in numerous genres, both dark and humorous. Her books have twice been named in the "top five mysteries" of their respective years by LIBRARY JOURNAL, and she is the 2010 Harper Lee Distinguished Writer. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award, and in 2011, her book, BONE APPETIT was named "best amateur sleuth" at the RT Reviewers Choice Awards. She is active in animal rights work and operates Good Fortune Farm Refuge. She lives in Alabama.
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  • Posted February 8, 2012

    Another dark and powerful book by Ms. Haines!

    Fans of Carolyn Haines know that her books are usually set in the fertile soils of the deep South. What a departure! Skin Dancer is set against the magestic backdrop of the Black Hills and wonderfully incorporates the local Native American myths. A frightening killer is on the loose and the motive is the key. Are these murders random? Are they a statement to preserve the raw beauty of the land meant to scare off developers? Are they personal? Can you figure who is responsible for these gruesome killings?
    I have long enjoyed Ms. Haines use of strong, determined yet at times vulnerable heroines. She hasn't failed me in Skin Dancer. Our heroine is a tough, no nonsense cop who's haunted by her own demons, yet still manages triumph. It's nice to see women portrayed so real and relatable.
    Bravo Ms. Haines!

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  • Posted January 20, 2012

    The "other" side of Carolyn Haines

    Finished Skin Dancer yesterday. I've got to tell you, there aren't many books that can stand the hair up on the back of my neck, but that one sure did. Carolyn Haines did it again and drew me into the book so I was right there with Rachael trying to catch a killer. Thanks for a great read!

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Good reading

    I didn't want to put it down

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