Buffalo Bill's Dead Now (Wind River Reservation Series #16)

Buffalo Bill's Dead Now (Wind River Reservation Series #16)

by Margaret Coel

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In the latest Wind River novel from New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley are witnesses to history—and murder…    
After more than 120 years, the regalia worn by Arapaho Chief Black Heart in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show were supposed to be returned to his people. But the cartons containing the relics were empty when they arrived at the Arapaho Museum. Collector Trevor Pratt had them shipped from Germany and believes thieves must have stolen them en route.
Vicki and Father John suspect Trevor knows more about the theft than he’s telling—a suspicion that’s confirmed when they find him murdered in his home. To find the killer, they must first uncover the truth about a blood feud between two Arapaho families—and the original theft of Black Heart’s possessions dating back more than a century…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425252253
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: Wind River Reservation Series , #16
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 194,449
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Margaret Coel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of the acclaimed novels featuring Father John O’Malley and Vicky Holden, as well as the Catherine McLeod Mysteries and several works of nonfiction. Originally a historian by trade, she is considered an expert on the Arapaho Indians. A native of Colorado, she resides in Boulder. 

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Buffalo Bill's Dead Now 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
This novel, the newest in the widely acclaimed Wind River Mystery series, is a little different from its predecessors. While still featuring Vicki and Father John, the thrust of the book is well in the past: the late 19th century, to be exact, when Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show toured Europe featuring various Indian groups, including Arapahos like Chief Black Heart. It appears that the regalia worn by the Chief went missing when the tour came to an end, only to be discovered when the building in which it was hidden was being demolished. The items were purchased by a local rancher and donated to the museum at the St. Francis mission. However, en route from Germany the shipment is hijacked, and Vicki and Father John, as usual, have to come to the rescue. The mystery includes the murder of the donor, who might have known more about the stolen goods. Complicating the investigation is a feud between two Arapaho families with lineage back to the principal players way back when. Intertwined in the tale are descriptions of what it is like living on a reservation, now and in the distant past, and the effect on the lives of Native Americans. The plot is well-presented, with the requisite suspense to keep the reader wondering what comes next. The real question, always present, is the relationship between Vicki and Father John and what, if anything, will ever develop. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
244 pages i appreciate knowing how many pages are in a book. Wish more readers would post that info.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again Father John and Vicky get to the heart of the mystery and solve it. Very interesting historical about Buffalo Bill and the Wild West shows, telling about how the Indians were treated. Will be interesting to see how Margaret Coel will go with Father John and Vicky's relationship. Just wait and see.
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LandofEnchantment More than 1 year ago
Well developed characters and good twists and turns in the plot, my first read of this author, greatly enjoyed it.
Home-on-the-Range More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Buffalo Bill's Dead Now, especially with the twists and turns that occurred. Margaret Coel has a real knack for keeping her characters alive and interesting. Super story.
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Keara More than 1 year ago
If you've read any of Margaret Coel's Wind River series you have to read this book. It adds even more reality, info and excitement to the other stories in the series. If you've never read any of them this book is just as good as any to get started with. Although it's a series you don't have to read them in any specific order. I know I didn't and never got lost in any of them as they all stand individually even though many characters remain the same. One thing I do think needs to have some kind of change of direction is the relationship between Vickie and Father John. It's starting to get old. I can't wait for the next book in either of her series to come out. Wish I could afford/find some of the books Margaret Coel has written. Some can't seem to be found and a few of them are only offered for $100.00. Sorry, but no matter how good a book is I'm not about to pay that kind of money to read it. Maybe if I was a collector but not just as a read. Try her books....they're awesome, you won't be disappointed!
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