Six short story mysteries involving the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico are combined here in one volume. They are also available as separate ebooks on amazon.com.
"Hunting Season" can turn the hunters into the hunted. When police think a shooting death of a Jemez Pueblo man is a hunting accident, it’s up to an Indian newspaper reporter to find out what really happened.
A sick, elderly Cochiti Pueblo man evades attempts to send him to a hospital. In "Missing," he chooses to go into the mountains to spend his final days. A sheriff’s deputy who has known him since boyhood is worried and goes looking for the old man.
A Tiwa tribal policeman is torn between the dominant society’s law and his own people’s beliefs when an Old One’s bones are discovered in "The Ancestor."
In "The Woman with a Rain Pot," a veteran of the U.S. war in Iraq who sacrificed a leg for his country becomes a detective. He must solve the year-old cold case of an anthropology student who was murdered while illegally digging for artifacts near Acoma Pueblo.
"To Steal What Is Sacred" explores the criminal trade in ancient, stolen Indian artifacts.
While excavating a 500-year-old pueblo ruin in 1934, an archaeology student sees spirits from the past that persuade him to rethink his career in "Shadows of a Lost Time."
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About the Author
Dennis Herrick is the author of seven books as well as several short stories, most of them involving the American Southwest and often featuring different tribes of Pueblo Indians. He won the 2004 Tony Hillerman Mystery Writing Contest for his short story "Hunting Season," and he won the 2010 Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest for his short story "Missing." He is the author of several published short stories and five books. A native of Michigan, he and his wife now live on the west bank of the Rio Grande between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Herrick is a former daily newspaper reporter and weekly newspaper publisher and owner. He is an emeritus member of the journalism faculty at the University of New Mexico. You can visit his author's website at dennisherrick.com.