FOR FANS OF TONY HILLERMAN AND ANNE HILLERMAN
This mystery mingles Choctaw culture, science, and murder and features Lieutenant Sam Chitto of the Oklahoma Choctaw Tribal Police. Chitto considers himself a man of principal, but he’s at a breaking point. His father’s ten-years old murder, his young wife’s premature death, and an ineffective law enforcement community has him ready to quit the force. Indian women are the ones paying the highest price. One in three can expect to be raped in her lifetime, and tribal police cannot arrest the assailant if he is not Indian. And then, Chitto is assigned to work on a mystifying case that forces him to make a decision that could not only challenge his personal code of ethics but also cost a man his life.
About the Author
Scalp Dance, A Sam Chitto Mystery evolved naturally for Lu Clifton as she was born in and spent her early childhood in southeastern Oklahoma. While not a member of any nation, she has Choctaw and Cherokee ancestors in her maternal and paternal lines and a long-standing interest in Native American myth and folklore.
Clifton has two middle-grade novels in print. Award -winning Freaky Fast Frankie Joe released in 2012 and Immortal Max in 2014. A third middle-grade novel is scheduled to release in 2016.
After completing a B.A. and M.A. in English at Colorado State University, Clifton worked in the business and journalism fields. She dedicates her time now to her two favorite things in lifespending quality time with family and writing novels with unexpected depth.