THREE SISTERS by James D. Doss
Kirkus Star


Email this review


The 12th helping of Doss’s screwball logic and witticisms from the mouths of a seven-foot Ute, his blackmailing auntie and a platoon of wacky sidekicks.

Andrew Turner had two wives. The first was eaten by pigs, the second by bears. After a brief marriage to the second wife’s sister, Andrew came to a peculiar end. He was either scared by wisps of ectoplasm into driving off a cliff or carried off by a hairy sasquatch—or none of the above. To help his best pal Scott Parris, Granite Creek police chief, figure out which, Ute rancher/tribal investigator Charlie Moon (Stone Butterfly, 2006, etc.) lets himself be deputized, which would be a grand idea if only it had prevented a third sister, a dubious psychic, from dying too. Charlie’s Aunt Daisy, who often made up premonitions herself when she got tired of waiting for them to come to her, adds a few tart words and scrambles the plot to a fare-thee-well. And skinny Sarah Frank, the teenager with a behemoth crush on Charlie, has a moment of glory when he admits he needs her. But the real showstopper is the sasquatch herself, carting around something that looks like a stuffed burrito and desperate to learn her letters so that she can read romance novels.

A belly-laugh primer that breaks every rule in the mystery genre, something for which Doss’s fans should be eternally grateful.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-312-36459-5
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Minotaur
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2007


MysteryTHE OLD GRAY WOLF by James D. Doss
by James D. Doss
MysteryA DEAD MAN'S TALE by James D. Doss
by James D. Doss
FictionTHE WIDOW’S REVENGE by James D. Doss
by James D. Doss
FictionSHADOW MAN by James D. Doss
by James D. Doss