Search Results: "Margaret Coel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SPIDER'S WEB by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Far from the best in Coel's Wind River series (The Silent Spirit, 2009, etc.), but still worth reading for its insights into modern reservation life."
An Arapaho attorney and a parish priest who often work together have different takes on a murder on the rez. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EYE OF THE WOLF by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Coel's latest Wind River chronicle (Killing Raven, 2003, etc.) offers a skillful blend of history and mystery, with characters whose motives are seldom what they seem."
Ancient quarrels erupt anew between the Arapaho and Shoshone tribes on the Wind River Reservation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW DANCER by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"In this sixth outing, Coel (The Lost Bird, 1999, etc.) depicts a finely textured world of believable characters, but seems uninterested in plot construction or mystery."
After Arapaho lawyer Vicki Holden (née Singing Bird) has a contentious dinner with her ex-husband Ben, a successful businessman and even more successful ladies' man, he's shot dead, and she becomes the prime suspect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST WALKER by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The stories could benefit from a less polite tone and less attention to the minutiae of food, clothing, and—in this case, cold—weather."
A veteran writer of nonfiction on the West, Coel introduced Father John O'Malley previously in The Eagle Catcher (1995); here, in the second of what may become a series, another mystery is engagingly constructed around the professional (and personal) trials of O'Malley, leader of the St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD MEMORY by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Coel's departure from her Wind River Reservation series (The Girl with the Braided Hair, 2007, etc.) is a fine combination of historical detail, mystery and pulse-pounding terror."
An investigative reporter's knowledge may make her an assassin's target. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SILENT SPIRIT by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Another of Coel's engaging blends of history, mystery, sexual tension and present-day life on the reservation."
A search for answers to his grandfather's disappearance brings tragedy to a troubled man and his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLING RAVEN by Margaret Coel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"The appealing domestic details of life on the rez ring truer than the tired tale of corporate corruption."
Still more virtue and vice on an Arapaho reservation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EAGLE CATCHER by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1995

"Hillerman Lite—a familiar tale told with conviction and love."
Was Harvey Castle, Arapaho tribal chairman for the Wind River reservation, stabbed by the hotheaded nephew whose knife was found in his tepee? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DROWNING MAN by Margaret Coel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Coel (Eye of the Wolf, 2005, etc.) blends her usual thoughtful depiction of life on the reservation with a solid mystery."
Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and her clerical friend investigate artifact theft and murder near the Wind River reservation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY TELLER by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

The Story Teller ($21.95; Oct. 1; 256 pp.; 0-425-16538-8): The disappearance of an irreplaceable, historic, and deadly Arapaho ledger book from a museum whose staffers claim it was never in their collection: a fourth case for attorney Vicky Holden and her barely platonic friend Father John O'Malley (The Dream Stalker, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAM STALKER by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"But Coel's third is swift and compelling, with her usual light, penetrating touch with the Arapaho and their neighbors."
After too many years of poverty and neglect, the Arapahos and Shoshones of Wyoming's Wind River Reservation are finally going to clean up—by accepting the United Power Company's nuclear waste, which will be laid to rest securely beneath Alexander Legeau's family ranch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WITH BRAIDED HAIR by Margaret Coel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Another wonderfully evocative story of the struggles of the Arapaho to retain their heritage while living in a white man's world."
The bones of a woman found on the Wind River Reservation revive the turmoil of the past. Read full book review >