Lay pastor eddie red horse reading from matt 7:15 an old silversmith's body is dumped along the highway and Legal Services Investigator Charlie Yazzie isn't content to stand by while the FBI and Tribal look for clues--not when he sees his friends Thomas Begay and Harley Ponyboy sucked into a tightening web of evil.
Day of the Dead: A Navajo Nation MysteryRACLLC #ad - With a rock solid grip on the people, history and lives of the Diné, Chappell now leads the reader further into a world of mystery and intrigue as two powerful cultures clash. Though his murderous rampage will keep him from heaven—Tressa hopes she might yet secure him a higher place in hell. Only she can ensure Luca’s troubled spirit finds peace in the underworld.
And while the spirit of a serial killer whispers to Tressa Tarango, Paul T'Sosi finds himself suspended between life and death—and with only one old friend to rescue him from the darker forces of both the real and ethereal world. The dead have secrets yet to tell, and in the mysterious world of the desert southwest, no writer tells them better than Chappell.
Day of the Dead: A Navajo Nation Mystery #ad - She doesn't know who killed him and only by venturing among warring drug cartels can she exact the revenge to pacify his restless soul. Allen chappell's gripping day of the dead, the 8th in his Navajo Nation Mystery series, further establishes this author’s place in the hierarchy of southwestern writers of note.
R. Tressa tarango’s husband lost his soul somewhere on the cold high desert of the Navajo Reservation.
Wolves of Winter: A Navajo Nation Mystery#ad - Now greed is the enemy. In ancient times hunger drove the search for food and survival. Archeology and murder entwine in Chappell's latest Canyon Lands thriller. An ancient, disabled girl holds the key to unlock two modern day murders on the Diné Bikeyah. Ride along as charlie, thomas and Harley Ponyboy walk a razor's edge between two worlds, and discover wolves still stalk the ancients.
Magpie Speaks: A Navajo Nation Mystery Navajo Nation Mysteries Book 5#ad - Allen chappell’s writing as “embedded and close to the ground” with an intuitive knowledge of the Navajo people and their land. The unexpected happens when a woman from the past re-emerges to take control in this fast paced thriller critics now hail as the best yet of Chappell’s sensational new southwestern mystery series.
Magpie speaks, number 5 in the series, cements Chappell's legacy and puts him in the forefront of modern day Navajo Mystery storytellers. Some may survive the witch’s evil vendetta, but others will die to settle an old score. Dreams tell old man Paul T’Sosi he’s dying. So why is navajo trickster, ma’iitsoh dine’, the Navajo Wolf, Magpie, trying to tell him a far more terrifying secret? Hungry for revenge, is out for blood.
Magpie Speaks: A Navajo Nation Mystery Navajo Nation Mysteries Book 5 #ad - Summoning his darkest powers, the Witch of Ganado circles tribal investigator Charlie Yazzie’s young son. Critics describe R.
Mojado: A Navajo Nation MysteryR. Allen Chappell LLC #ad - Chappell takes a bold new direction with this thriller, raising storytelling and knowledge of the Navajo culture to an entirely new level. Chappell is at his best with this gripping new mystery/thriller. No one knew what a really bad man was… now they do!” charlie, Thomas, and Harley Ponyboy can track prey but can they catch a killer before he catches them? Old and new characters join, in this exciting new addition to the Navajo Nation Mystery series.
Both traditional and modern Navajo culture are artfully woven around the tale of Mexico’s most ruthless killer loose on the reservation. We dare you to put it down before the hair-raising end. Mojado, a stand-alone novel, is book number four in the Navajo Nation Mystery Series.
The Collector: A Navajo Nation Mystery#ad - Caught up in a chilling plot to control the burgeoning trade in Native American art Investigator Charlie Yazzie finds himself dangerously out of his league as two billionaire collectors struggle to dominate the market. When the local trader is found murdered the only clue points directly at Lucy Tallwoman.
In a last-ditch stand against imported killers is there no one Charlie and his friends can trust? Will it fall to a stranger to intervene and is it really a stranger? The fbi sweeps in to discover a decades-old trail of deceit and betrayal as the darker days of Lucy’s past come back to haunt her. The family decides they need help…and fast.
The Collector: A Navajo Nation Mystery #ad - It soon becomes clear the only thing that will make Lucy’s work more valuable. Is her death.
Ancient Blood: A Navajo Nation Mystery#ad - Charlie yazzie’s former archaeology professor becomes the target of a ruthless Indian rights splinter group: one determined to end an investigation that might well taint the perception of an ancient people. Thomas begay and his longtime friend Harley Ponyboy join in to challenge a daring plot to discredit the professor.
Excitement abounds in this thriller!Ancient Blood, stand-alone book number three in the widely acclaimed Navajo Nation Mystery’ series.
Boy Made of Dawn: A Navajo Nation Mystery#ad - Boy made of dawn, the stand-alone sequel to the highly acclaimed Navajo Autumn, and the second book in the ongoing Navajo Nation Mystery Series. It was now late afternoon and hunger was finally getting the best of him. A person may - not knowing why - suddenly awaken, if only for an instant, to assure himself all is well.
. An irascible ute family and their shrewd ranch-woman neighbor, become caught up in the plot to place certain tribal leaders above the law, as new characters emerge to unravel ongoing corruption in the upcoming Patsy Greyhorse murder trials. Man has always felt most vulnerable in that lonely, netherworld between darkness and dawn.
Boy Made of Dawn: A Navajo Nation Mystery #ad - In old navajo, he said, when one was hungry, ‘hunger is hurting me. Hunger was hurting Charlie now. Follow charlie yazzi and thomas Begay as they again encounter danger and intrigue on the Nation’s largest Indian reservation. Often it is then death takes the sick and weak, they give up finally, unable to bear the weight of another day.
Charlie woke that morning in the darkness, with just such a feeling.
Navajo Autumn: A Navajo Nation Mystery#ad - Long time friend Charlie Yazzi, fresh from law school, risks his career. And even his life to help his old schoolmate. The answer seems to lie with the Yeenaaldiooshii. Should one choose to believe in such things. In the far reaches of the reservation there still are traditional Navajos living their lives with few concessions to modern mores.
This story follows the lives of such people, caught up in a plot that could have far reaching implications for the entire tribe. The depth of characters and culture transcends that generally seen in novels of the genre. ". What is unusual, is bIA investigator Patsy Greyhorse, found lying beside him. Not drunk, or even a Navajo, but very dead nonetheless.
Navajo Autumn: A Navajo Nation Mystery #ad - Thomas begay is found dead-drunk under the La Plata Bridge. Not unusual for Thomas Begay. Guided by their strong sense of cultural heritage these outliers remain a strong anchor for the Navajo Nation.
The Fat of The Land#ad - No disrespect or offense is intended in the telling. Some of them you will like. Others you may not. Everyone has a story. But not every story has a hero. This collection from new mexico and the Southwest is about those who give life to that land – the outliers, and those who have no one to tell their tale. These are their stories.
The characters are not “politically correct” in today’s parlance and speak in the vernacular of their time and culture. While some of these narratives are loosely based in fact, they are written with a large dollop of literary license.
Coyote's Regret Manny Rivera Mystery Series Book 8Monticello Press #ad - In his mind, there are too many unanswered questions. Why had the masons, at age 68, next to an abandoned grass airstrip? and most peculiar of all, detoured from the planned vacation route shown on their map? Why had they left the comfort of paved roads for rough, gravel back roads that led to nowhere in particular? Why had they driven to the place where they were found, why were they dressed like hippies from the 1960s? .
A revolver clutched in matthew’s hand suggests a murder-suicide, but Deputy Sheriff Manny Rivera thinks otherwise. Matthew and wilma mason, a married couple from san francisco on a driving tour of southwest national parks, are found shot to death in the remote and rugged backcountry of southeast Utah.