Three Sisters

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St. Martin's Press, Sep 30, 2008 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Colorado rancher and tribal investigator Charlie Moon is taking a night off to play some poker with his best friend, Scott Parris, Granite Creek's chief of police, when Scott's dispatcher cuts in with an emergency call. It seems a man was on the phone with his wife when their call was interrupted by a bloodcurdling scream and the most gruesome noises he'd ever heard. Would they mind checking it out?

Arriving on scene, they discover that the man's wife, one of three daughters of a wealthy and powerful rancher, has been mauled beyond recognition.

Even after her two sisters---one of whom is a popular TV psychic who on that very night's show reported "seeing" the real-time murder of one of her fans---turn up at the DA's office, demanding answers, the smart money and forensic experts are still laying blame on a hungry bear. But once the wheels of justice are turning and the ratings for Cassandra Sees are going through the roof, the surviving sisters are awfully quick to move on in all kinds of ways.

With eyebrows and suspicions raised, Charlie and his irascible aunt Daisy, a Ute shaman whose investigative talents rely heavily on help from the spirit world, set out to track down a killer.

A tight plot, quick wit, and clever crimes make Three Sisters, the twelfth installment in the popular Charlie Moon series, the newest must-have from James D. Doss.

 

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Enjoyable series. I think the whole series averages out to a four star review. Less serious than Tony Hillerman, more so than Carl Hiaasen. The locale, as with most of these Southwestern mystery ... Read full review

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The 11th entry in Doss's Charlie Moon and Daisy Peralta mysteries (after Stone Butterfly) involves a local TV psychic who is one of the three sisters of the title, another sister who is killed by a ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE WEST CENTRAL COLORADO THE COLUMBINE RANCH
1
CHAPTER TWO SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION
6
CHAPTER THREE GRANITE CREEK COLORADO
14
CHAPTER FOUR THE GATHERING STORM
20
CHAPTER FIVE THE PUBLIC SERVANT
28
CHAPTER SIX SCORE ONE FOR THE CLAIRVOYANT
33
CHAPTER SEVEN SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION
39
CHAPTER EIGHT THE COURTSHIP
45
CHAPTER THIRTY FINE DINING AT LULABELLES DIXIE RESTAURANT
171
CHAPTER THIRTYONE THE SICKNESS
177
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO SATURDAY MORNING
184
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE THINGS GET DICEY
190
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR USE YOUR IMAGINATION
196
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE WHERE IS A COP WHEN YOU REALLY NEED HIM?
200
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX KEEPING SECRETS
204
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN DEALING WITH AUNT DAISY
210

CHAPTER NINE THE HONEYMOON
51
CHAPTER TEN TWO SISTERS
55
CHAPTER ELEVEN A FEW DAYS AFTER THE HONEYMOON
58
CHAPTER TWELVE HIS HOBBY
63
CHAPTER THIRTEEN SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION
66
CHAPTER FOURTEEN DAISYS REMARKABLE BREAKFAST ADVENTURE
73
CHAPTER FIFTEEN NORTH TO THE COLUMBINE
77
CHAPTER SIXTEEN AFTER FOOD ENTERTAINMENT
82
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN DAISYS BEST DAY EVER
87
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN AT THE SUGAR BOWL RESTAURANT
94
CHAPTER NINETEEN THE CRASHER
101
CHAPTER TWENTY COLUMBINERANCHHEADQUARTERS
109
CHAPTER TWENTYONE THE BIG EVENT
112
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO PRELUDE TO THE PERFORMANCE
118
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE AT CASSANDRAS DINING TABLE WITH SISTER BEA
123
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR ON THE TUBE
129
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE HOW A STAR COLLAPSES INTO A BLACK HOLE
137
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX UP THE SLIPPERY SLOPE
146
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN THE CALL
152
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT WHERE DID IT GO
157
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE THE SILVER LINING
166
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT DRIVING THE LADY HOME
214
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE SUSPICION
218
CHAPTER FORTY A COPS EPIPHANY
223
CHAPTER FORTYONE END GAME
228
CHAPTER FORTYTWO NINE DAYS LATER
235
CHAPTER FORTYTHREE SNIFFING AROUND
241
CHAPTER FORTYFOUR CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE WORST KIND
245
CHAPTER FORTYFIVE INTO DARKNESS
255
CHAPTER FORTYSIX THAT EVENING AT THE COLUMBINE
259
CHAPTER FORTYSEVEN GRANITE CREEK COLORADO
262
CHAPTER FORTYEIGHT WHAT THE LADY NEEDS IS A SUITABLE PLACE TO MEDITATE
267
CHAPTER FORTYNINE THE DREAMTIME
272
CHAPTER FIFTY A FINE MORNING AT THE COLUMBINE
276
CHAPTER FIFTYONE A FAMILY OUTING
282
CHAPTER FIFTYTWO CLOSE COMBAT
291
CHAPTER FIFTYTHREE AFTERMATH
297
CHAPTER FIFTYFOUR THE WIDOW
298
CHAPTER FIFTYFIVE AGENDAS HIS AND HERS
300
EPILOGUE
307
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James D. Doss is the author of eleven previous Charlie Moon mysteries, two of which were named one of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly. Originally from Kentucky, he divides his time between Los Alamos and Taos, New Mexico.

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