Wolf, No Wolf: A Gabriel Du Pre Mystery

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G.K. Hall, Jul 1, 1997 - Fiction - 286 pages
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Gabriel Du Pre is fiddling for a crowd of dancers in the Toussaint Bar when strange news arrives: someone has cut the fences of several Montana ranchers and shot their cattle. A car with California plates - not much welcome in these parts - is suspected of the crime, along with environmentalists who protest against cattle grazing on public land. Then the protesters turn up dead, shot and burned in their cars. Is one killer involved? Or a group sworn to secrecy? As the nation's media descend upon Montana, Du Pre begins to search for answers. Pressure intensifies as the FBI begins its own investigation. Then comes another shock: a second mass murder, this time of federal fish-and-game officials who are reintroducing wolves to the Montana high country. Du Pre's search is hindered by a fierce winter storm that buries evidence (and nearly buries him), and by the FBI, whose agents infuriate a people noted for their privacy and independence. He's helped by the steadfast love of Madeleine and the mysterious advice of Benetsee, the medicine man who drinks too much sweet wine. Working carefully to calm an explosive situation, Du Pre looks for a murderer - or murderers - in the faces of his friends. Mingling Indian lore with wry humor, evocative writing, and a sure feel for the West, Wolf, No Wolf is the third book in this highly acclaimed series of mysteries featuring Gabriel Du Pre.

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User Review  - sylviasotomayor - LibraryThing

I think one of the reasons I like this series so much is that the landscape of Eastern Montana is itself a character in the stories. This story, like the others, is more character-driven than plot-driven, and the characters are generally people I would like to spend some time with. Read full review

About the author (1997)

Peter Bowen, a Montanan, writes of the West. Cowboy, hunting and fishing guide, folksinger, poet, essayist, and novelist, he's written the picaresque Yellowstone Kelly historical novels, humor columns, and essays on blood sport as Coyote Jack. He has also written the Gabriel Du Pre mysteries, in part, because "the Metis are a great people, a wonderful people, and not many Americans know anything about them."

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