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Wild Indigo

Wild Indigo by Sandi Ault

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~Publisher Comments:
Berkley Publishing Group
“I have been editing mysteries for close to 25 years . . . Simply put, Wild Indigo by Sandi Ault is the best debut mystery I have read in the past ten years.”— Natalee Rosenstein, Vice President and Senior Executive Editor

~ Author:
Sandi Ault has done it all. A former journalist and newspaper section editor, Sandi Ault has taught writing for many years, including holding a position at the University of Mexico-Taos. She is a volunteer firefighter, musician, bandleader and composer. She live with her husband and wolf Tiwa. Most recently, Sandi won the Edgar Award for Wild Indigo!

~My Comments:
Reminiscent of Tony Hellerman and Nevada Barr series, Bureau of Land Management Agent Jamaica Wild has witnessed the death of a Tanoah Pueblo man, Jerome Santana who was trampled and killed by buffalo. After a tribal investigation, Jamaica is held responsible for causing the stampede that took Santana’s life. Befriended by Santana’s mother and a very few helpful natives, Jamaica starts an investigation of her own to solve the mystery of who killed Santana.

This book is filled with wonderful Pueblo traditions and ceremonies. From the wolf pup Jamaica is trying to raise, to the sweet love story with her and forest ranger Kerry, to the oh so exciting mountain rescue, this book has it all.

If you love Native American history, customs and even a little Indian witchcraft, you will love this book as I did. The author is planning a series of books with this same character.

http://www.sandiault.com/

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