Colorado rancher and part-time tribal investigator Charlie Moon gets a panicky call from Wanda Naranjo. Not only is her sink leaking, but her daughter Betty has gone missing. For how long? A few hours. How old? Sixteen, but 8½ months pregnant. Who’s the father? Anyone’s guess.
And that’s not all. Betty claimed to be going to see a school counselor on what turned out to be his day off. So was she running away? Was she taken? Or is she even missing at all? It’s enough to make Moon’s blood run cold. If Betty’s alive, she isn’t holding on by much.
James D. Doss’s Coffin Man is a wonderfully wild romp through the Wild West that is chockfull of tall tales, wide-open spaces, and Doss’ signature homespun wit.
Hardcover Book : 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, LLC ( November 08, 2011 )
Item #: 13-450531
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.813inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This book continues the light and bright writing of the author. Great to read after lots of dull statistics, facts & figures, etc.
Reviewer: Bob W
The folksy writing style was such a turn-off for me, I couldn't get past the first chapter. I don't understand how this series can be so popular. If I want to read about Indians, I'll read Tony Hillerman or Margaret Coel.
Reviewer: Audrey W
Be sure to read this series in the order they were written. The books really build on the previous ones. Again, we get that unique humor. It seems like this book took a long time to come, but it proved itself worthy of that wait.
Charlie Moon, his family, and his friend all reunite to solve another mystery. As the previous reviewers did, I am not going to give any details about the book because it would ruin the surprises within.
I just love this series and this book was worth the wait. The characters are always interesting and Doss starts it with lots of what ifs and still manages to leave you with a few things that you might miss.
Another enjoyable story about Charlie Moon and his family and friends. Hilarious hijinks by his Aunt Daisy, niece Sarah, and best friend Chief of Police Parris. A nice mix of native american folklore combined with a humorous story.