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Margaret Coel | Killing Custer and Night of the White Buffalo
Author Guest / September 8, 2014

Last year KILLING CUSTER came out and now is available in paperback.  This year’s novel, NIGHT OF THE WHITE BUFFALO, appears in early September.  Looking at these two very different novels on my shelf, I wondered if the only thing they had in common is the same author.  (That would be me.)   Which set me to wondering, is what ways are they alike? Let’s start with setting and characters.  Both are set on the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming with the Arapahos, one of the Plains Indian tribes.  Both feature Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Jesuit missionary priest, Father John Aloysius O’Malley.  So, in what ways are they different?  Since I work very hard not to tell the same stories over and over again, the stories are different.  KILLING CUSTER deals with reenactors, people who dress up like Custer and the 7th Cavalry and fight—again and again—the Battle of the Little Bighorn, which took place on June 25-26,1876.  NIGHT OF THE WHITE BUFFALO deals with the birth of a white buffalo calf on the reservation, a  sign from the Creator Himself that brings hundreds of pilgrims and changes everything.  Both novels are set in the present and yet, what they share,…

Sharon’s Cozy Corner | Fall Into Some September Cozy Reads…
Sharon's Cozy corner / September 6, 2010

Finally! There is a little bit of a nip in the air, the kids are back in school, and you can almost hear an audible sigh of relief! Fall is Here! And with the beautiful falls days to come, there is a multitude of fresh new cozy mysteries to be enjoyed! So, with no further ado . . . THE CROCODILE’S LAST EMBRACE: A Jade Del Cameron Mystery by Suzanne Arruda Obsidian: $15.00 No one does historical mysteries better than Suzanne Arruda, and her Jade Del Cameron Mysteries, set in the 1920s, are always thrilling adeventures – and her latest book, THE CROCODILE’S LAST EMBRACE is no exception! Returning from Europe, intrepid explorer Jade del Cameron arrives in Kenya with bittersweet memories-and the certainty that Africa is her home and Sam Featherstone the man she wants to share her life with. When a letter arrives from America, Jade hopes it’s Sam sending word of his return. Instead, it’s a message written in the hand of her long- dead fiancé, asking “Why did you let me die?” When two men die under mysterious circumstances and Jade discovers that her old nemesis, Lilith Worthy, has escaped from prison, the deaths and the…