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"Of all the writers of Native-American mysteries compared to Tony Hillerman, Coel is the one who most deserves the accolade."
Publishers Weekly

 Latest Wind River Novel
Night of the White Buffalo
Now Available!

Night of the White Buffalo With her gritty mysteries steeped in authentic Native American culture, New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel is "widely considered the most accomplished heir to Tony Hillerman's legacy," (Scripps Howard News Service). In the latest Wind River novel, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley confront a ruthless killer in the wake of a miraculous event.

A mysterious penitent confesses to murder, and then flees the confessional before Father John can identify him. Two months later, Vicky discovers rancher Dennis Carey shot dead in his truck along Blue Sky Highway. With the tragic news comes the exposure of an astonishing secret: the most sacred creature in Native American mythology, a white buffalo calf, was recently born on Carey's ranch.

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Join Margaret next summer, June 14-20, at the beautiful ad peaceful Ring Lake Ranch in Wyoming where she will lead book discussions on Redemption in Fiction. See Appearances for more details.

Watch the C-Span Book TV interview with Margaret on her book Chief Left Hand, the man, his times, and his efforts for peace. She is the second author interviewed.

 Wind River Anthology Now Available
Watching Eagles Soar

Watching Eagles Soar The first anthology of Margaret's short stories, Watching Eagles Soar, is now available in trade paperback.

When artifacts are stolen from the Arapaho Museum, Father John and Vicky are drawn down a path of two-bit hoodlums, drug dealers, and murder... An allergic reaction lands a young man in the ICU, but his life hinges on solving the mystery of a thirty-year-old murder... Vicky finds herself in a game of cat and mouse with Lonny Hereford, the murderer they call Bad Heart, whom she helped put away three years ago...

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