margaret coel
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novels

        Night of the White Buffalo
        Killing Custer
        Buffalo Bill's Dead Now
        The Perfect Suspect
        The Spider's Web
        Silent Spirit
        Blood Memory
        Girl w/ Braided Hair
        Drowning Man
        Eye of the Wolf
        Wife of Moon
        Killing Raven
        Shadow Dancer
        Thunder Keeper
        Spirit Woman
        Lost Bird
        Story Teller
        Dream Stalker
        Ghost Walker
        Eagle Catcher
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The Wind River Mysteries

 Read about the new trade edition of the Watching Eagles Soar anthology

Night of the White Buffalo
2014
Killing Custer
2013
Buffalo Bill's Dead Now
2012
The Spider's Web
2010
The Silent Spirit
2009
The Girl with Braided Hair
2007
The Drowning Man
2006
Eye of the Wolf
2005
Wife of Moon
2004
Killing Raven
2003
The Shadow Dancer
2002
The Thunder Keeper
2001
The Spirit Woman
2000
The Lost Bird
1999
The Story Teller
1997
The Dream Catcher
1997
The Ghost Walker
1996
The Eagle Catcher
1995



Catherine McLeod Novels
Blood Memory
2011
Blood Memory
2008

 

A Note from the Author

Welcome to my world of mystery novels and short stories set among the Arapahos on the Wind River Reservation. The people who move through my stories—Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden and everyone in their lives—have sprung straight from my imagination. They are, as Henry James said of his characters, my dream people. But the Arapahos and the setting are real, and you can find out about both on this website.

The stories are also real, in that they're based on actual crimes and injustices. Some occurred in recent times, such as the horrific crime in The Lost Bird which I read about in the newspaper. Other crimes are from the past—what the Arapahos call the Old Time. The Story Teller, The Spirit Woman, and The Shadow Dancer are all based on events in history—old crimes that have a way of haunting the present, refusing to be forgotten, still demanding justice.

All are stories that took hold of me and refused to let go until I'd written about them.

Margaret