WATCHING EAGLES SOAR Coming in Trade Paperback July 2nd!
The first anthology of Margaret's short stories, Watching Eagles Soar, is coming out 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...
Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden and the Arapahos are featured in a series of short stories, each published as a hardback, illustrated, signed, limited edition book by A.S.A.P. Publishing.
Each story is based on one of the ten Arapaho commandments. The stories are illustrated by nationally-recognized illustrator, Phil Parks, and introductions have been written by well-known mystery writers. Each book is signed by Margaret as well as by the illustrator and the author of the introduction.
Stolen Smoke (First commandment: I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have strange Gods before me.) Introduction by Marcia Muller.
My Last Goodbye (Second commandment: Thou shall not make to thyself any graven image nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth; thou shall not bow down nor worship them, for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.) Introduction by Nancy Pickard.
Bad Heart (Third commandment: Thou shall not take my name in vain.) Introduction by T. Jefferson Parker.
Day of Rest (Fourth commandment: Remember to keep holy the Sabbath Day.) Introduction by C.J. Box.
Honor (Fifth commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother.) Introduction by Jan Burke.
Dead End (Sixth commandment: Thou shalt not kill.) Introduction by James Doss.
Hole in the Wall (Seventh commandment: Thou shalt not commit adultery.) Introduction by Ed Hoch.
Nobody's Going to Cry (Eighth commandment: Thou shalt not steal.) Introduction by Craig Johnson.
The Woman Who Climbed to the Sky (Ninth commandment: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wifeHana je vinadeen hinenida hineen, nau honoit hedonuinau.) Introduction by Tony Hillerman.
Whirlwind Woman (Tenth commandment: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Goods.) General introduction to the Arapaho Commandment series by Margaret Coel.
OTHER SHORT STORIES FEATURING FATHER JOHN AND VICKY
Otto's Sons (more information coming soon!)
A Well Respected Man, Margaret Coel's short story featuring Vicky Holden, was published in Women Before the Bench, edited by
Carolyn Wheat and introduction by Linda Fairstein. This story is also included in The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg.
The Man in her Dream is included in More Murder, They Wrote, edited by Elizabeth Foxwell and Martin H. Greenberg.