Crying Blood

Crying Blood

An Alafair Tucker Mystery

Book - 2011
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"In the autumn of 1915, Shaw Tucker, his brother James, and their sons go hunting. Instead of a quail, Shaw's dog, Buttercup, flushes an old boot...containing the bones of a foot. Buttercup then leads the men to a shallow grave and a skeleton with a bullet hole in the skull. That night, Shaw awakens to see a pair of moccasin-clad legs brushing by his tent flap. He chases the intruder, but he has disappeared. His concern is justified when he realizes that someone--or something--has followed him home. Dread turns to relief when he captures a young Creek Indian boy called Crying Blood. Shaw ties the boy up in the barn, but during the few minutes he is left alone, someone thrusts a spear through Crying Blood's heart. The local law is on the killer's trail, but Shaw has a hunch... Only Shaw's wife Alafair might be able to forestall his dangerous plan. So Shaw sends her on a while goose chase so he can confront the killer..."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : 2011. Poisoned Pen Press,
ISBN: 9781590588338
Branch Call Number: AF CASE

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