October 3, Bookreporter.com is running a giveaway in celebration
of Margaret Coel's new mystery book, Killing Raven. The novel is
the latest in Coel's John O'Malley and Vicky Holden series, which
are set on a Northern Arapaho reservation. Readers entering the
contest have a chance to win personalized signed copies of all nine
books in the O'Malley/Holden series.
More details on the giveaway, including rules and regulations, can
be found at:
An excerpt from Killing Raven can be read at:
Coel is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed
Wind River mystery series set among the Arapahos on Wyoming's Wind
River Reservation and featuring Jesuit priest Father John O'Malley
and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden.
is a native Coloradan who hails from a pioneer Colorado family.
The West the mountains, plains, and vast spaces are
in her bones, she says. She moved out of Colorado on two occasions
to attend Marquette University and to spend a couple of years
in Alaska. Both times she couldn't wait to get back.
with the Wind River mystery series, Margaret Coel is the author
of five non-fiction books (two of which are featured on this site),
including the award-winning Chief Left Hand, published by the University
of Oklahoma Press. Her articles on the West have appeared in the
New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, American Heritage
of Invention & Technology, Creativity! and many other publications.
Speaking engagements on the people and places she loves best have
taken her around the country and as far away as Australia. She visits
the Wind River Reservation every year, "just to catch up with
my Arapaho friends."
writes in a small study in her home on a hillside in Boulder. The
window frames a view of the Rocky Mountains and the almost-always
blue sky. A herd of deer are usually grazing just outside, and one
summer a couple of years ago, a mountain lion made its home closeby.
day,"she says, "I drink in the West."