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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

CALLING THE DEAD BY Marilyn Meredith

Mundania Press LLC
6470A Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Genre: Fiction/Mystery
Rating: Very Good
ISBN: 1594263523, $11.00, 154 pp.

Quoting from the back cover:
"Tempe Crabtree is a resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern Sierra. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her heritage often causes unrest in her marriage to his minister husband.

"In Calling the Dead, Deputy Tempe Crabtree investigates a murder that looks like death from natural causes, and a suicide that looks like murder.

"Putting her job on the line, she investigates the murder on her own time and without permission from her superiors. Jeopardizing her marriage, she uses Native American ways to call back the dead to learn the truth about the suicide."

This novel is your typical mystery genre, following the formula. It’s a good read, well-written, and the Marilyn Meredith is a good writer. The Native American legends included add something special to this story. Tempe and her husband, Hutch, come across as warm, caring people who live in a small mountain town. If you like mysteries which include Native Americans and their beliefs, you’ll most likely enjoy this novel.

Reviewed by Kaye Trout - October 11, 2006


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