The Man Who Fell From the Sky

The Man Who Fell From the Sky

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New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel returns to Wind River with Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley investigating a lethal link between legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy and a present-day murder...

When Robert Walking Bear's body is found in the Wind River mountains, his death appears to be accidental--except for the fact that he had been hunting for Butch Cassidy's buried loot with a map he had gotten from his grandfather, a map believed to have been drawn by the leader of the Hole in the Wall gang himself.

It isn't long before rumors circulate that Robert was murdered by his own cousins to get the map and find the treasure themselves. Despite there being no evidence of foul play, the gossip gains credibility when both Vicky and Father John are contacted by an anonymous Arapaho claiming to have witnessed Robert's killing.

When one of Robert's cousins falls prey to another deadly accident, Vicky and Father John are convinced the victim is the witness who confided in them, and the hunt for the killer is on in earnest--before more die in search of Cassidy's cache.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425280300
Branch Call Number: MF COEL
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 24 cm

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slang123
Jul 01, 2016

As a mystery, it was slow paced and, somehow, even the parts that should have been nail bitters, weren't. Still, it was well written and easy to read. Interesting tie-ins to historical fact and fancy in regards to Butch Cassidy.

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DorisWaggoner
May 10, 2016

The main characters are by now old friends. The device of including Butch Cassidy and his peers from the 1890s and beyond really works. This is something I don't remember in Coel's earlier Wind River mysteries, and I've read most of them. However, this book has a problem for me. I had a very strong suspicion of who the murderer was long before the ending. I much prefer having that knowledge creep up on me. Other important mysteries remained, however, so the book was by no means a total disappointment. And both Vicky and Father John learned something new about themselves. This is something I always look for in a book, mystery or otherwise, and I appreciated that, too.

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caj1222204441801
Sep 17, 2015

This book was much better than her others. I enjoyed the suspense and the characters were so real. Loved it!!!!

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Jul 01, 2016

"Still the story persisted, along with a thousand other stories and rumors and what-ifs that drifted across time and kept the present a prisoner to the past."

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