Crying Blood: an Alafair Tucker mystery

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Poisoned Pen Press,
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2011.
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In the autumn of 1915, Shaw Tucker, his brother James, and their sons, go on a hunting trip to the derelict farm his stepfather had bought years before. nbsp; Instead of a quail, Shaw's dog, Buttercup, retrieves an old boot with the bones of a foot inside. 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 strolling by his tent flap. He chases the intruder, who has disappeared so completely that Shaw wonders if he imagined it.nbsp; Had he also imagined the ghostly voice that called his name? nbsp; After he returns home, Shaw can't shake the memory of the disembodied legs and the ghostly voice. His concern is justified when he realizes that someone - or something - has followed him home. nbsp; His dread turns to relief when he captures a young Creek Indian boy who says he is Crying Blood.nbsp; The boy had followed Shaw, hoping to find a white haired man who killed his brother. nbsp; 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. nbsp; Who murdered a boy right under Shaw's nose?nbsp; The law is on the killer's trail, but Shaw Tucker has a hunch about the identity of the white-haired man who called his name. nbsp; Only Shaw's wife, Alafair, might be able to forestall his dangerous plan. So when the opportunity arises, Shaw sends her on a wild goose chase.nbsp; As soon as she is out of the way, he sets out to confront the killer.nbsp;
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title Crying Blood : an Alafair Tucker mystery
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topic Creek Indians Fiction, Murder Fiction, Oklahoma Fiction, Tucker, Alafair (Fictitious character) Fiction
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