An Alafair Tucker MysteryBook - 2011
"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..."-- From publisher.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, ©2011
Branch Call Number: CASEY
Characteristics: 248 pages : maps ; 22 cm