Ash Child

Ash Child

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Baker & Taylor
As fires rage in the Wolf Mountains during the dry season, Gabriel Du PrT investigates the brutal death of a strange old woman and encounters two teenagers skulking about at the scene of the crime, and when he discovers the same two teenagers murdered in the mountains, Gabriel must race against time a killer who has a penchant for fire. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
It's dry season in Montana, and fires blazing west of Touissant have spread to the Wolf Mountains. Métis-Indian fiddler, tracker, and reluctant sleuth Gabriel Du Pré suspects the fires have been intentionally set and are linked to the recent murder of Old Maddy Collins, an eccentric woman found in her living room, her head beaten in with a cast-iron hatchet. Du Pré's suspicions are heightened when two teenagers snooping around Maddy's house turn up dead in the mountains, buried beneath ash and riddled with bullet wounds.

With its sly wit and comic touches, combined with colorful characters and lyrical prose evocative of Montana, Peter Bowen's Ash Child makes for an exceptionally rich and deeply satisfying novel.


Blackwell North Amer
It's dry season in Montana, and fires blazing west of Toussaint have spread to the Wolf Mountains. Metis, fiddler, tracker, and reluctant sleuth Gabriel Du Pre suspects the fires have been intentionally set and are linked to the recent murder of Old Maddy Collins, an eccentric woman found in her living room, her head beaten in with a hatchet. Du Pre's suspicions are heightened when two teenagers snooping around Maddy's house turn up dead in the mountains, buried beneath ash and riddled with bullet wounds.

Baker
& Taylor

When Gabriel Du Prâe investigates the brutal death of an old woman and encounters two teenagers skulking about at the scene of the crime, Gabriel must race to catch a killer who has a penchant for fire.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312288501
0312288506
Branch Call Number: F BOW
Characteristics: 214 p. ; 22 cm

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Oct 05, 2013

Another good one by Peter Bowen. The Gabriel Du Pre series is always well-written and the main and recurring characters are very likable. There is always an undertone of sorrow for the troubles and sins of mankind, but compassion takes second place to justice. The wildfire policies of the forest and park services comes under close scrutiny in regard to a land that needs fire to regenerate it. Too many of those fires are man made in this mystery.

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