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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (103 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Bowen Narrator: Christopher Lan Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gabriel Du Pré Mysteries Release Date:
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A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du Pré

Montana, “the last best place” of the disappearing American West, is the setting of Peter Bowen’s splendid first mystery novel in a series featuring Gabriel Du Pré. A cattle-brand inspector and occasional sheriff’s deputy, Du Pré moves easily among the ranchers, cowboys, Native Americans, barflies, dreamers, and Eastern dudes who populate what's left of the frontier.

In the desolate hills of the Fascelli family ranch, a skeleton has been discovered. The sheriff needs Du Pré's long experience in Montana to identify the bones. What Du Pré finds leads him on a search through the history of a troubled family, a search that brings him closer to a secret from his own past. Along the way, Du Pré meets a range of interesting folk, some to his liking, some decidedly not.

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Quotes & Awards

  •  “As the best literary novels are able to do, Coyote Wind brings many worlds together and hones the language to create a fresh, memorable character and a profound vision.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Bowen tells his story in short, perfectly crafted scenes. The dialogue, the relationships, the Montana landscape, and, most of all, the quirky and memorable characters are all matchlessly drawn.”

    Denver Post

  • “Bowen’s writing is lean and full of mordant observations. His hardy characters…come to life, and his wry humor provides relief from the haunting, wind-bitten cattle-ranch landscape.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The delight of this mystery is…the characters and the details of life among the Meti people. Christopher Lane shares those details with an intimate voice that drawls but still moves quickly.”


  • “The great story and narration make this a most enjoyable production…[Lane’s] skill is especially evident in the voices of the secondary characters when he reads scenes such as a shootout involving local law enforcement—the panic and terror of the dispatcher sound perfectly real.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Helen | 10/29/2013

    " terse but with humor and poignancy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rick Bostian | 9/26/2013

    " I liked it ... the first Peter Bowen book I've read ... I'm looking for more of his stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rhyannon | 10/9/2012

    " Absolutely delightful!!!! Shared it with Dan and made him homesick! He grew up in Montana about 60 miles from the "story" area. And being a French Canadian just added to it. I love Du Pre, and his women. I am also very happy that my crazy mom recommended this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dorothy Webb | 8/31/2012

    " Thought it would be better. "

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