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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (174 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kirk Mitchell Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Emmett Parker and Anna Turnipseed Mysteries Release Date:
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If there’s one thing that Bureau of Indian Affairs Investigator Emmett Quanah Parker knows, it’s that the dead don’t always stay dead. With him he carries the ghosts of a partner killed in action, three failed marriages, and a long affair with the bottle. And now he’s about to face the most dangerous case of his career—one that begins with a body that doesn’t stay buried.

The corpse of a woman, brutally murdered and bizarrely mutilated, is discovered on Havasupai Nation land. Parker is paired with FBI Special Agent Anna Turnipseed in a hastily assembled task force of two. The two share a mixed Native American ancestry—and little else. As they are pulled deeper into a complex case, Parker suspects they are being led, like Custer to a Little Bighorn, into a killer’s trap. At the heart of it are the dead, and history is the most lethal weapon of all.

Fans of Tony Hillerman will enjoy these novels by Kirk Mitchell, whose background as a sheriff on a reservation brings an exciting realism to the books.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tony Hillerman, watch your back: Kirk Mitchell, a former sheriff’s deputy who patrolled the Native American reservations of Inyo County, Calif., has concocted an exciting new competitor for the bestselling Jim Chee-Joe Leaphorn Navajo mysteries…Mitchell knows his turf and delivers a savory whodunit without remorse.”


  • “If Mr. Mitchell was as good a policeman as he is a writer, there must not have been a criminal standing when he retired.”

    Washington Times

  • Cry Dance deserves to be read both by mystery fans and those who relish American Indian culture.”

    Gallup Independent

  • “A taut thriller…Parker and Turnipseed make a memorable literary pair.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A good purchase, especially for Tony Hillerman fans.”

    Library Journal

  • “Nail-bitingly intense…A breathless page-turner…with memorable Native American myths and an outdoorsman’s respect for the Southwest’s brutal beauty.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The novel’s final scenes are truly creepy and caused much nail biting on my part.”

    Mystery News

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rhonda | 9/9/2013

    " Very solid mystery/suspense novel. Good characters and interesting details. Thumbs up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katy | 4/8/2013

    " I was a huge fan of Tony Hillerman and looked forward to reading Kirk Mitchell's works due to the inevitable comparisons. Well written book. I look forward to reading other Kirk Mitchell books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Liz | 10/1/2012

    " good ,not great but good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glenda | 7/23/2012

    " Intense mystery with memorable Native American myths taking place in southwest territory. Well written. "

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