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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: October 2009 ISBN: 9781455195312
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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.”

    People

  • “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 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 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 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 Glenda | 7/23/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Schachner | 5/13/2012

    " This book was a complicated Tony Hillerman book. Characters have more depth than in Hillerman's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Otis | 11/25/2010

    " If you love Tony Hillerman, you'll love Kirk Mitchell's series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 10/31/2010

    " good ,not great but good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 3/2/2010

    " 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 Glenda | 1/4/2010

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 7/27/2008

    " This book was a complicated Tony Hillerman book. Characters have more depth than in Hillerman's. "

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About the Author
Author Kirk Mitchell

Kirk Mitchell served as a deputy sheriff on the Paiute-Shoshone Indian reservations of the desert country that includes Death Valley, and was a SWAT sergeant in Southern California before beginning his career as a full-time writer. This Edgar Award–nominated author lives in the Sierra Nevada of California.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.