Coyote Wind: A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du Pr by Peter BowenCoyote Wind: A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du Pr by Peter Bowen

Coyote Wind: A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du Pr

byPeter Bowen

Paperback | March 13, 2012

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First in the crime-fiction series set in the modern-day west, starring a half-French, half-Indian “character of legendary proportions” (Ridley Pearson).
 
Officially, Gabriel Du Pré is the cattle inspector for Toussaint, Montana, responsible for making sure no one tries to sell livestock branded by another ranch. Unofficially, he is responsible for much more than cows’ backsides. The barren country around Toussaint is too vast for the town’s small police force, and so, when needed, this hard-nosed Métis Indian lends a hand. When the sheriff offers gas money to investigate newly discovered plane wreckage in the desert, Du Pré quickly finds himself embroiled in a mystery stretching back a generation.
 
For three decades, the crashed plane sat in the sun as the bodies inside rotted away to their bones. Two skeletons are whole, but for one nothing remains but the hands, the skull, and the bullet that ended his life. The crime was hidden long ago, but in the Montana badlands, nothing stays buried forever . . .
 
In Gabriel Du Pré, “Bowen has taken the antihero of Hemingway and Hammett and brought him up to date . . . a fresh, memorable character” (The New York Times Book Review).
 
Coyote Wind is the 1st book in The Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pré series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
 
Peter Bowen (b. 1945) is best known for his mystery novels set in the modern American West. When he was ten, Bowen’s family moved to Bozeman, Montana, where a paper route introduced him to the grizzled old cowboys who frequented a bar called The Oaks. Listening to their stories, some of which stretched back to the 1870s, Bowen found in...
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Title:Coyote Wind: A Montana Mystery Featuring Gabriel Du PrFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.41 inPublished:March 13, 2012Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1453247130

ISBN - 13:9781453247136

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Coyote Wind Surprisingly good. Has that authentic feel. Being a native Manitoban, I enjoyed the references to North Dakota and southern Manitoba. Not much mystery in the plot but rich in character detail. I would definitely read another in the series.
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Coyote Wind Didn't enjoy this book one bit. Couldn't get interested in any of the characters. It was so boring I quit before finding the solution to the mystery - I just didn't care!
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good book and carachters Main character will appeal to any Canadian reader familiar with Metis. Good story lines and good ending.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Coyote Wind Different to say the least. Very oddly written. I won't be reading another book of this series. Good luck.
Date published: 2015-01-20

Editorial Reviews

“Bowen has taken the antihero of Hemingway and Hammett and brought him up to date. . . . 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.” —The New York Times Book Review “Distinguished by realistic dialogue, a fluid inclusion of local history and Du Pré's convincing concern with guilt, repentance and tradition, this is a deeply textured tale.” —Publishers Weekly “Gabe’s rhythmic, regional voice and his sly wit take the novel to another level.” —Booklist