Margaret Coel

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Margaret Coel (born October 11, 1937, in Denver, Colorado) is an American historian and mystery writer who lives in Boulder, Colorado. Coel is a fourth-generation Coloradan and grew up in Denver.[1] She graduated in journalism from Marquette University in 1960 and worked on the Boulder Daily Camera.[2] Coel has received six Colorado Book Awards and one WILLA Literary Award.[3]

Wind River Mysteries[edit]

This series—20 books published from 1995 to 2016—is set in Wyoming's Wind River Reservation and adjacent towns.[4] The story lines are based on actual crimes and injustices.[5] Vicky Holden, an Arapaho lawyer, and Father John O'Malley, a Jesuit priest, collaborate to solve these crimes and rectify these injustices.

Works[edit]

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  • Chief Left Hand. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1988. ISBN 978-0-8061-2030-0.
  • Goin' Railroading: Two Generations of Colorado Stories as told by Sam Speas. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1985. ISBN 0-87081-497-4/978-0-87081-497-6.
  • The Eagle Catcher. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 1995
  • The Ghost Walker. A Vicky Holden, Father John O’Malley book. 1996
  • The Dream Stalker. A Vicy Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 1997
  • The Story Teller. A Vicky Holden, Father John O’Malley book. 1998
  • The Lost Bird. A Vicky Holden, Father John O’Malley book. 1999
  • The Spirit Woman. A Vicky Holden, Father John O’Malley book. 2000
  • The Thunder Keeper. A Vicky Holden, Father John O’Malley book. 2001
  • The Shadow Dancer. A Vicky Holden, Father John O’Malley book. 2002
  • Killing Raven. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 2003
  • Wife of Moon. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 2004
  • Eye of Wolf. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 2005
  • The Drowning Man. A Vicky Holden, Father John O’Malley book. 2006
  • The Girl with Braided Hair. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 2007
  • Blood Memory. A Catherine McLeod book. 2008
  • The Silent Spirit. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 2009
  • The Spider's Web. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 2010
  • The Perfect Suspect. A Catherine McLeod book. 2011
  • Buffalo Bill's Dead Now. A Vicky Holden, Father John O’Malley book. 2012
  • Killing Custer. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 2013
  • Night of the White Buffalo. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 2014
  • The Man Who Fell from the Sky. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 2015
  • Winter's Child. A Vicky Holden, Father John O'Malley book. 2016, final book in the Wind River Reservation series.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ An elevated view : Colorado writers on writing. Jameson, W. C., 1942-. Llano, Tex.: Seven Oaks Pub. 2011. ISBN 9780963082961. OCLC 729565366. 
  2. ^ page 48-49, Great Women Mystery Writers, 2nd Ed. by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, 2007, publ. Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-33428-5
  3. ^ Awards page on the Author's website Accessed 18 September 2017.
  4. ^ Arapaho Facts, Traditions & Beliefs on the Author's website Accessed 18 September 2017.
  5. ^ Novels page on the Author's website Accessed 18 September 2017.
  6. ^ Winter's Child Q & A on the Author's website Accessed 18 September 2017.

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