Cry Dance: An Emmett Parker and Anna Turnipseed Mystery
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Cry Dance: An Emmett Parker and Anna Turnipseed Mystery (Emmett Parker and Anna Turnipseed #1)

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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. When 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 Am

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Published October 8th 2009 by Blackstone Audio, Inc. (first published 1999)
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As soon as Anna Turnipseed was introduced as a character in this book, I had the forboding that she was there to be brutalized, tortured and then rescued by our stalwart hero, Emmett Quanah Parker. I guess I could have just skipped to the last couple of chapters at that point, but I didn't. I read on.

I had not read any of Mitchell's previous books and, if I had, perhaps I could have better understood and appreciated this book. The writer kept referring obliquely to things that I didn't understan...more
I picked this up because it was described as a Tony Hillerman "read alike." There are worse things to be.

Overall, I enjoyed it. There were some twists and turns I couldn't follow, both plot-wise and geographically. And the author inserted so many little facts about so many different Indian tribes that sometimes it seemed like he was doing it just to show off his knowledge. But they were interesting things to learn, nevertheless. And the plot was a solid one, the surprises totally making sense af...more
This is the first book in a series featuring Anna Turnipseed (Modoc Indian FBI agent) and Emmett Quanah Parker (Comanche BIA agent). Of course this series will draw comparisons to Tony Hillerman. Overall, I enjoyed this one as Parker and Turnipseed look into the brutal murder of a female BLM agent who was found on a remote Havasupai Indian Reservation with her face and teeth removed! This leads on to an inside look at Native American gaming and its affect on the Native American people on the res...more
Ralph Winn
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This had a decent story line, but it didn't really capture my imagination. Also, parts of it were too predictable. Nonetheless, it was not a bad book, and earned a 3 out of 5 rating.
Even though this was a mystery/thriller story, it took place in Indian territory. Native American beliefs and traditions inter-mingled with white mans ways. A body, brutally mudered and bizarrely mutilated, is discovered on Havasupai Nation land. Bureau of Indian Affairs Investigator Emmet Quanah Parker has been paired up with FBI Special Agent, rookie Anna Turnipseed to face this most dangerous case. Emmet and Anna have only their mixed Native American ancestry in common. They are pulled in de...more
Good writing and goos characters, but a little had to follow at times.
Emmett Quanah Parker cop for the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) pairs up w/ FBI Special Agency Anna Turnipseed. A faceless corpse is discovered in a canyon at the Havasupal Indian nation. The corpse is Stephanie Roper a got land agent. Casinos on reservation lands and Jamicans. At the time of reading wondered what the heck the Jamaicans were doing all the way out in the SW US but later was informed that yes there is a consdierable group from Jamaica living in the area, so this was more true than...more
Jeff Dickison
This is a very good book and stands on its own without having to be compared to Hillerman. This simply isn't fair. No one can match Hillerman, but Kirk Mitchell does an excellent turn as his own man. Emmett Parker & Anna Turnipseed must investigate shenanigans involving an Indian Casino and the murder of a young woman who had her face removed with a knife, possibly while she was still alive. Several different tribes and their peoples ulimately are involved. Recommended.
Carolina Valdez
Step aside, Tony Hillerman, for Kirk Mitchell, who handles suspense among the Indians of North America with equal ease. Bureau of Indian Affairs detective Emmett Parker, a Comanche, stalks killers among the Havasupai in California and Arizona in this tightly written suspense. Loved it.
Carolina Valdez
"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

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Contrary to the jacket claim, Tony Hillerman needn't "watch his back". The only thing this writer and Mr Hillerman have in common is that they write (or wrote) books set in Arizona Indian Country. Any other resemblance is the wishful thinking of Mr Mitchell's publicity agent.
Fans of Tony Hillerman’s Native American mysteries may want to check out Kirk Mitchell’s Parker & Turnipseed series. Both mystery series feature strong elements of modern Native American life and culture. This is the first in the series.
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.
Jodi Lea
Fascinating suspense novel featuring Native Americans and centered around the Grand Canyon and the borax mines. Well researched. Fast paced. I will read it again.
Edna Little Fish In Running Waters Spring
More about the Modoc's and Comanches that Anna Turnipseed and Emmett Quannah Parker are Members of.
Intense mystery with memorable Native American myths taking place in southwest territory. Well written.
Melissa Schachner
This book was a complicated Tony Hillerman book. Characters have more depth than in Hillerman's.
Very solid mystery/suspense novel. Good characters and interesting details. Thumbs up!
Amanda Otis
If you love Tony Hillerman, you'll love Kirk Mitchell's series.
good ,not great but good
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Kirk Mitchell is an author who is known for his time travel, alternate history, historical fiction, and adventure fiction novels. Mitchell has also created several novelizations of movies.He writes under the pseudonym of Joel Norst

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 souther...more
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