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Coyote Wind and Specimen Song: The First Two Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pre (Gabriel Du Pre #1 & 2)

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Featuring Montanan cattle-brand inspector and occasional sleuth Gabriel Du Pré, Peter Bowen's spare and lyrical mysteries have always received the critics' highest praise. Now, the first two mysteries in the series, Coyote Wind and Specimen Song, are brought together in one volume.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 28th 2000 by St. Martin's Press
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Jan 10, 2015 Stephanie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: murder-mystery lovers
Recommended to Stephanie by: Uncle Charles
Read the first book in one day. Learned about a Montana ethnic group I was previously unfamiliar with. I liked the direct style and main character. Second book was not as strong as the first. Too much going on, and too much time spent outside of Montana. Overall, I'd keep reading Du Pre novels.
Peggy Stafford
found this series different and interesting-so enjoyed the crazy characters
I enjoy Gabriel Du Pre, cattle brand inspector, musician and a Metis from Montana. Rich guys and corporations, except for his alcoholic, rich buddy, tend to be the bad guys, but Bowen mixes in plenty of history and I love Du Pre's favorite shaman...
Kirsty Darbyshire

Ages since I read the first of this series, and this second never really got going for me. Found it odd, bemusing and not very mystery like.

Marsha Gilbert
Okay, now. These are stories to be treasured. I have laughed out loud at DuPre and his family and friends. A true treasure of tales.
All P. Bowen books are entertaining, cranky, magical light reads.
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Peter Bowen (b. 1945) is an author best known for 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 inspiration for his later fiction.

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Other Books in the Series

Gabriel Du Pre (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Coyote Wind
  • Specimen Song
  • Wolf, No Wolf
  • Notches
  • Thunder Horse
  • Long Son
  • The Stick Game
  • Cruzatte and Maria
  • Ash Child
  • Badlands
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