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Thunder Horse (Gabriel Du Pre #5)

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Toussaint, Montana isn't easily rattled, but an earthquake uncovers an ancient burial ground and the well-preserved bones of a primitive people. When an archeologist is found with a bullet in his back and a dinosaur tooth in his pocket, sometime sleuth Gabriel Du Pré steps in with the wisdom and vision of his Métis ancestors to uncover the answers. But while Indians, arche ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 14th 2003 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1998)
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I loved this book! It is intelligent, very informative, and interesting. Gabriel DuPre is a Cree Indian who is sometimes called on to solve problems. An earthquake occurs in the town her lives in and unearths a burial site of ancient bones. A Japanese company has bought the land to build a trout farm. Very shortly thereafter, a body is discovered in the brush. The body is found with the tooth of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. All of these situations revolve around one big mystery and DuPre is the person t ...more
Wilma Rebstock
I very much enjoyed Thunder Horse. Peter Bowen does an excellent job of portraying the Metis brand inspector and I look forward to reading another book in the series.
An earthquake in the Wolf Mountains unearths specimens from a long time ago, and a professor is killed who has something he shouldn't have. Gabriel Du Pre struggles to unravel the mystery and cope with unwelcome attention focused on the little town of Toussaint. As with all Du Pre novels, this book combines history, geography, irreverence, and salty humor. I always feel refreshed after reading Peter Bowen's Montana mysteries.
I love this series. It truly seems to capture the Metis of Montana. I thought I had read them all but then found this one and was so glad.
I really enjoyed this book. I must admit that his writing style and dialog takes a bit of getting use to, but it is worth the read.

For the record, I didn't 'get' that he was writing in dialog until someone near and dear to me explained that... and that it was the patois he grew up speaking.
Not as good as the others in the Gabriel duPre series, but the duPre character is always interesting.
Found this book hard to find but well worth the wait
terse tp the point of shorthand but good
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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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