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Stone Butterfly (Charlie Moon #11)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  342 ratings  ·  19 reviews

Daisy Perika is no stranger to eerie dreams, but when she has a nightmare, lives could be at stake. Convinced that her visions of a wisp-thin girl with blood dripping from her hands are omens, the old woman calls on her nephew, Charlie Moon.

A part-time tribal investigator and full-time Colorado rancher, Moon is often skeptical of his aunt's mystical ways. And this time, mu
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2006)
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I love all the books by this author.
I've read them all twice!
I didn't finish it. In fact, I tossed it. Adios, unlamented, unfinished, ungood book.

Wow is this ever terrible. Someone needs to take this man's thesaurus away before he ODs on adjectives. No noun is left unqualified. And he refers to cars as "that product of the Ford Motor Company." Ugh. Ugh, ugh, ugh.
I enjoy reading murder mysteries set in the Southwest. This is part of a series that adds details of the characters lives in each book. You never know if the Tribal policeman is just slow, smarter than you think or what. The mystery/murders get solved and the reader is ready for the next book to come.
Fredrick Danysh
Charlie Moon's aunt Daisy Perika is an old Ute shaman. When she has a nightmare, lives could be in danger. An old family friend is found standing over a murdered man with blood on her hands. When she vanishes with a family heirloom, Moon is not the only one searching for her.
Jun 04, 2012 Laura rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Laura by: Olsburg Library
Shelves: in-2012
Mr. Oates....doesn't know when to quit. The character I wanted to survive the book did, dispite my thinking she hadn't. But other characters died for little reason. I prefer the Kellerman book to this one.
Jeff Dickison
Doss continues to write good mysteries. Unfortunately they're solved by ghosts and spirits and thus make no sense at all. Too bad. Maybe someday he'll write a real mystery.
Judith Reed
Interesting twist that I was happy with; but cleverly disguised. I don't like the idea of seeing real spirits since I do not believe one can do that. Enjoyed reading it.
Gene Ruppe

James D. Doss does tend to bounce around all over the place in the spinning of his Charlie Moon series...but he manages to tie it all together at the end.
Another great Charlie Moon novel. Enjoy the characters, the humor and the mysteries with a twist.
Another great Charlie Moon mystery, with action and intrigue as well as philosophical musings.
Stone Butterfly (Charlie Moon Mysteries) by James D. Doss (2007)
Toni berkshire
Wish I could go to this ranch in Colorado even tho it is fiction.
It's good...but the ending is sort of a out of left field concept.
I always love a smart-aleck private eye.
David Bock
It was really hard to keep my interest.
a bit too slow for me.....
good book good twist
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Stone Butterfly 1 5 Apr 10, 2010 08:05PM  
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James Daniel Doss, recently retired from the technical staff of Los Alamos National Laboratory, now spends most of his time in a small cabin above Taos -- writing mystery fiction. He also travels to the fascinating locations where his stories take place, often camping in remote areas to absorb the impression of an Anasazi ruin, a deep canyon, an arid mesa, or a Sun Dance.
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Other Books in the Series

Charlie Moon (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • The Shaman Sings (Charlie Moon, #1)
  • The Shaman Laughs (Charlie Moon, #2)
  • The Shaman's Bones (Charlie Moon, #3)
  • The Shaman's Game
  • The Night Visitor (Charlie Moon, #5)
  • Grandmother Spider (Charlie Moon, #6)
  • White Shell Woman (Charlie Moon, #7)
  • Dead Soul (Charlie Moon, #8)
  • The Witch's Tongue (Charlie Moon, #9)
  • Shadow Man (Charlie Moon, #10)
The Shaman Sings (Charlie Moon, #1) The Shaman's Bones (Charlie Moon, #3) Grandmother Spider (Charlie Moon, #6) The Shaman Laughs (Charlie Moon, #2) The Witch's Tongue (Charlie Moon, #9)

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