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Stewball (Gabriel Du Pre #12)

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Gabriel Du Pré's Aunt Pauline has a list of husbands and ex-husbands and future husbands even she herself has trouble remembering. So Du Pré isn't exactly surprised when she shows up in Toussaint complaining that her current man, a lovable roughneck named Badger, has run off. His longer-than-usual absence has Pauline worried, and Du Pré promises to look into exactly what s
Hardcover, 210 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Minotaur Books
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Aug 15, 2009 Maddy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2005-reads
PROTAGONIST: Gabriel du Pre
SETTING: Montana
SERIES: #12 of 12

How can one describe Gabriel Du Pre? He's a member of the Metis Indian tribe living in Toussaint, Minnesota. He's been involved for many years in a relationship with a local woman, Madalaine. He has 2 daughters, one of whom has 12 children. He's a family man and a cowboy and a fiddler and a detective when he needs to be. But most of all, he's a man who loves his friends and family wonderfully and well. He places himself in th
Nov 24, 2012 Steve rated it really liked it
When his aunt Pauline's husband goes missing, Gabriel Du Pre gets involved with a shadowy mystery even the Feds won't touch. The solution involves horse racing, eccentric billionaires, and a P-38 Lightning. Another great read.
Apr 14, 2007 George rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Mystery readers
Set in Montana and involving Gabriel Du Pre a Natvive American who helps the FBI solve mysteries. Several well developed characters who pretty much are marching to their own drummers, so are slightly off beat. Much of the dialogue reflects the Metis culture.

Story line involves murder, FBI and government cover ups and shinaniggans, white extremists and their plots, open country horse racing, and gambling.
Carol Crigger
May 31, 2016 Carol Crigger rated it it was amazing
I read Stewball back when it first came out, so this was a reread for me. Stewball is one of my favorites and I love all of Peter Bowen's Gabriel DuPre mysteries. I swear, by the time I finish one of his books I could speak Metis. The characters in these books are people I want to hang around with, the plots pretty solid, the mystery just right. If as a reader you like western mysteries, you can't go wrong with one of Bowen's.
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Feb 02, 2012 Rosemary W rated it did not like it
I grew up in Texas, 45 miles from the Gulf and 30 miles from Louisiana. I can suspend my disbelief at Cajuns moving away from the area, but I cannot abide such poor dialect. I gave up after only two pages.
Rich Finnigan
Nov 20, 2015 Rich Finnigan rated it it was amazing
I love this series. Nice slow pace with fun characters. Some very nasty bad guys. Characters are moving on. I do read 2 books each time and Nails is now started. Great read!
Michele bookloverforever
eccentric characters abound
Jaye Sudar
May 27, 2009 Jaye Sudar rated it it was amazing
I really liked this one. The idea that the horses are as much a part of the book as the people was great.
May 14, 2008 Tinx_r rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favourites
Aug 31, 2009 Joann rated it it was amazing
I discovered Peter Bowen this summer and have read about a book a week. Love his books!
Melody Mees Bass
This was a very good book in this series. Very eyeopening. Highly recommend.
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This is an excellent series. Gabrielle is a great character.
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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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