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White Shell Woman (Charlie Moon #7)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  538 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
The two sandstone monoliths towering over the southern Colorado landscape are wrapped in ancient mystery. To the local tribes, they are the Twin War Gods, sons of the moon goddess, White Shell Woman. Legends tell of strange happenings in their shadows, of lost treasure and Anasazi blood sacrifice. But it is a much more recent history that troubles former Ute policeman-turn ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 3rd 2002 by Avon (first published January 8th 2002)
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Ute Tribal Investigator Charlie Moon solves another mystery, this one tied up with myths surrounding sacred rock formations known as the Twin War Gods and secrets left behind by the Anasazi. An archaeologist is found dead at a site in outhern Colorado where a new petroglyph is later unearthed. Charlie and FBI agents come investigate the crime from different angles and a tangled web ensues as more mysterious events and murders ensue. On the way to a very satisfying solution, we are blessed with m ...more
Apr 04, 2010 Nancy rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Nancy by: read for book club
I wouldn't have finished this, but it was chosen by my book club. I was hoping to find a series I liked, but this was not one. The characters were unbelieveable and I did not like the writing style. Too many description that were silly or overdone such as we're all alone now like two shunks in a church. Two shunks in a church...??? Or try to remember what you learned in grammar school...don't dip the little redhaired girl's pigtail in the inkwell. ??? What is he 90?
The whole story revolved aroun
Oct 31, 2010 George rated it really liked it
#7 in the Charlie Moon, Southern Colorado Ute Indian, former tribal policeman and now special investigator for the Ute tribe. This mystery contains the usual Native American beliefs, customs, legends that are woven into the plots of this series.

Plot here involves Anasazi legends and beliefs at an archaeological site where there has been mysterious goings on and eventually murder and attempted murder.
Jan 06, 2013 T J rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, have-read
Charlie Moon is helping out his tribe when a bloody murder is discovered at a dig site not far from his Aunt's place. This one is wrapped in ancient lore and White Shell Women is right in the middle. This will keep you guessing to the very end.
Feb 21, 2013 Serena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and/or to read more within the series.

My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
Amanda Otis
Oct 13, 2014 Amanda Otis rated it really liked it
This book has been one of my favorite Charlie Moon mysteries so far. Some of it really gave me the creeps, especially since I'm a bed time reader, but that is part of the fun of being a Doss fan. Anyone who is interested in the many mysteries surrounding the Anasazi might want to read this novel.
Dec 16, 2012 Cat. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fiction
Charlie Moon is back, no longer officially employed as a cop. He's now a rancher. But he is asked to investigate the death of an archaeologist killed while trying to find further information on old hidden treasure. Pretty good, but I think I missed a book in the series.
Katharine Ott
"White Shell Woman" - written by James D Doss and published in 2002 by William Morrow. Interesting if a bit forced story featuring "Charlie Moon" and quite similar to Tony Hillerman's books. Read at Severn Lodge in Canada.
Oct 20, 2009 Ellen rated it really liked it
As a rancher, Charlie Moon should stick to his former line of work: Ute policeman in southern Colorado. Intriguing case and he solves it -- or does he?
Aug 11, 2014 Pauline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, mystery, action
Excellent book in the James Doss Charlie Moon series. Highly recommend it for wonderful escapist, interesting reading.
Aug 23, 2011 Doreen rated it really liked it
Recommended to Doreen by: Picked up at yard sale
Love the story line. Haven't reaad one this entertaining since Haunted Mesa. Would definately read it again. Kept ya hooked. Wanted to see what would happen next.
Linda  Branham Greenwell
Feb 01, 2010 Linda Branham Greenwell rated it it was amazing
I love mysteries and I love Native American stories. To have them both combined is amazing
Charlie Moon is a great character... and I definitely want to read more of these mysteries
Carol Waller
Oct 23, 2011 Carol Waller rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Well, I've upped my challenge to 100 since this was #94. Better than Grandmother Spder, not quite as good as Dead Soul.
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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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