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The Night Visitor (Charlie Moon #5)

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The world of Daisy Perika ia a realm of shadows, omens, and restless spirits. In tribal policeman Charlie Moon's world, good and evil manifest themselves in more explainable, human ways. Yet the irascible old Ute shaman and her huge, good-natured nephew inhabit the same hard and lonely Colorado country. And now the parched earth has yielded up the remains of a gargantuan p ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 5th 2000 by Avon (first published 1999)
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Rage
Mar 09, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't realize this was the fifth book in a series and I wasn't prepared for it to be comedy as much as mystery. Maybe with different expectations, I would have enjoyed this book more. It just wasn't really my cup of tea - a lot of deliberately irritating characters, lots of phonetic accents, all of the women refer to their fathers as "daddy," and the mystery really only unfolds in the last few chapters, which are kind of a weird summary of all of the things that are hinted at earlier in the b ...more
Gloria Mccracken
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
As is often the case with James D. Doss' Shaman mysteries, it doesn't do to get too hung up on trying to figure out what's going on until well into the book. If then. Doss is a great one for shifting points of view: The Shaman (also known as an old woman named Dorothy), so-called because she often has visions and visitations; Charlie Moon, a Ute police officer, her nephew; Scott Parish, a white policeman, who much to his dismay and skepticism, also has visions and visitations. And that's only th ...more
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The Night Visitor
James D. Doss
Mystery
358 pages
copyright: 1999
isbn: 0-380-80393-3

The World of Daisy Perika is a realm of shadows, omens, and restless spirits. In tribal policeman Charlie Moon's world, good and evil manifest themselves in more explainable, human ways. Yet the irascible old Ute shaman and her huge, good-natured nephew inhabit the same hard and lonely Colorado country. And now the parched earth has yielded up the remains of a gargantuan prehistoric beast on the site of a failed dude
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T J
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-read, own
This mystery involves a mammoth, a nude man and lots of twist and turns in-between. Charlie Moon finds himself helping out and of course, his Aunt Perika has her hands full with to little girls who need her. Great fast read.
Amanda Otis
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Of the ones I've read so far, I liked this one quite a bit. Doss is really great about working in lots of humor to balance out the creepy stuff. I love it when Aunt Daisy calls Sarah Frank's cat Mr. Zig Zag "Mr. Rag Bag" and "Mr. Dirt Bag." Hilarious !
Serena
Feb 21, 2013 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.
Susan
Mar 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
as many twists and turns as an old dirt road, perhaps too many but fun without the dust. Really liked the shaman experience.
David Black
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent addition to an excellent series...
Estelle
Apr 19, 2016 marked it as to-read
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Leigh
Jan 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
The Night Visitor: A Shaman Mystery (Shaman Mysteries) by James D. Doss (2000)
Toesnorth's mom
Dec 04, 2012 added it
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not great
Linda
Nov 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Great Book!
Suzanne
Jan 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
One of his best! I particularly enjoyed the 'otherworld' quality of this mystery.
Julieann287
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting story! Murder, archeology, native American mysticism make up a very interesting read!
Jill Gallagher
Jul 16, 2013 rated it liked it
tricky - fun
Janice
May 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries
I particularly enjoy the author's descriptive landscape settings, and continue to enjoy this series.
Patricia
Jun 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Yet another good tale in the "Charlie Moon" series!
Francis
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
A really good read in a good series. This one gets the gentle mix of humour with a little bit of mystery and tension just right.
Jayne Yenko
Apr 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
excellent!
Karen Cowgill
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite authors...he seldom disappoints! (He sure didn't this time!) Very good book.
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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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