Navajo Autumn: A Navajo Nation Mystery (Paperback)

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Thomas Begay is found dead-drunk under the La Plata Bridge ...not unusual for Thomas Begay. What is unusual, is the beautiful BIA investigator Patsy Greyhorse, found lying beside him ...not drunk, or even a Navajo, but very dead nonetheless. Long time friend Charlie Yazzi, fresh from law school, risks his career ...and even his life to help his old schoolmate. The Answer seems to lie with the Yeenaaldiooshii ...should one choose to believe in such things. In the far reaches of the reservation there still are traditional Navajos living their lives with few concessions to modern mores. Guided by their strong sense of cultural heritage these outliers remain a strong anchor for the Navajo Nation. This story follows the lives of such people, caught up in a plot that could have far reaching implications for the entire tribe. "The depth of characters and culture transcends that generally seen in novels of the genre.

About the Author

Writer, poet, R. Allen Chappell's work has appeared in magazines, literary and poetry publications, and has been featured on public radio and television. The author and his wife spend most winters on a small sailboat in Mexico and summers at home in Colorado, where he pursues a lifelong interest in southwestern archaeology/anthropology. Dedicated horsemen and blue-water sailors, the couple are equally at home packing into the back country or sailing offshore. Much of the inspiration for his work comes from a life lived at the edge of the great reservation. The novel - NAVAJO AUTUMN - is available as a paperback on Amazon, or Kindle download, and is the precursor to his Navajo Nation mystery series. Second in the series - BOY MADE OF DAWN - is now out as both a paperback and on Kindle. His short story collection - Fat of The Land - is on Amazon in paperback and on kindle. The author welcomes comments at:

Product Details
ISBN: 9781482393187
ISBN-10: 1482393182
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: March 4th, 2013
Pages: 192
Language: English