Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Book Review: The Girl with Braided Hair

TitleThe Girl With Braided Hair (Berkley Prime Crime Mysteries)
AuthorMargaret Coel
Tagsmystery, arapaho
Your reviewMargaret Coel's series has been running a long time, and I've never been able to get hold of the books to read them through in order, which is how I prefer to read a series. So I've only read a few, but have liked all of them I've read. Coel creates good characters in an interesting plot. Her main characters are Vicky Holden, an Arapaho who has returned to the reservation to work with and for her people, and Father John O'Malley, who is priest for the Catholic church on the reservation.

The plot revolves around a cold case. The body of a young girl murdered in the early 70s is found, and the women of the tribe ask Vicky, who is a lawyer. to see that the case isn't just dismissed. They want justice for the dead woman.

The case involves the American Indian Movement (AIM) and the turbulence around them in the early 1970s. Very interesting story, and recommended.
PublicationBerkley Hardcover (2007), Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date2007
ISBN0425217124 / 9780425217122

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