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Whispers of the Stones (A High Country Mystery) Hardcover – April 1, 2012

3.9 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews

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''Murder in Black and White' is a riveting old-school style mystery that is as fun as it is entertaining.' --Midwest Book Review

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'An exciting book set in the context of a time of struggle on the semi-civilized frontier.' --Local Kansas newspaper

About the Author

Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton, sisters and coauthors, are drawn to out-of-the-way places, old mining towns, and vast rangelands where the legends and history of the past live on. Inspired by the rugged mountains of Wyoming and Colorado, they find the lonely, high-country region a perfect setting for their novels.
Both writers live in Kansas; Loretta in Junction City, Vickie in Hutchinson. 'Whispers of the Stones' is their eighth book for AVALON. Others include their mysteries 'Murder in Black and White,' 'Arctic Legacy,' 'Path of the Jaguar,' and 'Nightmare in Morocco.'
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Product Details

  • Series: A High Country Mystery
  • Hardcover: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803474741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803474741
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,963,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I enjoyed this book from start to finish. The deeply satisfying, well-plotted mystery has well-drawn characters, and the authors' research of Wyoming's cave carvings and legends of the Little People make WHISPERS OF THE STONES a truly intriguing read. I highly recommend the High Country series and adventures of Sheriff Jeff McQuede to anyone who loves a good mystery.
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This story intertwines a mystery with Wyoming history and Native American mythology. That is what I love best about this story. The authors put a lot of thought into the characters plot and setting. It was well written and enjoyable to read.
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Indian artifacts, museums, roughed men, pretty women-- a little romance and a little murder thrown it-- nice ingredients for a good book. Love this series, love the sexy rough and ready sherif. Of course the locals are all colorful too. The local bar owner, the ranchers and horse trainers and the art dealers and local artists are nice to meet over and over again as you graze through this series! I highly recommend them- nice reads that keep
You interested till the last page!
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Very well done mystery,it has a lot of twists and turns. Then when you think you've got it figured out, it turns another way.
The bad guy is a total surprise. Could not put this down for long. Had to finish this now.
Enjoy.
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From history to mystery, sisters Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton’s “Whispers of the Stones” never pauses in delivering thrills and chills and never falters in opening a fascinating door into the past to display Wyoming’s history and Native American legends.
Real events underpin “Whispers of the Stones” creating a fascinating plot. The 14-inch tall “Pedro Mummy” found by miners in the 1930s seemed to validate Shoshone and other Native American legends about “The Little People” who lived in the mountains and shot poisoned arrows. It was examined by scientists in the 1950s and declared legitimate. The Casper Tribune Herald proclaimed it as the only known specimen of a pygmy human race and estimated that it dated back a million years. Scientists in the 1970s insisted it was merely a deformed infant. The mystery remains to this day. The Pedro Mummy disappeared and has never resurfaced.
Taking the reader into the world of petroglyphs (ancient stone carvings), and pictographs (ancient stone paintings), “Whispers of the Stones” pits Sheriff Jeff McQuede against the cold-blooded killer who murdered Bartering Bill’s Antiques & Collectibles owner Bill Garr. The Pedro Mummy is missing. That surely points to one of the two petroglyps experts working on a project funded by the Smithsonian. One of the experts has eyes not only for history, but also for McQuede’s girlfriend. Is it unprofessional for McQuede to suspect him?
The killer could also be Bartering Bill’s nephew who inherits valuable property, or even Roma Fielding who feels she must find and protect Pedro. When McQuede discovers a hidden cave at the hidden cave, he may be too late to save anyone—including himself.
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I downloaded this Kindle book for two reasons: it is a mystery and it was about the "Little People". Then when I was reading it, some of the research interested me. But I found the writer did not respect the traditions of the "People", and actually I found it to be a little bit insulting. The storyline was okay, but I was a little bit disappointed.
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I always enjoy good physical descriptions of the settings, and this was done well, and important to the story. There was some interesting regional history included to weave the story around. It just didn't quite hold my attention as others have.
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Sheriff MacQuade is the primary character in this story. His search for the murderer of a man who had the Pedro Mummy is the central theme of this story. The author again kept me in suspense. I have kept both her novels so I can reread them. I look forward to reading more by this author and Sheriff McQuade.
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