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Saturday, February 9, 2008
Review - Calling The Dead by Marilyn Meredith
No. of Pages 154
Rating 3 out of 5
Tempe Crabtree, a resident deputy of Bear Creek, finds herself investigating a murder that looks like death from natural causes, and a suicide that looks like murder. As Tempe, who has been told by her superiors to stay away from the cases, investigates on her own time, she uses Native American ritual to help find out the truth, an act which put her own marriage to a Christian minister in jeopardy.
Once again Marilyn Meredith provides the reader with insight into Native American beliefs and culture. In Tempe Crabtree, we see the struggles of a woman trying to honour her own culture and the clashes between her beliefs and those of her husband. We also gain insight into the difficultes women in law enforcement face from male colleagues. I look forward to more stories involving Tempe and look forward to more complex plots.