Friday, June 6, 2008

Deadly Omen by Marilyn Meredith

Title - Deadly Omen
Author - Marilyn Meredith
Genre - mystery
ISBN 1-891940-03-1
series - 1st in the Tempe Crabtree series
rating -3.50 0ut of 5

Tempe Crabtree, part Yanduchi, is the resident deputy of a small community called Bear Creek. Recently married to a Christian minister, raising a teenage son, Tempe in in the process of learning about her own heritage. Assigned to keep peace at a native American Pow Wow Tempe find finds the body of a young woman who was a candidate for princess. Tempe finds herself drawn into the investigation in spite of clear warnings from the male detectives to stay out of the case.

Marilyn Meredith has written a fine character driven mystery. The characters are well developed. The plot moves along quickly with plenty of suspects. I particularly enjoyed her ability to seamlessly integrate Native American culture into the mystery. She accurately describes the tensions a working mother in a male dominated profession experiences and the prejudices Native Americans experience from white Christian folk. I enjoyed this book and will read more in this series.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Thank you, Lillian. A good review by you is worth a lot to me.

This is the first in a series that now has six books in it--but it has always been one of my favorites.