The killing of Monday Brown: a Phoebe Siegel mystery

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With the publication of By Evil Means, Sandra West Prowell was catapulted to the first rank of contemporary American crime novelists. With the release of The Killing of Monday Brown, Prowell secures that position. Set against the magnificence of Montana's Big Sky, The Killing of Monday Brown delves deeply into Indian Country as Billings private investigator Phoebe Siegel comes into contact and conflict with Crow culture. There are a lot of people who might want to see Monday Brown permanently removed: He wasn't an ideal husband, his business practices left many things to be desired, and his profession was an insult to and assault on the lives of Native Americans. As a trader in Indian artifacts, Brown would stop at nothing to replenish his stock of goods, even if a grave had to be desecrated to ensure profit. When he disappears and the circumstantial evidence points to his having been murdered, the police move quickly to make an arrest. Twenty-year-old Matthew Wolf makes a good suspect: a hot-blooded Gulf War veteran with a big mouth and a propensity for trouble. And he's Indian. Wolf's family comes to Phoebe for help - at the suggestion of their cousin Kyle, Phoebe's friend and a Yellowstone County sheriff's deputy - but she's reluctant to take the case. When they hand her a package with a finger-bone necklace and a scalp-lock bag, found in Matthew's car, she's even less inclined to get involved. Then the body of a young Indian man shows up virtually in her backyard, and Phoebe puts her questions aside and begins an investigation that takes her from the comfort and security of her world and onto the Crow reservation, where the color of her skin makes her the enemy. It begins with thepurification of a sweat lodge . . . and ends with the infinite cold of a corpse. Between the two, Phoebe Siegel discovers a lot more than the truth behind The Killing of Monday Brown.
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Grouping Author prowell sandra west
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display_description PI Phoebe Siegel of Billings, Montana, investigates the death of Monday Brown, a grave robber who specialized in Native American artifacts, and for which a Crow Indian has been falsely accused. In the process, the reader is treated to Phoebe's views of Indian culture. By the author of By Evil Means.
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subject_facet Detective and mystery stories, Siegel, Phoebe (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Women detectives -- Montana -- Fiction
title_display The killing of Monday Brown : a Phoebe Siegel mystery
title_full The killing of Monday Brown : a Phoebe Siegel mystery / Sandra West Prowell
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title_sub a Phoebe Siegel mystery
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