Monday, June 6, 2011

Blood Moon's Stormi Rose: A woman and a cop who is not to be trifled with

If you like complex, well-written mysteries with strong female characters and a strong and compassionate male lead, you will definitely like this one by best-selling Shannon Richardson (“Deadly Deception”). The new face and the only woman on the team in rural on the Ute Reservation in Ignacio, Colorado, Stormi Rose has a lot to overcome, including her feelings for her boss, Westin Ironcloud.

To complicate matters further, she is the only non-Indian “super-cop” on the team, which means she not only works for Westin Ironcloud, she works for the tribal Division of Gaming, a white woman arresting Indians at the tribe’s casino.

And then people begin to die. Who is killing them, and why? There are several people who make good candidates; it’s finding the culprit that’s the hard part. And finding him (or her) is Stormi’s job.

I hope “Blood Moon” is only the first of a series of novels about Stormi Rose and her boss Westin Ironcloud. I like the people, the setting, and Shannon Richardson’s writing.

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