Coyote Wind (Gabriel Du Pré Series #1)

Coyote Wind (Gabriel Du Pré Series #1)

by Peter Bowen

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Overview

First in the crime-fiction series set in the modern-day west, starring a half-French, half-Indian “character of legendary proportions” (Ridley Pearson).
 
Officially, Gabriel Du Pré is the cattle inspector for Toussaint, Montana, responsible for making sure no one tries to sell livestock branded by another ranch. Unofficially, he is responsible for much more than cows’ backsides. The barren country around Toussaint is too vast for the town’s small police force, and so, when needed, this hard-nosed Métis Indian lends a hand. When the sheriff offers gas money to investigate newly discovered plane wreckage in the desert, Du Pré quickly finds himself embroiled in a mystery stretching back a generation.
 
For three decades, the crashed plane sat in the sun as the bodies inside rotted away to their bones. Two skeletons are whole, but for one nothing remains but the hands, the skull, and the bullet that ended his life. The crime was hidden long ago, but in the Montana badlands, nothing stays buried forever . . .
 
In Gabriel Du Pré, “Bowen has taken the antihero of Hemingway and Hammett and brought him up to date . . . a fresh, memorable character” ( The New York Times Book Review ).
 
Coyote Wind  is the 1st book in The Montana Mysteries Featuring Gabriel Du Pré series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453247136
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Series: Gabriel Du Pré Series , #1
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 249,345
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Peter Bowen (b. 1945) is best known for his mystery novels set in the modern American West. When he was ten, Bowen’s family moved to Bozeman, Montana, where a paper route introduced him to the grizzled old cowboys who frequented a bar called The Oaks. Listening to their stories, some of which stretched back to the 1870s, Bowen found inspiration for his later fiction.
 
Following time at the University of Michigan and the University of Montana, he published his first novel, Yellowstone Kelly , in 1987. After two more novels featuring the real-life western hero, Bowen published Coyote Wind (1994), which introduced Gabriel Du Pré, a mixed-race lawman living in fictional Toussaint, Montana. He has written fifteen novels in the series, in which Du Pré gets tangled up in everything from cold-blooded murder to the hunt for rare fossils. Bowen continues to live and write in Livingston, Montana.
 

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Coyote Wind (Gabriel Du Pre Series #1) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An incredible read and a great series. You'll want to go read them all through the weekend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel, set in Montana, has an unlikely main character known as Du Pre, a cattle brand inspector. Du Pre has the respect of his community as smart and calm so he is often asked to investigate mysteries/murders in the area. His low key manner and insight into happenings is admirable. In addition to his work, he is a notable fiddler and protector of the women close to him. Peter Bowen has a winning combination and style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a read that will stay on my reread shelf and I will look for more. Enjoyed the plot, the chsrscters and the setting Too bad not more writers that can actually write something without sex
Anonymous 8 days ago
I deleted this book from my device because of the bad language.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first in the series with Gabriel Du Pré in them. I have now read both the beginning and one near the end. I can't say I noticed a lot of difference in the writing style or the character's growth, but they are fun books to listen to on audio. Very nice cowboy mysteries. I love the sturdiness, stubbornness and sensibleness of cowboys, and Du Pré is in there with the best of them. This has more strong language than I enjoy, but it doesn't seem out of place in the story.In this novel, Gabriel faces some ghosts in his past as he is dealing with life in the present. He faces them steadfastly, naturally.
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didn't like wasn't exactly what I like.
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Horrible