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The Wind River Mysteries
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Catherine McLeod Novels
A Note from the Author
Welcome to my world of mystery novels and short stories set among the Arapahos on the Wind River Reservation. The people who move through my storiesFather John O'Malley and Vicky Holden and everyone in their liveshave sprung straight from my imagination. They are, as Henry James said of his characters, my dream people. But the Arapahos and the setting are real, and you can find out about both on this website.
The stories are also real, in that they're based on actual crimes and injustices. Some occurred in recent times, such as the horrific crime in The Lost Bird which I read about in the newspaper. Other crimes are from the pastwhat the Arapahos call the Old Time. The Story Teller, The Spirit Woman, and The Shadow Dancer are all based on events in historyold crimes that have a way of haunting the present, refusing to be forgotten, still demanding justice.
All are stories that took hold of me and refused to let go until I'd written about them.