The Night Visitor

The Night Visitor The world of Daisy Perika ia a realm of shadows omens and restless spirits In tribal policeman Charlie Moon s world good and evil manifest themselves in explainable human ways Yet the irascible ol

  • Title: The Night Visitor
  • Author: James D. Doss
  • ISBN: 9780380803934
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • The world of Daisy Perika ia a realm of shadows, omens, and restless spirits In tribal policeman Charlie Moon s world, good and evil manifest themselves in explainable, human ways Yet the irascible old Ute shaman and her huge, good natured nephew inhabit the same hard and lonely Colorado country And now the parched earth has yielded up the remains of a gargantuan pThe world of Daisy Perika ia a realm of shadows, omens, and restless spirits In tribal policeman Charlie Moon s world, good and evil manifest themselves in explainable, human ways Yet the irascible old Ute shaman and her huge, good natured nephew inhabit the same hard and lonely Colorado country And now the parched earth has yielded up the remains of a gargantuan prehistoric beast on the site of a failed dude ranch a find of enormous scientific importance that is attracting the attention of a wide variety of inividuals, some eminent and seemingly scrupulousother obviously neither Moon is also curious about the strange old bones For things this ancient and rare have been known to inspire malevolent deeds in the past, including avarice, liesd murder And all it takes is one mysterious disappearance and one very suspicious death to convince Charlie Moon that his greatest fears have just been realized.

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    1. I didn't realize this was the fifth book in a series and I wasn't prepared for it to be comedy as much as mystery. Maybe with different expectations, I would have enjoyed this book more. It just wasn't really my cup of tea - a lot of deliberately irritating characters, lots of phonetic accents, all of the women refer to their fathers as "daddy," and the mystery really only unfolds in the last few chapters, which are kind of a weird summary of all of the things that are hinted at earlier in the b [...]

    2. As is often the case with James D. Doss' Shaman mysteries, it doesn't do to get too hung up on trying to figure out what's going on until well into the book. If then. Doss is a great one for shifting points of view: The Shaman (also known as an old woman named Dorothy), so-called because she often has visions and visitations; Charlie Moon, a Ute police officer, her nephew; Scott Parish, a white policeman, who much to his dismay and skepticism, also has visions and visitations. And that's only th [...]

    3. The Night VisitorJames D. DossMystery358 pagescopyright: 1999isbn: 0-380-80393-3The World of Daisy Perika is a realm of shadows, omens, and restless spirits. In tribal policeman Charlie Moon's world, good and evil manifest themselves in more explainable, human ways. Yet the irascible old Ute shaman and her huge, good-natured nephew inhabit the same hard and lonely Colorado country. And now the parched earth has yielded up the remains of a gargantuan prehistoric beast on the site of a failed dude [...]

    4. This mystery involves a mammoth, a nude man and lots of twist and turns in-between. Charlie Moon finds himself helping out and of course, his Aunt Perika has her hands full with to little girls who need her. Great fast read.

    5. Of the ones I've read so far, I liked this one quite a bit. Doss is really great about working in lots of humor to balance out the creepy stuff. I love it when Aunt Daisy calls Sarah Frank's cat Mr. Zig Zag "Mr. Rag Bag" and "Mr. Dirt Bag." Hilarious !

    6. I enjoyed the characters, and their world and hope I get the chance to read the story again and/or to read more within the series.My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.

    7. as many twists and turns as an old dirt road, perhaps too many but fun without the dust. Really liked the shaman experience.

    8. A really good read in a good series. This one gets the gentle mix of humour with a little bit of mystery and tension just right.

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