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Coel, Margaret 1937-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 665 publications in 3 languages and 43,319 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Western fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.O347, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Margaret Coel
The eagle catcher by Margaret Coel( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an Indian tribal chief is killed in Wyoming, police arrest the chief's nephew. Father John O'Malley, a priest on the reservation, joins forces with a pretty Indian attorney to clear the nephew's name. Lots of insights on life in a reservation
The girl with braided hair by Margaret Coel( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years after Liz Plenty Horses goes into hiding following accusations of betraying the militant American Indian Movement to the FBI, Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley investigate when the skeleton of a murder victim turns up on the Wind River Reservation
Blood memory by Margaret Coel( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine McLeod is an investigative reporter for the "Journal," one of Denver's major newspapers. Her recent coverage of the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes filing a claim for twenty-seven million acres of their ancestral lands has made her the target for assassination. Her investigation uncovers a conspiracy involving her ex-husband's wealthy family and state politicians. And as Catherine unravels the truth, she discovers some startling facts about her own heritage, making her would-be killer all the more desperate to find her
The spider's web by Margaret Coel( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Arapaho Ned Windsong is shot to death, his fiancé Marcy is the only witness. And when the men Marcy has accused of murdering her fiancé are found dead in an abandoned barn, Vicky and Father John realize they are caught in a web of lies and deceit woven by a master
The drowning man by Margaret Coel( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a priceless Arapaho artifact, a petroglyph known as "The Drowning Man," is stolen, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley join forces to find the culprits, only to discover that the crime may be linked to an unsolved seven-year-old case involving stolen artifacts and murder
The silent spirit by Margaret Coel( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden investigate the murder of an Arapaho Indian from the Wind River Reservation, who was in Hollywood trying to uncover the mystery of his great-grandfather's disappearance while filming a 1923 Western
Eye of the wolf by Margaret Coel( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a psychotic killer stalks the Wind River Reservation, murdering three Shoshone Indians and posing their bodies on a historical battlefield, Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden investigate to uncover the motives behind the killings
The spirit woman by Margaret Coel( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley investigate the disappearance of a college professor who was researching Sacajawea and a similar "disappearance" that occurred twenty years earlier
Killing raven by Margaret Coel( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wind River Reservation threatens to explode as the body of a murdered white man is found in a troubled area of the region and the victim's widow vows revenge, unless Father John O'Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden can uncover the truth
The lost bird by Margaret Coel( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest is murdered on an Indian reservation, after witnessing a rash of infant deaths during a doctor's tenure. Or was it an adoption racket? Father O'Malley and Indian lawyer Vicky Holden investigate
The shadow dancer by Margaret Coel( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and her friend Father John O'Malley investigate the mysterious death of Ben Holden while dealing with James "Orlando" Sherwood and his followers, who are intent on resurrecting the old Shadow Dance religion
The perfect suspect by Margaret Coel( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a candidate for governor is murdered, and his estranged wife is arrested for first-degree homicide, journalist Catherine McLeod must risk her career--and her life--to find the witness who can identify the candidate's murderer: Detective Ryan Beckman
Buffalo Bill's dead now by Margaret Coel( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vicki and Father John investigate the murder of an Indian artifact collector after the valuable regalia worn by Arapaho Chief Black Heart in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show goes missing
Killing Custer by Margaret Coel( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Colin Morningside, a descendant of Crazy Horse, is accused of murdering a General Armstrong Custer impersonator, Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden must find the truth, which leads them into a deadly conspiracy that neither of them could have foreseen
The story teller by Margaret Coel( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian lawyer Vicky Holden and the sleuthing priest, Father John O'Malley, jointly investigate the case of a missing Indian warrior's journal. It disappeared from a Denver museum and subsequently a young Indian was murdered
The man who fell from the sky by Margaret Coel( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robert Walking Bear's body is found in the Wind River mountains, his death appears to be accidental--except for the fact that he had been hunting for Butch Cassidy's buried loot with a map he had gotten from his grandfather, a map believed to have been drawn by the leader of the Hole in the Wall gang himself. It isn't long before rumors circulate that Robert was murdered by his own cousins to get the map and find the treasure themselves. Despite there being no evidence of foul play, the gossip gains credibility when both Vicky and Father John are contacted by an anonymous Arapaho claiming to have witnessed Robert's killing. When one of Robert's cousins falls prey to another deadly accident, Vicky and Father John are convinced the victim is the witness who confided in them, and the hunt for the killer is on in earnest--before more die in search of Cassidy's cache
Wife of moon by Margaret Coel( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1907, photographer Edward S. Curtis arrived at the Wind River Reservation, hoping to document the Arapaho way of life before it vanished altogether. To preserve the legacy of warriors in battle, Curtis staged an attack on a village, planning to capture it on film. But it became all too real when the daughter of the tribe's chief was found murdered--and her killer was never identified
Night of the white buffalo by Margaret Coel( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With her gritty mysteries steeped in authentic Native American culture, New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel is "widely considered the most accomplished heir to Tony Hillerman's legacy," (Scripps Howard News Service). In the latest Wind River novel, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley confront a ruthless killer in the wake of a miraculous event. A mysterious penitent confesses to murder, and then flees the confessional before Father John can identify him. Two months later, Vicky discovers rancher Dennis Carey shot dead in his truck along Blue Sky Highway. With the tragic news comes the exposure of an astonishing secret: the most sacred creature in Native American mythology, a white buffalo calf, was recently born on Carey's ranch. Making national headlines, the miraculous animal draws a flood of pilgrims to the reservation, frustrating an already difficult investigation. As visitors throw the reservation into turmoil, Vicky and Father John try to unravel the strange events surrounding both Carey's murder and the recent disappearances of three cowboys from his ranch. It could be coincidence, given the nomadic life of the cowboy trade, but when one of them fails to appear in court to testify on an assault charge, Vicky wonders if Arnie Walkfast and his Arapaho buddies are guilty of more than just assault. And at the back of Father John's mind is the voice from the man in the confessional: I killed a man ..."--
The thunder keeper by Margaret Coel( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father John O'Malley and Denver lawyer Vicky Holden try to find out what is happening on the Wind River Reservation that would cause someone to kill two people to keep it a secret
Chief Left Hand, Southern Arapaho by Margaret Coel( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first biography of Chief Left Hand, diplomat, linguist, and legendary of the Plains Indians. Working from government reports, manuscripts, and the diaries and letters of those persons--both white and Indian--who knew him, Margaret Coel has developed an unusually readable, interesting, and closely documented account of his life and the life of his tribe during the fateful years of the mid-1800s. It was in these years that thousands of gold-seekers on their way to California and Oregon burst across the plains, first to traverse the territory consigned to the Indians and then, with the discovery of gold in 1858 on Little Dry Creek (formerly the site of the Southern Arapaho winter campground and presently Denver, Colorado), to settle. Chief Left Hand was one of the first of his people to acknowledge the inevitability of the white man's presence on the plain, and thereafter to espouse a policy of adamant peacefulness --if not, finally, friendship--toward the newcomers. Chief Left Hand is not only a consuming story--popular history at its best--but an important work of original scholarship
 
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The girl with braided hairBlood memoryThe spider's webThe drowning manThe silent spiritEye of the wolfThe spirit womanKilling raven
Alternative Names
Coel, Margaret S. 1937-

Coel, Margaret Speas 1937-

Margaret Coel American writer

Margaret Coel Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Margaret Coel escritora estadounidense

Speas Coel, Margaret 1937-

Languages
English (327)

Polish (2)

German (1)