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Coel, Margaret 1937-

Overview
Works: 108 works in 505 publications in 2 languages and 43,131 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.O347, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Margaret Coel
The girl with braided hair by Margaret Coel( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,907 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 )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,854 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 drowning man by Margaret Coel( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,846 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 )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,811 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
The spider's web by Margaret Coel( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,809 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
Eye of the wolf by Margaret Coel( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,785 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 )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,725 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 )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,725 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 )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 1,706 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 )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Sherwood claims to have been to the shadow world and back. He claims to know the future. He also claims to have no connection to the disappearance of Dean Little Horse or the murder of Ben Holden... Father John O'Malley has a lot to worry about. While his mission is in danger of losing its charter and a young man from his parish has disappeared, his old friend Vicky Holden finds out that her ex-husband was murdered--and that she is the prime suspect of the investigation. Father John is willing to do anything he can to clear her name. His hunch is that the murder and the disappearance are somehow connected to James Sherwood, whose followers call him Orlando. As Orlando, Sherwood has resurrected the old Shadow Dance religion, having his followers dance for days at a time for the promise of an Indian paradise. For Orlando and his followers, nothing must delay the coming of the New World. But to get the proof they need, Father John and Vicky must do more than follow Orlando's trail. They must learn his dance. And there's no telling what a man who believes himself to be a prophet might do when he feels threatened..." -- Publisher's description
The perfect suspect by Margaret Coel( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,620 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
The story teller by Margaret Coel( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,553 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
Buffalo Bill's dead now by Margaret Coel( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,529 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
Night of the white buffalo by Margaret Coel( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,474 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 eagle catcher by Margaret Coel( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,422 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
Wife of moon by Margaret Coel( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,381 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
The thunder keeper by Margaret Coel( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,288 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
The ghost walker by Margaret Coel( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleuthing priest working on an Indian reservation, Father O'Malley, reports a body in the snow, but when police arrive on the scene the body has vanished. The Indians claim it must have been a ghost, but Father O'Malley doesn't believe in ghosts, especially since he stopped drinking
The dream stalker by Margaret Coel( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A white Jesuit priest and an Indian woman lawyer hunt for a murderer while keeping mutual attraction at bay. The setting is a Wyoming reservation mired in controversy over the sale of land for nuclear waste. By the author of The Ghost Walker
Chief Left Hand, Southern Arapaho by Margaret Coel( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The girl with braided hair
Alternative Names
Coel, Margaret S. 1937-

Coel, Margaret Speas 1937-

Margaret Coel American writer

Margaret Coel Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Speas Coel, Margaret 1937-

Languages
English (271)

Polish (2)

Covers
Blood memoryThe drowning manThe silent spiritThe spider's webEye of the wolfThe spirit womanKilling ravenThe lost bird