Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Man Who Fell From the Sky {+ Giveaway}

The Man Who Fell From the Sky by Margaret Coel - Thoughts in ProgressIt’s a pleasure to tell you about THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by Margaret Coel, the latest installment in the fascinating Wind River Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. 

To celebrate the release, Berkley is giving away a print copy of THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY to a lucky visitor to Thoughts in Progress. Be sure to see the end of the post for more details on the giveaway.

Here’s my thoughts on this intriguing story.

Combining history, Arapaho culture and mystery is what author Margaret Coel does best.

THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY is a great example of how she blends all these elements, and much more, into an enthralling murder mystery that will hold you captive from beginning to end.

Coel’s eye for detail and vivid descriptions quickly draw you into the story. Her well-developed characters are likable and realistic adding layers to the story. It’s Coel’s way of relating history and Arapaho traditions with fiction that enhances the story making it come alive.

In this latest installment, Coel draws on the legend of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to heighten the intrigue. Her main characters, Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley, deal with murder and secrets as a lost treasure of Butch Cassidy’s plays a key role in a murder on the Wind River Reservation.

It appears Robert Walking Bear may have died accidentally when his body is found in a lake in the Wind River mountains. However, the victim had been searching for Butch Cassidy’s buried loot and he was using a map believed to have been drawn by the legendary Hole in the Wall gang leader himself. It seems there’s a lot of people who want to find that treasure too.

Weaving the present with the past, Coel takes readers on a wild ride filled with suspense, secrets and historical tidbits. She also mixes in a dash of romantic undertone.

THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY is a fascinating mystery that moves at a quick pace. This is a story that will be hard to put down once you turn that first page.

Author Margaret Coel’s website can be found HERE.

The Man Who Fell From the Sky by Margaret Coel, A Wind River Mystery Book #19, Berkley, @2015, ISBN: 978-0425280300, Hardcover, 304 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.


This giveaway is for one print copy of THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY and is open to residents of the U.S. The deadline will end at 12 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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Thanks so much for visiting today. Do you enjoy books that have Native American traditions and cultures blended in? Do you enjoy stories where the author weaves bits of history in?

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  1. Sounds great! Thanks for the post and giveaway!

  2. I love books which have the indigenous populations stories woven through them. This sounds like a real winner. Thank you.

  3. Sounds great, thanks for the chance to win :)

  4. Legend of Butch Cassidy - very cool. Dig the title. Sounds a little science fiction.

  5. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  6. Oh, I do like this series a lot, Mason. I think Coel really evokes that area of the US. Thanks for sharing this.

  7. Thanks for this intriguing feature and wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. I haven't read any of Coel's books, but have wanted to! I think the history and culture part of it sounds so good. Thanks!


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