The Thrill of It All

on October 9, 2013

At what point does having a book published become routine?  Ho hum?  Just another day? Never. My 19th novel and 23rd book  Killing Custer, out this September, is just as big a thrill as the first book I sold thirty-some years ago.  I remember the day when the phone rang and an editor said to… Read More

Margaret Coel

Margaret Coel

Margaret Coel is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series set among the Arapahos on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation and featuring Jesuit priest Father John O'Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden.

She is a native Coloradan who hails from a pioneer Colorado family. The West—the mountains, plains, and vast spaces—are in her bones, she says. She moved out of Colorado on two occasions—to attend Marquette University and to spend a couple of years in Alaska. Both times she couldn't wait to get back.

Meet Father John O'Malley, history scholar and recovering alcoholic, and Vicky Holden, who after ten years in the outside world, has returned to the Arapaho Indian reservation in Wyoming where she was born, to help her people, and solve crimes.