Coyote Wind (Gabriel Du Pre #1)by Published 15 Jul 1995
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When a thirty-year-old plane wreck is discovered, French-Indian cattle-brand inspector Gabriel Du Pre takes up his deputy duties to find out why one of the skeletal remains has a bullet hole in its head. Reprint. PW. NYT.
"Coyote Wind (Gabriel Du Pre #1)" Reviews
This book was all right. The mystery was pretty meh: it didn’t really interest the main character and it didn’t really interest me either. The characters and the setting were good though. I mean, I’m not a métis cowboy from Montana so I don’t know that they’re accurate, but they were interesting and well-drawn.
The whole thing was written in slang? dialect? uugh, Imdont know what word I want to use. Anyway that was fine but it took a little getting used to. Like a couple pages every time I picked the book up (which wasn’t that many times, because the book was short and pretty engaging).
The book wasn’t too tense and suspenseful. Like, it wasn’t boring either, it just sorta went along at its own pace. I liked it, actually, a lot of books are a bit too suspenseful for me and I have to put them down for a bit because it makes me nervous.
My husband has read this series before and wanted to read it again. Because he talked about it so much (and honestly, because this is a very short book), I thought I might give it a shot.
It's OK. The writing is a bit rough, a lot of what at first seem like run-on sentences. However, now that I've finished, I think this is the author's attempt to really put the reader in Gabriel Du Pre's head, almost a stream-of-consciousness writing. Sometimes it works, other times I still found it jarring.
Not sure I'll read the next one, probably depends on my frame of mind. Hubby did say that the books improve over time, and I've trusted his reviews before...lol
Very enjoyable little western. I like Peter Bowen's writing style.
Am a total fan of Peter Bowen's Books and Coyote Wind is an older one and am so glad I found a copy. These are "Western/Mystery s and Gabriel DuPre is a facinating character. As a Metis cattle brand inspector, he manages to right wrongs, not always law abiding. Many of these books have twists and you kinda want to hang out in the bar and listen to the music makers.
This is the first book in a murder mystery series about Gabriel Du Pre , a mixed blood French Indian, cattle brand inspector, who sometimes moonlights as a detective in Montana. If you like Tony Hillerman , you will enjoy this unusual character who struggles with his traditional beliefs and living in the wide open spaces
of Montana. The setting gives you a feel of the local history and people who inhabit the wild west.