The Silent Spirit

The Silent Spirit

Audiobook CD - 2010
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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.
Topical Term: O'Malley, John (Fictitious character)
Holden, Vicky (Fictitious character)
Women lawyers
Arapaho Indians
Domestic fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2010
ISBN: 9781440783050
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 11 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Strozier, Henry


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Sep 21, 2016

This series entry uses Tim McCoy, a real cowboy who knew the Arapahos, who became a star in the silent movies. He brought some Wind River Arapahos to Hollywood to be extras in Westerns at a time they desperately needed the money. Coel has one of them disappear, with major repercussions for his family generations later. Father John, just returned from sabbatical in Rome, picks up a young hitchhiker, a parishioner on his way to Hollywood to learn the truth about his great grandfather who didn't come home. The young man, just out of prison, where he got clean of drugs, seeks the truth, as a gift for the grandfather who raised him. When Fr. John finds his body a few days later, and his death is attributed to drugs, John seeks the truth. Meanwhile, Vicky has a phone call from a man who claims he killed someone in self defense; he weeps over the fear that he'll have to return to prison and lose his young son. The two cases converge and, as usual, the two work well to solve the cases. This entry adds to our historical knowledge of the Arapahos.


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