Indian School Days - A CHARLES BLOOM MURDER MYSTERY (BOOK SIX) (Hardcover)
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In the sixth book in the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series…
In 1961, two Navajo boys must bet each other’s lives—and risk their most prized possessions—to escape the wrath of the sadistic headmaster of a Gallup Indian boarding school. The white devil and his spawn will stop at nothing—not even murder—to acquire the objects of their desire.
Fifty years later, a brush with death draws Rachael Yellowhorse and Charles Bloom back to the Navajo reservation, where they unwittingly stumble on a decades-old secret of child abuse and stolen heirlooms. Charles and Rachael must pick the awful lock of truth before deadly traps for the Navajo boys—now grown men—are sprung. The extended Bloom family also is in peril as the circle of life closes in on all those involved, and the white crosses in the graveyard of Two Trees Indian School yearn for justice.
About the Author
Mark Sublette is the founder of Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson and Santa Fe. He is a formal naval physician who specialized in sports medicine. He is the author of BETWEEN THE WHITE LINES and the CHARLES BLOOM MURDER MYSTERY SERIES which includes PAINT BY NUMBERS, KAYENTA CROSSING, HIDDEN CANYON and STONE MEN. Sublette has published numerous catalogs and magazine articles on Native American and art subjects and is considered an authority on the lifework of Maynard Dixon. He has been a featured speaker on Native American art and Maynard Dixon at the Palm Springs Art Museum, US Embassy Santiago Chile, Booth Museum Cartersville, Georgia, Oakland Museum of California, Gilcrease Museum Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Tucson Museum of Art. Sublette’s involvement in the arts is all encompassing. A constant student of the many areas he delves into, he is happy to pass along his knowledge. The delight in sharing his passion is evident as he speaks and in his novels.
“Mark Sublette hits all the right notes in his latest Charles Bloom Murder Mystery, Indian School Days. The abhorrent treatment of a young Navajo student leads, fifty years later, to a deadly matchup with unexpected consequences.” — Jean-Paul and Rebecca Valette, authors of Navajo Weavings with Ceremonial Themes
“A fast-paced race for survival through the Navajo Nation, stolen Navajo heirlooms that must be found and a fifty-year-old secret too terrifying to tell. Sublette once more delivers.” — Mark Winter, author of The Master Weavers and owner of the Historic Toadlena Trading Post
“Indian School Days beautifully combines Navajo art and history set against a riveting and engaging mystery that gradually unfolds to the reader. This is something that only a person with Sublette’s expertise and understanding could pull off. A great novel as well as a lesson in Navajo history.” — Joshua Rose, editor of Western Art Collector, American Art Collector, and Native American Art