In the third book of the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series… For a thousand years a hidden canyon on Rachael Yellowhorse’s ancestral lands and the adjacent property owned by the Manygoats family has protected a masterpiece of petroglyphs deep inside the Navajo nation. These ancient works of art hold a secret with a power so strong their Anasazi makers kept them out of the reach of mere mortal human beings. At his Santa Fe Indian Market show, gallery owner Charles Bloom unwittingly promotes the sacred rock-art images and sets in motion a cascading series of events that leads to the worst kind of human being searching out these hidden petroglyphs. Little could Bloom know that his discerning eye for art would connect him to a chain of murders stretching back 40 years earlier and to an individual who is not a collector of Native art but a psychopathic killer, the likes of which the Dine have no word to describe. Bloom will need all his observational skills to spot the killer before its too late. Its a race against ancient history and for Bloom, time may finally run out.
“From California in the sixties to cryptic petroglyphs in snowy Navajoland today, this art mystery finds Santa Fe gallery owner Bloom drawn into a deadly web involving a Bay Area police detective, Southern California jingle composer, conniving murderer, and Indian artists.” – Wolf Schneider, contributing editor, abqARTS.
“Medical doctor, art dealer and now author, Mark Sublette delivers his best Charles Bloom murder mystery yet. Rare petroglyphs, music and art all collide on the Navajo reservation creating a page turner you’re not likely to forget.” – Mark Winter, author of The Master Weavers and owner of the Historic Toadlena Trading Post.
“Mark Sublette has managed to capture the spirit of not just the Southwest but also the fascinating art market that he knows so well. Only someone with his depth of experience is capable of blending these two worlds in such an accurate yet absorbing way! ” – Joshua Rose, editor of Western Art Collector.