Christmas Greetings

In the spirit of Christmas, I’m going to give a copy of one of my Deputy Tempe Crabtree mysteries to one of the commenters on my post today. The person I choose at random may pick the following list of books. For the first time in ages, I actually have a print copy of each one.

I’ve listed them in order, earliest book to latest.

Deadly Trail
Deadly Omen
Unequally Yoked
Wing Beat
Calling the Dead
Judgment Fire
Kindred Spirits
Dispel the Mist
Invisible Path
Bears With Us
Raging Water
Spirit Shapes

If you are unfamiliar with the series, Deputy Tempe Crabtree is a Native American resident deputy in the mountain community of Bear Creek in the Southern Sierra. She has a large area to patrol and it’s adjacent to the Bear Creek Indian Reservation. She’s married to the minister of the local church. The fact that she sometimes uses Indian rituals in order to help solve crimes has at times caused some friction in an otherwise happy marriage.

Through the years she’s learned more and more about her ethnic heritage usually through the tutoring of Nick Two John who runs the Bear Creek Inn with his significant other.

This is a great opportunity for someone to get acquainted with Tempe and Bear Creek.


To learn more about each book visit

Or check them out on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or other Internet booksellers.

23 replies
  1. Katreader
    Katreader says:

    I'm unfamiliar with this series, but I love reading Native American mysteries. I'd love to receive Deadly Trail. Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

  2. Michelle Perin
    Michelle Perin says:

    I love the Tempe books. Each one is a slice just perfect for turning down the lights, curling up in an arm chair and reading away.

  3. kk
    kk says:

    What a wonderful way to introduce new readers to your writing, Marilyn. Thank you. Happy holidays to you and yours!

  4. Jackie Taylor Zortman
    Jackie Taylor Zortman says:

    Looks like there are a lot of commenters already, but I'd love to win one of your Deputy Tempe Crabtree books, since I'm already familiar with your other series. What a wonderful thing to do for Christmas. Great idea!

  5. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I would love a copy of Deadly Trails. Love reading series books and seeing how my favorite characters progress. 🙂 Tam Morris

  6. pennyt
    pennyt says:

    I haven't read Raging Waters yet, so I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    pennyt at hotmail dot com

  7. michele rosenberg
    michele rosenberg says:

    Can't believe in all of the years I've emailed back and forth with you I've never read any of your books. I'd love to begin now.
    Michele Rosenberg

  8. KarenM
    KarenM says:

    None of you books are in our library system, and I'm anxious to read one.
    Thank you so much for your offer, and Happy Holidays.

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