A friend's suspicious death brings a Native American investigator back home to the reservation, where she faces a puzzling mystery and family conflict.
Fraud investigator Sunny Davis returns to her childhood home, an Indian reservation in Nevada, for her best friend Gina's funeral, and she finds that nothing is what it seems. Sunny can't believe that Gina would shoot herself in front of her young children. Gina's family is disengaged and evasive. And when Sunny receives a psychic vision of Gina's brutal death and senses that Gina's spirit is contacting her, she becomes determined to find the truth.
Sunny's investigation leads her deep into a complex mystery, her tribal culture's spiritual beliefs, and the secrets that tore apart Gina's family and threaten her own. Whispers in the Wind introduces a new kind of detective hero in Sunny Davis, a smart and tough investigator who solves cases with equal parts deductive logic, psychic perception and spiritual intuition, in a story that portrays grief, courage, and compelling insights into Native American families.
- Intriguing female Native American protagonist: a new kind of fictional detective, main character Sunny Davis is a smart, capable, fraud investigator whose psychic powers are rooted in her Native American spirituality. Sunny is a fully realised character, equally at home in the modern world and her native culture.
- In-depth, realistic depiction of Native American society, culture, and spirituality.
About the Author
- Intricate plotted mystery with multiple leads and red herrings.
Realistic characters and family conflict.
Veronica Giolli's mystery stories have previously appeared in The Poison Pen. She was a founding member of Writers of the Purple Sage Publishing Consortium in Reno, Nevada. While living on a reservation Giolli acquired firsthand knowledge of tribal customs and spiritual practices. This in part provided the inspiration to write Whispers in the Wind.
"A spellbinding work encased in the spiritual world of an American Indian reservation where visions reveal the truth in the mysterious and brutal death of a close friend who seeks peace in a crumbling afterlife."--Elias Castillo, author of A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California's Indians by the Spanish Missions
"A unique and inherently riveting read from first page to last."--Wisconsin Bookwatch