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Know the West

The Pictograph Murders

  The Pictograph Murders
P.G. Karamesines
352 pages, softcover: $21.95
Signature Books, 2004.

P.G. Karamesines combines pot hunting, witchcraft, and murder in a chilling first novel set on an archaeological dig in southern Utah. A sinister stranger appears in the field camp; he models himself on Coyote, the legendary Indian trickster. When Alex McKelvey, an archaeology student, unwittingly falls into the role of Rabbit, Coyote’s adversary, she becomes enmeshed with the stranger in a terrifying dance of self-discovery.