Edition: Paperback original - first printing.
Bakersfield, CA: Golden Eagle Press, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - The first title in the interesting Tempe Crabtree mystery series. The resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small community in the southern Sierra, Tempe Crabtree must do her job while adjusting to a new marriage and raising her teenaged son. Part Yanduchi Indian, Tempe is in the process of learning about her heritage. Her involvement with her job and in Native American ways causes problems in her relationship with her husband, Hutch, the minister of the local community church. In this book, a candidate for princess is murdered at a Native American Pow Wow while Tempe is working there in her capacity as deputy. SIGNED by the author on the title page. ISBN: 1-891940-031.
Condition: Fine (a new copy). While these are pocket paperback in size, they are printed on good quality paper with a striking cover designs by Ron Odum.