Skeleton Picnic (Poisoned Pen $24.95 or $14.95) is the sequel to On Deadly Ground, two books set in Kanab near the Vermillion Cliffs and perfect for fans of Tony Hillerman.
Third generation Kanab, Utah residents, Rolly and Abigail Rogers, come from a long line of dedicated pot hunters who scour the desert southwest in search of valuable antiquities. When the couple fails to return from a weekend pot hunting trip, an unofficial local industry along the desolate Arizona Strip, local Sheriff Charley Sutter turns to BLM Law Enforcement Ranger J.D. Books for help. When Books searches the missing couple’s home for clues about their disappearance, he discovers the house has been burglarized and a valuable collection of ancient Anasazi and Fremont Indian antiquities stolen. Soon a search and rescue operation finds the Rogers’ truck and trailer at an abandoned campsite near an ancient Anasazi ruin… Pot hunters, armed Indian police, and assorted citizens populate this second entry in a Utah series after On Deadly Ground ($15). For Hillerman fans.
Michael Norman is a writer and retired journalism professor who lives in an absolutely unhaunted house near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St.Paul. Beth Scott, who died in early 1994, was full-time freelance writer for more than thirty-five years.