As I mentioned last week, Lori G. Armstrong’s Mercy Kill is on my list of best reads for 2011. Armstrong, who won the 2010 Shamus Award for No Mercy, wrote another Dakota-set mystery series before she began the Mercy Gunderson series: the Julie Collins mysteries. The four mysteries revolve around her search for her Lakota half-brother’s killer; a missing Native American child; a missing Native American woman and what is possibly an illegally covered up burial ground; and a suspicious elder-care facility.
Right now each of the four Julie Collins mysteries is available for Kindle for $3.99 (a good markdown from the $7.99 mmpb price) or as a bundle for $9.99, which is an excellent price IMO. Go check her books out!
(For a non-spoilery summary, check out this post.)
ETA: I’m noticing a lot of words smashed together in the Kindle for iPhone version. The wordsmash doesn’t appear to be happening on my Kindle though. The excessive comma usage is consistent with the over/misuse in the print edition. (But, or And, etc.)