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The Resource Scalp dance : a Sam Chitto mystery, Lu Clifton

Scalp dance : a Sam Chitto mystery, Lu Clifton

Label
Scalp dance : a Sam Chitto mystery
Title
Scalp dance
Title remainder
a Sam Chitto mystery
Statement of responsibility
Lu Clifton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This mystery mingles Choctaw culture, science, and murder and features Lieutenant Sam Chitto of the Oklahoma Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, who considers himself a man of principal. He's a man of the Law--the letter of the Law--and he's a man of his word. But he's at a breaking point, ready to quit the force. His father's murder is ten-years cold, his young wife's premature death haunts him, and tribal police in Oklahoma are being prevented from ensuring the People receive justice. A mix of tribal and non-tribal lands has created a checkerboard law enforcement community--federal, state, municipal and Indian--a land that lawbreakers jokingly refer to as lawless. Indian women are the ones paying the highest price. One in three can expect to be raped in her lifetime, and tribal police cannot arrest the assailant if he is not Indian. And then, Chitto is assigned to work undercover on a mystifying case. In pre-dawn light, a sacred Choctaw ceremonial ground is transformed into an execution site. The naked, beheaded corpse is the husband of a Chickasaw woman and stepfather to her young daughter. Except for the victim's driver's license, no evidence is left behind--with one exception: his freshly laundered clothes retain the odor of fabric softener. A series of seemingly unrelated incidents come together to help Chitto solve the case, but he is forced to make a decision that could not only challenge his personal code of ethics but also cost a man his life"54 --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clifton, Lu
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.L534
LC item number
S23 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indian reservation police
  • Murder
  • Choctaw Indians
  • Rape victims
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Oklahoma
Label
Scalp dance : a Sam Chitto mystery, Lu Clifton
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118557553
  • 31223118557538
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781432831295
Lccn
2015022037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 993168893
  • (OCoLC)912045022
Label
Scalp dance : a Sam Chitto mystery, Lu Clifton
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118557553
  • 31223118557538
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781432831295
Lccn
2015022037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 993168893
  • (OCoLC)912045022

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