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Murder on the Red River by Marcie R. Rendon
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Murder on the Red River

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Narrator Siiri Scott
Length 6 hours 3 minutes
Language English
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A murdered man in a field. The sheriff needs Cash—a twenty-something tough, smart Indian woman with special seeing powers.

Cash and Sheriff Wheaton make for a strange partnership. He pulled her from her mother’s wrecked car when she was three. He’s kept an eye out for her ever since. It’s a tough place to live—northern Minnesota along the Red River. Cash navigated through foster homes, and at thirteen was working farms. She’s tough as nails, five feet two inches, blue jeans, blue jean jacket, smokes Marlboros, drinks Bud Longnecks. Makes her living driving truck. Playing pool on the side. Wheaton is big lawman type. Maybe Scandinavian stock, but darker skin than most. He wants her to take hold of her life. Get into junior college. So there they are, staring at the dead Indian lying in the field. Soon Cash was dreaming the dead man’s cheap house on the Red Lake Reservation, mother and kids waiting. She has that kind of power. That’s the place to start looking. There’s a long and dangerous way to go to find the men who killed him. Plus there’s Jim, the married white guy. And Long Braids, the Indian guy headed for Minneapolis to join the American Indian Movement.

Marcie R. Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Anishinabe Nation. Her novel Girl Gone Missing is the second in the Cash Blackbear series. The first, Murder on the Red River won the Pinckley Women’s Debut Crime Novel Award in 2018. It was a Western Writers of America Spur Award Finalist 2018 in the Contemporary Novel category. Her two nonfiction children’s books are Pow Wow Summer and Farmer’s Market: Families Working Together. Rendon was recognized as a 50 over 50 Change-maker by MN AARP and POLLEN, 2018. With four published plays she is the creative mind of Raving Native Theater.

Siiri Scott is the head of acting and directing in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame, where she coordinates classes, directs and prepares actors for graduate training and professional careers. She received her MFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul University and has directed, performed and taught in regional theaters in Chicago, Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Seattle.

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Reviews

“This accomplished author has clearly undertaken more than a murder story…she finds new depth and an ample storytelling platform for her informed views on the historic persecution of Indians.”

“Rendon delves deep into the history of Native American communities and the danger of forcing assimilation on a community outside the mainstream of American cultural norms.”

“An appealing nineteen-year-old heroine, Renee ‘Cash’ Blackbear, lifts Rendon’s first mystery.”

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