"Jake Page is one of the Southwest's most distinguished writers."—The Denver Post
A bizarre murder leaves two teenagers dead in a desert arroyo, their naked bodies side by side, face up under the New Mexican sun. Near them, etched in stone, is a symbol unlike any Native American marking. What does it signify? The puzzle is made to order for Mo Bowdre's quirky and capacious intelligence. But Bowdre, a wildlife sculptor and occasional sleuth, may be in over his head, as he becomes embroiled in a possible case of ritual killing—and a certain malice. . . .
Praise for A Certain Malice
"In a long tradition of oddball amateur detectives, the flamboyant Bowdre is a welcome addition. He's certainly offbeat and larger than life."—L.A. Life
"Page's mysteries are standouts."—The Houston Chronicle
"Move over, Tony Hillerman"—The Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer