Shaman Winter begins with rashes of unsolved abductions
Shaman Winter accepts the third-place title in the Sonny Baca Mystery Quartet written by Rudolfo Alfonso Anaya (born October 30, 1937), as:
• the Land of Enchantment’s anthologist, counselor, editor, essayist, folklorist, historian, myth-maker, novelist, storyteller;
• the United States of America’s forty-seventh state’s living treasure; and
• the University of New Mexico’s emeritus literature professor in Albuquerque.
The detective novel belongs in the mystery novel series lineup between:
• Book #1, Zia Summer;
• Book #2, Rio Grande Fall; and
• Book #4, Jemez Spring.
Journeys through a year’s seasons in Albuquerque, mile-high city at 5,312 feet (1,619.09 meters), carry private eye Sonny Baca into winter in a wheelchair because of misused defibrillators in a cocaine- and heroin-filled warehouse.