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

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      Summary: "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. 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 Longbraids, the Indian guy headed for Minneapolis to join the American Indian Movement. Marcie R. Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Anishinabe Nation. She is a mother, grandmother, writer, and performance artist. A recipient of the Loft's Inroads Writers of Color Award for Native Americans, she studied under Anishinabe author Jim Northrup. Her first children's book is Pow Wow Summer (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2014). Murder on the Red River is her debut novel"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      RENDON, M. R. Murder on the Red River. First edition. [s. l.]: Cinco Puntos Press, 2017. ISBN 9781941026526. Disponível em: Acesso em: 19 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Rendon MR. Murder on the Red River. First edition. Cinco Puntos Press; 2017. Accessed February 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Rendon, M. R. (2017). Murder on the Red River (First edition.). Cinco Puntos Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Rendon, Marcie R. 2017. Murder on the Red River. First edition. Cinco Puntos Press.
    • Harvard:
      Rendon, M. R. (2017) Murder on the Red River. First edition. Cinco Puntos Press. Available at: (Accessed: 19 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Rendon, MR 2017, Murder on the Red River, First edition., Cinco Puntos Press, viewed 19 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Rendon, Marcie R. Murder on the Red River. First edition., Cinco Puntos Press, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Rendon, Marcie R. Murder on the Red River. First edition. Cinco Puntos Press, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Rendon MR. Murder on the Red River [Internet]. First edition. Cinco Puntos Press; 2017 [cited 2020 Feb 19]. Available from:


PW Reviews 2017 January #5

An appealing 19-year-old heroine, Renee "Cash" Blackbear, lifts Rendon's first mystery, set in Fargo, N.Dak., and—on the other side of the Red River—Moorhead, Minn. Sheriff Wheaton rescued Cash at age three in the aftermath of the accident in which her drunken mother rolled the family car containing Cash and her brother and sister. Lawfully separated from her family in what she considers a kidnapping, Cash grew up in a series of foster homes. Feisty, sensitive, and smart, Cash is now a farm laborer and a pool shark, and her only real friend is Wheaton. When she hears a radio announcer say one morning that Wheaton has found a body in a field on the Minnesota side of the river, she drives to the crime scene. There Wheaton enlists her aid in investigating the stabbing death of Day Dodge, a native worker from the Red Lake Reservation. Mystery readers should know that Rendon, the author of Pow Wow Summer and other children's books, focuses more on the abuses Native Americans suffer than on the efforts to solve Dodge's brutal murder. (Mar.)

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