Alibi V.17 No.20 • May 15-21, 2008 

Local Lexicon

Summer Reads

Avenging Victorio

Avenging Victorio

Dave DeWitt
Rio Grande Books
Hardcover
$24.95

Drawing on his grasp and sensibility of Apache customs, rituals and humor, best-selling author Dave DeWitt weaves a fast-paced, engaging saga of death and revenge. A tale of how—using guerilla warfare, evading the Cavalry and dodging Buffalo Soldiers—the Apache won!

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque

Stephen Ausherman
Menasha Ridge Press
Paperback
$18.95

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque hits classic trails and uncovers paths where no guidebook has gone before. Find ancient pueblos, ghost towns, slot canyons, strange hoodoos and other treasures in the heart of New Mexico, all just a day trip or less from the Duke City.

Coyota

Coyota

Martha Egan
Papalote Press
Paperback
$11.95

Nena Herrera-Casey’s life in Albuquerque is placid—teaching Spanish at UNM and selling Latin American handicrafts at the flea market. But when she overhears two rogue DEA agents conspire to crash her former student’s plane, she becomes their target as her worst nightmare stalks her through the Mexican desert.

How Can I Keep From Singing: The Ballad of Pete Seeger

How Can I Keep From Singing: The Ballad of Pete Seege

David King Dunaway
Villard Press
Paperback
$18

An inside history of musician Pete Seeger, drawing on hundreds of exclusive interviews with Seeger, his family, friends and fellow musicians. How Can I Keep From Singing reveals, for the first time, details of FBI and CIA spying on folk musicians in the '40s and '50s and details of Seeger's involvement in the Communist Party.

Perilous Pursuit on the Santa Fe Trail

Perilous Pursuit on the Santa Fe Trail

Inez Ross
Ashley House
Hardcover
$22.95

Two women sleuths pursue a villain down the modern-day Santa Fe Trail from Missouri to New Mexico. Romance, suspense, skulduggery and a ghost meet in a romp toward a dangerous rendezvous in historic Santa Fe.

Compiled by the New Mexico Book Co-op. For more information on local authors and their works, visit nmbookcoop.com.