Dry Bones in the Valley, Tom Bouman

Very beautifully written - the descriptive passages, ranging from natural beauty to the sordid dwellings, were haunting. Terrific mystery with several nice, unexpected twists. Just overall a brilliant book. I'm looking forward to reading the second in Bouman's series!

Later: My only regret, the more I think about it, is that I wish the case had been tied to the land rights. The nephew would have been a fantastically unexpected villain.