James D. Doss was a well-established American author of thriller and mystery genre novels. He is exceedingly popular for creating detective Charlie Moon, a Native American character. Before he became a full-time writer, writer James D. Doss was employed at Los Alamos Laboratory in California University. Doss began his writing career with the release of the Shaman Sings, which is his debut novel. The Shaman Sings became the first book in the Charlie Moon book series. The protagonist, Charlie Moon, a rancher and a Ute Detective brought great fame to James D. Doss. A graduate of electrical engineering, James D. Doss used to work in the laboratory of California University where he specialized in particle acceleration and biomedical technology. Due to his love for writing, James D. Ross began writing many years ago, something that he continued even during his stint at the California University laboratory.
Order of Charlie Moon Series
|1||The Shaman Sings||1994|
|2||The Shaman Laughs||1995|
|3||The Shaman's Bones||1997|
|4||The Shaman's Game||1998|
|5||The Night Visitor||1999|
|7||White Shell Woman||2002|
|9||The Witch's Tongue||2004|
|14||The Widow's Revenge||2009|
|15||A Dead Man's Tale||2010|
|17||The Old Gray Wolf||2012|
After he had retired from the Los Almos Laboratory, James D. Doss became a full-time writer. While residing in Los Alamos and Taos, James D. Doss penned down some of his renowned books. After his retirement, James D. Doss used to spend his free time residing in his small cabin, which is located in Taos. Apart from penning down mystery and thriller novels, Doss also loved to travel a lot. James D. Doss loved to visit exceedingly fascinating destinations so that he could be able to use one as a setting for his novel. James D. Doss was mainly involved in camping activities in different locations so that she could be able to get different impressions of the deep canyon, an arid location, Anasazi ruins and a Sun Dance. James D. Doss has featured Charlie Moon in a number of books. Charlie Moon is a rancher and a member of the Ute Tribe.
The protagonist, Charlie Moon is also portrayed as a police investigator, in the tribal regions. While carrying out his investigations, Charlie Moon loves to use his very own, deductions methods. Moon has an aunt, Daisy Pereka, who from time to time tries to assist Moon in his investigations. Daisy Parka is described as a shaman, who is in possession of prophetic dreams and supernatural intuition. Right from the release first book in the series, author James D. Doss ensured that he released one book each year. All the books in the Charlie Moon book series, depict crime stories amalgamated with suspense and mystery together with the traditions, customs as well as the lives of Native Americans. The Charlie Moon book series consists of 17 books and were released between 1994 and 2002. The Shaman’s Game is the first book in the Charlie Moon book series and was published by Avon publishers in the year 1999.
The Charlie Moon book series has been set in Colorado, and some of the key characters include Charlie Moon and Scott Parris. At the beginning of the series, the annual Sun Dance is described as exceedingly sacred and exclusive for rituals for the Ute tribe.
James D. Doss Awards
James D. Doss is the recipient of several awards such as the IR-100, Engineer of the Year by Los Alamo’s Institute and a distinguished patent award.
James D. Doss Books into Movies
James D. Doss is yet to receive any success in the film and television industry.
Best James D. Doss Books
Shaman Sings: The first book in the Charlie Moon book series by James D. Ross. As the author’s debut novel, Shaman Sings introduces the readers to the protagonist, Scott Paris, who has been given the mandate of looking into the gruesome death of one, Priscilla Song. Priscilla Song used to a University Researcher who specialized in the field of superconductors. The primary suspect in Priscilla Song’s death is a handyman of Mexican descent who was found fleeing the crime scene. The handyman eventually begins a bloody fight towards the border, and in the process leaving behind several dead bodies. The announcement about a pending patent within the field of superconductors, in turn, lends credible evidence that Priscilla Song’s death was not all that it seemed to be. The author, James D. Doss keeps the readers guessing about the mystery by the shifting perspectives for the different characters including the tribal Daisy Perika, who has numinous visions of the odd alarm and the death compound.
Ardent followers of the series are going to be entertained by the very first glimpse of Daisy Perika’s numinous conversation with the legendary dwarf known as pitukupf who resides at the center of the earth.