Gabriel Du Pré, the Métis fiddle player and Montana lawman created by Peter Bowen, returns in the 15th book of the series, Solus. Bowen will read from and discuss the novel at Livingston’s Elk River Books on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.
In Solus, Du Pré comes to the aid of a whistleblower, on the run from the henchmen of a billionaire military contractor, while also tracking down an eagle hunter stalking the nearby hills. According to the publisher, Solus is “packed with pulse-pounding suspense, wry humor and the romance of small-town Montana.”
“Peter Bowen does for Montana what Tony Hillerman does for New Mexico,” writes the Midwest Book Review. “Anyone who has not read a Gabriel Du Pré mystery is missing out on something special.”
In addition to his Gabriel Du Pré books, Bowen is the author of four historical novels based on the life of Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly. He is a poet and musician, and has made a living as a cowboy, and a hunting and fishing guide. He has lived most of his life in Montana, mainly in Bozeman and Livingston. He writes, “I intend to live and die in the West, my native land, and write about it. It is what I do.”
The free event will be held upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. in Livingston, and will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information, call 333-2330.