Best known for his contemporary mystery novels set in the American West and featuring mixed-race lawman Gabriel Du Pré, Peter Bowen is also the author of the Yellowstone Kelly books. The New York Times Book Review raved that "Peter Bowen writes mysteries that are truly mysterious — informed by Western legend, steeped in Indian superstition. . . . Riding with Du Pré is some kind of enchantment." Bowen lives in Montana.