Mark Sublette Releases Second Novel

Kayenta Crossing is second in Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series.

Published online courtesy of Western Art Collector, May 2013

Kayenta Book

On July 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. Sublette will be signing copies of Kayenta Crossing, the second installment of the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series, at his Santa Fe Medicine Man Gallery. The new book is set on the Navajo Reservation north of Kayenta, Arizona, where Dr. Carson Riddly begins his family practice stint.

When a murder occurs, everyone becomes a suspect, even the doctor. Riddly reaches out to art dealer Charles Bloom to help solve the case. Together they must crack the mystery before they become next on the growing list of victims.

As a medical professional, Sublette could relate with Riddly. "There's no doubt a bit of myself is incorporated into the Carson character," he says. "I could relate to many of the situations he felt as a fresh young doctor out of residency thrown into the lion's den of a rural clinic, where you were the only doctor for miles around." While the books he writes are fiction, 20 years experience as an art dealer has allowed Sublette to see a spectrum of real-life scenarios with dealers and collectors.

Photos in Kayenta Crossing were taken by Sublette himself, who adds, "I believe the additional visual references enhance the story line. For me, being surrounded by the geography and the local residences was immensely helpful in writing my books." The third installment in the series, titled Hidden Canyon, will beavailable summer 2014.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

602A Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501 (866) 894-7451 www.medicinemangallery.com

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery is known for its eclectic mix of Native American art and Western paintings and sculpture. It carries a large selection of Navajo rugs and blankets, Pueblo pottery, Southwest and California baskets, kachinas, old pawn jewelry and beadwork. Along with its location on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery is located in Tucson, Arizona.

Upcoming shows at the Santa Fe location include Francis Livingston - Canyon Road Past and Present, a solo exhibit held July 5 to 19. July 26 to August 9 will be an exhibit of new works by Howard Post along with a book signing on opening night from 5 to 7 p.m. August 9 to 23 will bring the 15th annual Maria Martinez and Family Show and Sale. Shonto Begay will present his latest pieces August 16 to 30.