In the kingdom of New Mexico Gangs of slavers scour the land Priests deal in captives and guns And there's a traitor deep within... Nando, twenty-two-year-old son of a Spanish Don and a Ute slave woman is commandeered to help Governor Anza save the struggling colony.

Deaths so horrible they can only be the work of witches. Nando, inadvertent sleuth, cannot be sure if the ladies he loves are the women he seeks for murder.

It’s 1788 in the Kingdom of New Mexico~ A primitive map of incalculable value emerges~ Nando, ordered to get the map home, rides hell-bent for the north. Spain’s might bears down on the lone man carrying the elusive document. Who will be first to plunder New Mexico’s treasure?

Tony Hillerman meets Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. Pam Christie continues her 18th century New Mexico mysteries in Lizard's Kill, a crafty, entertaining blend of a who-done-it and historical fiction...” - Johnny D. Boggs

The Lizard Tales trilogy is captivating reading for newcomers to the Southwest who want to understand what came before, students of the Spanish Colonial Era, history enthusiasts of every ilk, lovers of eclectic mysteries and anyone who relishes a rollicking saga.

The King's Lizard was the 2007 winner of the New Mexico Press Women’s Zia Book Award

Author signing books at Santa Fe's Collected Works book store.