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Rock with Wings: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel
     

Rock with Wings: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel

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by Anne Hillerman
 

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Amazon Best Mystery of 2015

Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter.

Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect

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Amazon Best Mystery of 2015

Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter.

Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of police work. But two cases will call them back from their short vacation and separate them—one near Shiprock, and the other at iconic Monument Valley.

Chee follows a series of seemingly random and cryptic clues that lead to a missing woman, a coldblooded thug, and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be a gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout from a drug bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a fire in the middle of nowhere, and looking into an ambitious solar energy development with long-ranging consequences for Navajo land.

Under the guidance of their mentor, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, Bernie and Chee will navigate unexpected obstacles and confront the greatest challenge yet to their skills, commitment, and courage.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
Advance Praise for Rock With Wings “With a background of tribal law and custom, Anne Hillerman ties up multiple subplots in concise prose, evoking the beauty of the desert and building suspense to a perilous climax. Tony would be proud.”

In her second Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee novel, Anne Hillerman continues the fine sleuthing work done by her late dad Toby. In Rock with Wings, Sergeant Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, grapple with two cases marked by mounds (sometimes literal) of conflicting clues. Colorful characters; palpable regional atmosphere; and compelling mysteries. Editor's recommendation.

Publishers Weekly
03/02/2015
In her worthy sequel to 2013’s Spider Woman’s Daughter, Hillerman continues the exploits of the beloved Navajo cops of MWA Grand Master Tony Hillerman (1925–2008). Officer Bernadette Manuelito, Sgt. Jim Chee’s wife, makes a routine traffic stop of a speeding car on a New Mexico road that morphs into a mystery when the nervous driver tries to bribe her—but the only suspicious cargo he has are two boxes of dirt. Meanwhile, Chee takes a security assignment in Monument Valley, where a movie is being filmed, and finds not only a missing person but a newly dug grave. Although Lt. Joe Leaphorn is still greatly handicapped by the injury he suffered in the previous book, his mind is sharp and his insights help both Chee and Manuelito solve some problems. Hillerman uses the southwestern setting as effectively as her late father did while skillfully combining Native American lore with present-day social issues. Agent: Elizabeth Trupin-Pulli, JET Literary Associates. (May)
Library Journal
05/01/2015
Married Navajo tribal cops Bernadette "Bernie" Manuelito and Jim Chee (last seen in the Spur Award-winning Spider Woman's Daughter) hope to relax with some vacation time in Monument Valley, but their police work calls them back to duty. Chee stays in Monument Valley on special assignment to a movie company and deals with a missing person and a mysterious gravesite. Bernie, back on patrol near Shiprock, NM, stops a car as part of a drug bust only to find a trunk filled with boxes of dirt. Further investigation leads Bernie to a representative of a company seeking to install solar panels on the reservation. It's retired Lt. Joe Leaphorn, Chee's mentor, recovering from a near-fatal shooting, who connects the two cases. VERDICT In this action-filled adventure the author follows in her late father Tony Hillerman's footsteps, blending vivid descriptions of the striking Southwestern vistas with absorbing detective work that will keep readers enthralled. Of interest to all Hillerman fans and enthusiasts of mysteries with a strong sense of place. [See Prepub Alert, 11/17/14.]—Patricia Ann Owens, formerly with Illinois Eastern Community Colls., Mt. Carmel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062270528
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/24/2015
Series:
Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
53,436
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Hillerman is an award-winning reporter, the author of several nonfiction books and the New York Times bestselling novel Spider Woman's Daughter, and the daughter of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Rock with Wings: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters seem so real with the rich descriptions SW scenery as an extra bonus. I can't wait for the next book in the series. It is amazing how the seemingly unrelated story lines all come together in surprising ways before the book ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne' s books are as entertaining as her Father's. I am so happy she is caring on the legacy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every word!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And this one as well! I read all of her father's books and I must say she may be even better!! That is high praise indeed. I look forward to the next book...and the next...and the next!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I expected I would, I liked this book immensely. I am so glad Ms.Hillerman is continuing her father's stories about Leaphorn, Chee and the others. This was an excellent mystery with interesting characters and lots of local color.
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Book-WomanRS More than 1 year ago
Very good book. We could all use Navajo values.
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This is well written and will keep you guessing till the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the money!
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Classic Mystery format. Lately there are so many in depth incidents and characters that are just stretchers and fillers all happens in last chapter and one is left with where did that happen and who is that this is still a borrow not buy i hope she can get it together for the next one less is more why not more humor one fatal injury questionable and one or two minor incidents i am thinking the judge dee series format would work here skip angst and try more straight sheriff procedures we can but hope page counter
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Good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Packed into a mudled unsatisfactiry conclusion