Coyote Waits (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #10)

Coyote Waits (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #10)

by Tony Hillerman
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Coyote Waits (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #10) by Tony Hillerman

The car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez—a bullet did. And the old man in possession of the murder weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated by the slaying of his good friend Del, and confounded by the prime suspect's refusal to utter a single word of confession or denial.

Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believes there is much more to this outrage than what appears on the surface, as he and Jim Chee set out to unravel a complex weave of greed and death that involves a historical find and a lost fortune. But the hungry and mythical trickster Coyote is waiting, as always, in the shadows to add a strange and deadly new twist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061808371
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/26/2009
Series: Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series , #10
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 127,569
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to France 's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group’s Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction’s Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.

Hometown:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Birth:

May 27, 1925

Date of Death:

October 26, 2008

Place of Birth:

Sacred Heart, Oklahoma

Place of Death:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Education:

B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1946; M.A., University of New Mexico, 1966

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Coyote Waits 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Navajo Police are on the lookout for a murderer, who left one of their officers in flames in his own patrol vehicle on Navajo Reservation land. Could this have been done by a intoxicated individual that Officer Chee finds? Can Lt. Leaphorn's Dectetive skills assist Chee in this one? And are some rocks, not too far from there, being painted for a reason, or is it just vandalism. I had a difficult time putting this book down. The suspense starts right away in the first two chapters. This has so far become a top favorite book of mine.
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newmexicoismyheart More than 1 year ago
Still living up to all I expect in his books.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My first attempt at a Hillerman novel. It was reasonably entertaining but seemed to be just another cop/mystery book that follows the same formula as all of the others. The characters were, at least, somewhat interesting. I'm not sure that I'll go looking for another in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written by hillerman from then on seemed he was using discarded stories plots outlines filling in from notebooks sometimes this works but the seams showed from this book on .it is hard to realize that creative juice dries up in an author and repeating does not put off the fan as change does trying to keep up with trends is a sure downer