The Fallen Man (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #12)

The Fallen Man (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #12)


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The Fallen Man (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #12) by Tony Hillerman, George Guidall

Sprawled on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain for eleven years lies an unknown body, now only bones. At Cabyon de Chelly, three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a sniper shoots an old canyon guide who has always walked that pollen path in peace. At his home in Window Rock, Joe Leaphorn, newly retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, connects skeleton and sniper, and remembers an old puzzle he could never solve. At his office in Shiprock, Acting Lieutenant Jim Chee is too busy to take much interest in the case - until it hits too close to home. Bringing the beauty and mystery of the Southwest to vivid life once again, Tony Hillerman has reunited Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee in an evocative mystery in which the past and the present join forces in a most unholy union.

Author Biography:

Tony Hillerman is past president of the Mystery Writers of America and has received their Edgar and Grand Master awards. His other honors include the Center for the American Indian's Ambassador Award, the Silver Spur Award for best novel set in the West, and the Navajo Tribe's Special Friend Award. He lives with his wife, Marie, in Albuquerque, NM.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402562853
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Series: Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series , #12
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 5.69(h) x 1.00(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.


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


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

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The eleven year wait for finding a man may be over, unfortunatly eleven years too late if it happens to be the same skeleton found to be those of Hal Breedlove, who had been missing for eleven years. And did the body fall off the Shiprock mountain, or was it a planned murder? Acting Lt. Jim Chee, and retired Lt. Leaphorn look for clues that may refresh what was overlooked in the investigation eleven years ago. The bones were found not too far from where there is a investigation into cattle rustling. A possible way to kill two birds with one stone if there is a connection. But one of the few things that they have to go by is a journal that was left by a old man who had a weak physical condition, and was keeping daily track of things going on visably around him. Will it be enough, or will it be another long wait to find out what happened to Hal Breedlove?
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