Skinwalkers (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #7)

Skinwalkers (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #7)

by Tony Hillerman
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Skinwalkers (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #7) by Tony Hillerman

Navajo Tribal Police Officer Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn investigate murders that lead them into spine-tingling and mystical world of Navajo witchcraft. 

Three unsolved homicides and an attempt on Chee's life have left the Navajo Tribal Police baffled.  Are the murders somehow connected, although they occurred 120 miles apart?  Or are they random acts of violence?  Chee and Leaphorn's efforts to solve the seemingly unrelated individual crimes leave them with clues that point toward one suspect, in this suspenseful mystery. Performed by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060156954
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/1987
Series: Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series , #7
Pages: 224

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've recently begun working my way through Tony Hillerman's mysteries set in the Southwest. What I like best about them are the Navajo characters, Officer Jim Chee and Lt. Joe Leaphorn, drawn with real affection and insight. Most of the action takes place in their heads as they put together the pieces of various crime investigations, using their intimate knowledge of tribal life to illuminate clues that would go unnoticed by outsiders. If you've visited the areas of New Mexico and Arizona where the Navajo Reservation bumps up against white America, you'll enjoy being let in on that world in more detail. The bleakly beautiful landscapes as well as the way of life of Navajos and Hopis color these tales and make them unforgettable. Although Leaphorn and Chee were each the protagonists of earlier Hillerman books, "Skinwalkers" is the first that pairs them up, and they're a classic duo. Faced with solving three Reservation homicides, many miles apart, that at first appear unconnected but slowly begin to reveal aspects of witchcraft, the two lawmen learn to respect each other's process. As events accelerate and revelations come quickly upon one another, the nailbiter of a climax will keep you on pins and needles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Leaphorn/Chee stoies, and this one is another winner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Suspense starts off in the very first Chapter. A Triangle of Homicides are being investigated by Lt. Leaphorn in Navajoland. Officer Chee joins him after avoiding being murdered himself. Is a Skinwalker (witch) the connection to this Bloodbath? They say theres nothing to fear but fear itself, that why id be scared to be in this Suspenseful and 7/8ths Mystery. Read this Book!!!!! Also see it on PBS Mystery.
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skinwalkers is the perfect novel from a realativly unknown writer.Tony Hilerman is a great mystery writer that not really all that famous.He is now my favorite writer I've ever read.I realy suggest that you read this book .It is very entertaining for a serious reader or just right for a beginer reader like me.