Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place -- a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn's pursuit of a Wolf-Witch is leading him where even the bravest men fear ... on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder.Enhanced CD: CD features an interactive program which can be viewed on your computer, including: a photo galary, an author Q&A and a 35 years of excellence timeline.
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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.About the Author:
Tony Hillerman was the former president of the Mystery Writers of America and received its Edgar® and Grand Master awards. His other honors include the Center for the American Indianís Ambassador Award, the Silver Spur Award for the best novel set in the West, and the Navajo Tribeís Special Friend Award. He lived with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Book Description 1970 MacMillan, 1970. pp201 small price label removed leaving slight scruffy mark on d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 04473
Book Description Harper & Row, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. ex-library;dust jacket mylar covered/flaps pasted;dust jacket has tears, chipped, missing 1/2" at top of spine and 1 1/2" at top adjoining spine;library markings;some pages stained, chipped;cocked;worn foreedges;signed by Hillerman 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1943