Master storyteller Tony Hillerman reunited Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee in an intricately woven mystery involving two seemingly unrelated cases--one about grave robbing to protest a museum's policy of not returning ancestral remains to Native Americans . . . the other concerning a murder victim whose body has been carefully stripped of identification. . .
Evoking in a way only he can the striking beauty of the Southwest and the Navajo people, Hillerman is at the top of his form in thie stunning new mystery that proves anew why his work is--as the Los Angeles Times has state--"unique in American crime fiction."
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Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors.
But with each peeled-back layer, it becomes shockingly clear that these two cases are mysteriously connected—and that others are pursuing Highhawk, with lethal intentions. And the search for answers to a deadly puzzle is pulling Leaphorn and Chee into the perilous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, and living gods.Product Description:
A body is found beside the railway track in the deserts of New Mexico with a note in the pocket bearing the location of an old woman and an obscure Navajo ceremony, Yeibichai or "Talking God". There is also the name of Henry Highhawk, a sinister campaigner for Navajo rights.
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Advance Copy. Collectible - Softcover - Advanced Reading Copy! New - unused and unread. Bookseller Inventory # D4W-0060161183
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Book Description Book Condition: New. Ships From Canada. Some writing on the 3rd page, otherwise new Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 239 p. Audience: General/trade; General/trade. From Publishers Weekly: Hillerman's latest is not quite up to his best standards, but it's still a wonderfully readable, involving mystery. Here he sets Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee in Washington, D.C., as each uses vacation time to follow separate cases that will connect in a clash of violence at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History. Chee has come at the request of Janet Pete, a Navajo lawyer with a case that involves a ceremonial mask of Yeibichai, or Talking God, maternal grandfather of all the other Navajo gods, and a museum curator named Henry Highhawk, who claims Navajo ancestry and wants to be included on tribal rolls. Leaphorn's interest rises from a puzzling homicide case--an unidentified corpse found near Gallup, N.M., with a note mentioning a pending Yeibichai ceremony. Just as L. Bookseller Inventory # 8670107072
Book Description Harper & Row, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060161183
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