A noted anthropologist vanishes at a moonlit Indian ruin where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground for profit. When two corpses appear amid stolen goods and bones at an ancient burial site, Navajo Tribal Policemen Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth the astonishing truth behind a mystifying series of horrific murders.
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Tony Hillerman is past president of 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 the best novel set in the West, the Navajo Tribe's Special Friend Award, the National Media Award from the American Anthropological Association, the Public Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Nero Wolfe Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book, an honorary life membership in the Western Literature Association, and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policiére. In addition to his election to Phi Beta Kappa, Tony Hillerman has been named Doctor of Humane Letters at Arizona State University and at Oregon's Portland State University. He lives with his wife, Marie, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.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.
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061000043
Book Description HarperPaperbacks/HarperCollins, New York, NY, 1990. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. Mario Ferro (Map) (illustrator). First Edition, 8th Printing. NEW Copy w/trace edge wear & small loss to upper front corner of softcover. Finely crafted mystery starring the Navajo Tribal Police from Tony Hillerman (1925- 2008) in which Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, Officer Jim Chee, and a noted anthropologist are involved in the strange case of a dispoiled ancient Anasazi, pre-Navajo, burial site. Map preceeds this tale of horrific and mystifying murders. Bookseller Inventory # 013260
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