With newly wedded officers jim chee and bernie Manuelito just back from their honeymoon, the legendary ex-lawman is on his own to pick up the threads of a crime he'd once thought impossible to untangle. Retirement has never sat well with former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. Now the ghosts of a still-unsolved case are returning to haunt him, reawakened by a photograph in a magazine spread of a one-of-a-kind Navajo rug, a priceless work of woven art that was supposedly destroyed in a suspicious fire many years earlier.
Skeleton Man A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 17HarperCollins e-books - Hailed as "a wonderful storyteller" by the new york times, and a "national and literary cultural sensation" by the Los Angeles Times, bestselling author Tony Hillerman is back with another blockbuster novel featuring the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee. Former navajo tribal police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn comes out of retirement to help investigate what seems to be a trading post robbery.
A simple-minded kid nailed for the crime is the cousin of an old colleague of Sergeant Jim Chee. He needs help and chee, and his fiancée Bernie Manuelito, decide to provide it. Proving the kid's innocence requires finding the remains of one of 172 people whose bodies were scattered among the cliffs of the Grand Canyon in an epic airline disaster 50 years in the past.
Skeleton Man A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 17 - It's a race to the finish in a thunderous monsoon storm to see who will survive, who will be brought to justice, and who will finally unearth the Skeleton Man. These two tense tales collide deep in the canyon at the place where an old man died trying to build a cult reviving reverence for the Hopi guardian of the Underworld.
. The daughter of the long-dead diamond dealer is also seeking his body. That passenger had handcuffed to his wrist an attaché case filled with a fortune in—one of which seems to have turned up in the robbery. But with hillerman, it can't be that simple. So is a most unpleasant fellow willing to kill to make sure she doesn't succeed.
The Wailing Wind A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 15HarperCollins e-books - Denton had shot the swindler, confessed the homicide, called the police, and done his short prison time. And while denton was killing him, four children trespassing among the rows of empty bunkers in the long-abandoned Wingate Ordnance Depot called in an odd report to the police. The first golden Calf victim had been there just hours before Denton killed him.
No mystery there. Except why did the rich man's bride vanish? The cynics said she was part of the swindle plot. To officer bernadette manuelito, the man curled up on the truck seat was just another drunk—which got Bernie in trouble for mishandling a crime scene—which got Sergeant Jim Chee in trouble with the FBI—which drew Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn out of retirement and back into the old "Golden Calf" homicide, a case he had hoped to forget.
The Wailing Wind A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 15 - Nothing had seemed complicated about that earlier one. She'd fled when it failed. A con game had gone sour. But the questions raised by this second Golden Calf murder aren't answered until Leaphorn solves the puzzle left by the first one and discovers what the young trespassers heard in the wailing wind. He believed in love, and thus the Golden Calf case still troubled him.
A swindler had tried to sell wealthy old Wiley Denton the location of one of the West's multitude of legendary lost gold mines. They had heard, in the wind wailing around the old buildings, what sounded like music and the cries of a woman.
The First Eagle A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 13HarperCollins e-books - Now retired from the navajo tribal police, Leaphorn has been hired to find a hot-headed female biologist hunting for the key to a virulent plague lurking in the Southwest. Jim chee catches a hopi poacher huddled over a butchered Navajo Tribal police officer, he has an open-and-shut case--until his former boss, Joe Leaphorn, blows it wide open.
The scientist disappeared from the same area the same day the Navajo cop was murdered. Is she a suspect or another victim? and what about a report that a skinwalker--a Navajo witch--was seen at the same time and place too? For Leaphorn and Chee, the answers lie buried in a complicated knot of superstition and science, in a place where the worlds of native peoples and outside forces converge and collide.
The First Eagle A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 13 - When Acting Lt.
The Fallen Man A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 12HarperCollins e-books - Until the reborn violence of it hits much too close to home. Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. But acting lieutenant Jim Chee is too busy to take an interest in a dusty cold case. Joe leaphorn, recently retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, believes the shooter and the skeleton are somehow connected and recalls a chilling puzzle he was previously unable to solve.
Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by a sniper's bullet.
Talking God A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 9HarperCollins e-books - Joe leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee. A grave robber and a corpse reunite Navajo Tribal Police Lt. As leaphorn seeks the identity of a murder victim, Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors. As the layers of each case are peeled away, it becomes shockingly clear that they are connected, and that Leaphorn and Chee have entered into the dangerous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, that there are mysterious others pursuing Highhawk, and living gods.
Skinwalkers A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 7HarperCollins e-books - And into the dark and mystical domain of evil beings of Navajo legend, the “skinwalkers. ” . New york times bestsellerfrom new york times bestselling author Tony Hillerman comes the seventh novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee—a riveting tale of sorcery, secrets, and murder. Hillerman is unique, and Skinwalkers is one of his best works yet.
Los angeles timesthree shotgun blasts rip through the side of Officer Jim Chee’s trailer as the Navajo Tribal Policeman sleeps. He survives, but the inexplicable attack has raised disturbing questions about a lawman once beyond reproach. Lieutenant joe leaphorn wonders why Chee was a target and what connection the assault has to a series of gruesome murders that has been plaguing the reservation.
Skinwalkers A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 7 - But the investigation is leading them both into a nightmare of ritual, witchcraft, and blood.
The Ghostway A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 6HarperCollins e-books - New york times bestsellerthe new york Times bestselling novel by master writer Tony Hillerman—an electrifying thriller of revenge, secrets, and murder. One of the best of the series. New york times book ReviewOld Joseph Joe sees it all. To an ancient healing ceremony where death is the cure, and into the dark heart of murder and revenge.
One dies. The other drives off into the dry lands of the Big Reservation, but not before he shows the old Navajo a photo of the man he seeks. This is all tribal policeman jim chee needs to set him off on an odyssey that moves from a trapped ghost in an Indian hogan to the seedy underbelly of L. A. Two strangers spill blood at the Shiprock Wash-O-Mat.
Spider Woman's Daughter: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito NovelHarper - But that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is in charge of finding the shooter. Bernie and chee discover that a cold case involving his former boss and partner, retired Inspector Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations forbidding eyewitness involvement.
Digging into the old investigation, husband and wife find themselves inching closer to the truth. And closer to a killer determined to prevent justice from taking its course. With the victim fighting for his life, the entire squad and the local FBI office are hell-bent on catching the gunman. Anne hillerman, the talented daughter of bestselling author tony Hillerman, filled with captivating lore, a Navajo Country mystery, startling suspense, vivid color, continues his popular Leaphorn and Chee series with Spider Woman’s Daughter, bold new characters, and rich Southwestern atmosphere.
Spider Woman's Daughter: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel - Navajo nation police officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her.
The Sinister Pig A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 16HarperCollins e-books - Why did the washington office of the fbi snatch custody of this case from its local agents, with a cast of vivid characters: a washington political mogul and his more-or-less renegade pilot; a customs official who bends the rules; a mexican smuggler with a conscience; and, finally, "Legendary Lieutenant" Joe Leaphorn, once a member of Chee's squad but now a rookie Border Patrol Officer, and call it a hunting accident? What was the victim seeking among the maze of pipelines and pumping stations in America's largest gas field? Was he investigating the embezzlement of billions of dollars from the Indian Tribal royalty trust in the Department of the Interior? On a level nearer to Chee's heart, now retired, did the photographs Bernie Manuelito took on an exotic game ranch near the Mexican border reveal something connected with this crime? Did Bernie, put herself in terrible danger? Tony Hillerman leads his readers through another of his intricate plots to the solution of this crime, cover it with secrecy, who connects the lines on a dusty old map to find the answers -- and the Sinister Pig -- among the great scimitar-horned oryx grazing on the historic Tuttle Ranch.
. The victim, is found at the edge of the vast jicarilla Apache natural gas field just inside the jurisdiction of the Navajo Tribal Police, well dressed but stripped of identification, facing Sergeant Jim Chee with a complex puzzle.
A Thief of Time A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 8HarperCollins e-books - Amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets fitting the gun of the missing scientist. There are modern mysteries buried in despoiled ancient places, and Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth an astonishing truth and a cold-hearted killer.
In his breakout novel, hillerman paints a stunning portrait of the psychology of murder—and offers a heart-rending example of love and forgiveness. New york times bestsellerfrom new york times bestselling author Tony Hillerman comes the eighth novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee as they find themselves in hot pursuit of a depraved killer.
A Thief of Time A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 8 - All of tony hillerman’s navajo tribal police novels have been brilliant, but A Thief of Time is flat-out marvelous. Usa todayat a moonlit indian ruin where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground in the name of profit a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery.