A murder investigation leads to the dark world of Navajo witchcraft in this book which is set in a Navajo tribal reservation in Mexico. The author ...Show synopsisA murder investigation leads to the dark world of Navajo witchcraft in this book which is set in a Navajo tribal reservation in Mexico. The author has also written "The Ghostway", "The Dark Wind" and "People of Darkness" and has won The Edgar Award and the Grand Prix de Literature Policier.Hide synopsis
Skinwalkers (HarperCollins Publishers) – Hardcover (2005)
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Hardcover, HarperCollins Publishers 2005
ISBN: 0060156953 ISBN-13: 9780060156954
In this breakout thriller by Edgar winner Tony Hillerman, Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo tribal police are united for the first time in a murder investigation that leads them into the dark world of Navajo witchcraft.In this breakout thriller by Edgar winner Tony Hillerman, Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo tribal police are united for the first time in a murder investigation that leads them into the dark world of Navajo witchcraft.Hide
Description:Collectible-New in Fine jacket. Text/BRAND NEW & Collectible....Collectible-New in Fine jacket. Text/BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing. 8th Tony Hillerman (1925-2008) mystery, and the first to unite Officer Jim Chee and Lt. Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police together under one cover. A puzzle of three murders and attempts on Jim Chee's life---unrelated except all victims are, in one way or another, connected to elements in shamanistic practices! A thriller laced with ritualistic witchcraft (skinwalkers) and blood.
Skinwalkers is one of Hillermans earlier works. Lt. Joe Leaphorn has not retired yet, and Jim Chee is a young rookie on the force. There has been three murders, and an attempt on Chee's life while he was sleeping in his trailer. The only reason the shotgun blasts didn't kill him is because the cat came in through the cat door, which woke Chee up. Skinwalker means "witch" . A witch that can change from man/woman to animal to flying spirit. As usual, Leaphorn has the murders pinned on his map on his office wall, and although there doesn't seem to be any correlation between them, we find out that there is a connection. The connection, of course, is a devious one that will leave you breathless. A great story from Hillerman, as usual.
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