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A Thief of Time


The disappearance of a respected anthropologist and a bizarre series of murders near an ancient tribal ruin are the key elements in this tale of ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500

One of Hillerman's best

by KBreda on Jan 16, 2010

Thief of Time, Tony Hillerman?s eighth mystery novel featuring the Navajo Tribal police, is one of his most compelling and compassionate mysteries, along with Coyote Waits, and The Wailing Wind. Hillerman catches the reader?s attention within the first few pages. The book opens with Dr. Eleanor ... More


beware of ghosts at navajo burial sites

by readersreader on Jan 22, 2009

A thief of time is what a person is called that robs the graves of the ancient looking for valuables. In this case the valued items are Anasazi pots. A noted anthropologist, by the name of Dr. Eleanor Friedman-Bernal, is trying to prove she has identified an artist that made a very special pot. The ... More



by isabela720 on Apr 23, 2008

It's not your normal mystery story, and it was excellent. Tony throws some unexpected suprises here and there in the book. It will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. The ending was unexpected, which made it even better. I can't wait to read another of his books. More


Imaginative theme

by Frank on Apr 20, 2007

Tony Hillerman uses an active imagination to produce a good detective story in an unlikely setting with characters that are not run of the mill. The storyline is well developed and the reader is gently lead to an unanticipated ending. To find a fault, the book, perhaps could end 20 pages sooner. Overall ... More

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