"Brilliant...as fascinating as it is original."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
From New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, the first novel in his series featuring Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn & Officer Jim Chee who encounter a bizarre case that borders between the supernatural and murder
Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered
Two young boys suddenly disappear. One of them, a Zuñi, leaves a pool of blood behind. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, of the Navajo Tribal Police, tracks the brutal killer. Three things complicate the search: an archaeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuñi.
The state police and FBI are baffled when an old man and a teenage girl are brutally murdered. The blind Navajo Listening Woman speaks of ghosts and of witches. But Lieutenant Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police knows his people as well as he knows cold-blooded killers. His incredible investigation carries him from a dead man's secret to a kidnap scheme, to a conspiracy that stretches back more than one hundred years. Leaphorn arrives at the threshold
<p> A dying man is murdered. A rich man's wife agrees to pay three thousand dollars for the return of a stolen box of rocks. A series of odd, inexplicable events is haunting Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police and drawing him alone into the Bad Country of the merciless Southwest, where nothing good can survive . . . including Chee. Because an assassin waits for him there, protecting a thirty-year-old vision that greed has sired
After Sgt. Jim Chee discovers the body of a Navajo man with horribly flayed feet and hands, a number of apparently unrelated events leads him along a path of confusion. Was Chee being duped in a magician's elaborate sleight of hand?
The 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 Review Old Joseph Joe sees it all. Two strangers spill blood at the Shiprock Wash-O-Mat. One dies. The other drives off into the dry lands of the Big Reservation,
A noted anthropologist vanishes on the eve of making a history-altering discovery at an ancient Nanajo ruin. Navajo Tribal policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee plunge into the past to find a present day cold-hearted killer.
"For the many enthusiastic fans of Tony Hillerman's previous mystery novels . . . only one thing needs to be said: Talking God is the best one yet!" — USA Today
From New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, Talking God is the ninth novel featuring beloved characters Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Office Jim Chee Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn
aThe car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez--a bullet did. And the old man in possession of the murder weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated by the slaying of his good friend Del, and confounded by the prime suspect's refusal to utter a single word of confession or denial.Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believes there is much more to this outrage than what appears on the surface, as he and Jim...
When the body of an undercover agent, who's been looking for clues to the whereabouts of billions of dollars missing from the Tribal Trust Funds, turns up on reservation property, Navajo cop Sgt. Jim Chee and Cowboy Dashee, a Hopi with the Federal Bureau of Land Management, investigate.
Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn comes out of retirement to investigate a simple robbery. But soon the trail leads back 50 years, to a plane crash in the Grand Canyon that killed a man protecting a fortune in diamonds.
In 1965, fugitive Ray Shawnack was supposed to have died in a blaze that consumed a trading post. But many years later, Lt. Joe Leaphorn is sent a picture of a tribal rug taht was also thought to have burned in the fire. Further investigation leads to the lodge of a big-game hunter who has the rug hanging on his wall. What is the connection between the hunter and the newfound rug? And if the rug survived, could the supposedly dead Shawnack have escaped...