The Tale Teller

The Tale Teller

eBook - 2019
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Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting atmospheric mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive.Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact—a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe's been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself receives anonymous warnings to beware—witchcraft is afoot.While the veteran detective is busy working to untangle his strange case, his former colleague Jim Chee and Officer Bernie Manuelito are collecting evidence they hope will lead to a cunning criminal behind a rash of burglaries. Their case takes a complicated turn when Bernie finds a body near a popular running trail. The situation grows more complicated when the death is ruled a homicide, and the Tribal cops are thrust into a turf battle because the murder involves the FBI. As Leaphorn, Chee, and Bernie draw closer to solving these crimes, their parallel investigations begin to merge . . . and offer an unexpected opportunity that opens a new chapter in Bernie's life.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2019.
ISBN: 9780062391971
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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Oct 24, 2019

The three detectives - Chee, Leaphorn, Manuelito - are asked to solve three crimes in the Flagstaff / Winslow region of Arizona. All are solved. Somewhat pedestrian writing.

May 22, 2019

Anne Hillerman's "Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito" series (begun in 2013 with Spider Woman's Daughter) just gets stronger. Those who loved Tony Hillerman's "Leaphorn & Chee" series will enjoy the large roles played by both Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee in this title. The setting(s) are vivid, the characters interesting, and the author's handling of multiple story lines sure. Anne Hillerman even manages to point a finger at the true villain of the piece: envy, and its' corrosive effective on family and community.

Tigard_AnnieS Mar 26, 2019

It seems that the older Ret. Detective Joe Leaphorn gets, the grumpier and thus more lovable he becomes. In this latest installment he helps a museum track down an extremely precious donation that has gone missing. Meanwhile, Bernie and Jim help to solve a series of burglaries, a shooting, and of course, a murder. As expected, the Four Corners landscape is featured heavily and contributes to the strong sense of place.


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