Search Results: "Anne Hillerman"


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SONG OF THE LION by Anne Hillerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"The latest from Hillerman (Rock with Wings, 2015, etc.) continues worldbuilding in a tale that will reward long-term readers."
Tribal divisions cause tensions that result in a car bomb—or is the motive something closer to home? Read full book review >

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SPIDER WOMAN'S DAUGHTER by Anne Hillerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"With big shoes to fill, Hillerman does her best to copy the style of her father Tony's beloved series (The Shape Shifter, 2006, etc.), maintaining the integrity of Navajo culture throughout. Fans will spot the guilty party a mile off."
A daughter takes on her famous father's legacy in resuming a series focused on Navajo culture. Read full book review >

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THE FLY ON THE WALL by Tony Hillerman
Released: Sept. 15, 1971

"It will do, even if he did better in The Blessing Way."
After a drunken newsman dry dives to his death taking with him the story he had been about to break, another reporter in the press room, John Cotton, becomes the fly on the wall seemingly easy to swat in an ugly story of political corruption and collusion involving a new highway. Read full book review >

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SELDOM DISAPPOINTED by Tony Hillerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"No abusive childhood, no paying of old scores, no juicy gossip, and very little revelation of anyone but the deeply decent author, who's constantly interrupting his chatty stream of anecdotes to say one more nice thing about somebody else."
A warmly old-fashioned reminiscence from the dean of the American regional mystery. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTWAY by Tony Hillerman
Released: Feb. 13, 1984

"Despite pockets of excess sentimentality: one of Hillerman's best Navajo mysteries—keeping suspense, Indian lore, and character in stately yet compelling balance."
The tension between the Navajo way-of-life and the tempting white-world outside—always an element in Hillerman's somber outings for Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police—is central and emphatic in this haunting, absorbing investigation. Read full book review >

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FINDING MOON by Tony Hillerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 1995

"A familiar tale, movingly told by a surprising voice."
In the darkest hour of the American withdrawal from Vietnam, a slow-horse newspaperman fights to rescue the niece whose existence he's just discovered—in this swift-moving tale from Navajo chronicler Hillerman (Sacred Clowns, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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TALKING GOD by Tony Hillerman
Released: June 1, 1989

"Still, if less richly nuanced with Navajo themes and scenes than previous tales, this minor Hillerman remains far-above-average crime fiction: vividly peopled, forcefully told."
Another joint venture for Lieut. Read full book review >

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THE BLESSING WAY by Tony Hillerman
Released: March 11, 1970

"Authentic anthropological details; the self-effacing courage of McKee; and a particularly exciting entrapment in the canyons of this no white man's land make this an unqualified success."
Bergen McKee, a professor and "monster slayer" of Navajo witches and wolves, finds he has more real ores to contend with in the deaths of "no good for anything" Luis Horseman and of a colleague. . . . Read full book review >

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SKELETON MAN by Tony Hillerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"No mystery this time, but considerable suspense in the race to bottom of one of the most spectacular and treacherous landscapes Hillerman's ever explored."
A brain-damaged Hopi holds the key to a fortune in diamonds, and even bigger stakes, in this treasure hunt. Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE SHIFTER by Tony Hillerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 2006

"Not much mystery this time, and Sgt. Jim Chee and his bride Bernadette Manuelito ('now it's Chee') are mostly kept offstage. But Hillerman's warmth is undiminished as he follows a dogged old cop who burns up gasoline by driving all over Arizona because he can't bear to sit at home."
Lt. Joe Leaphorn, who can't seem to stay retired, investigates a case that takes him back to his earliest days with the Navajo Tribal Police. Read full book review >

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SKINWALKERS by Tony Hillerman
Released: Jan. 1, 1986

"Haunting backgrounds, quietly disturbing incidents, tautly orchestrated tensions: another indelible Navajo-world imprint from the author of The Ghostway and People of Darkness."
When fictional sleuths from different series join forces, the effect is usually shallow and gimmicky—as in the many recent collaborations of Bill Pronzini, for instance. Read full book review >

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LISTENING WOMAN by Tony Hillerman
Released: April 19, 1978

"With enough action (Joe survives a fife ordeal) and last-second twists to grab those uninterested in the topnotch atmosphere, Hillman's overdue return (five years since Dance Hall of the Dead) should draw murmurs of contentment from all sides."
Like so many other mystery men these days, the splendid Mr. Hillerman has allowed his detective, Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Police, to get tangled up with terrorists: a Boy Scout troop is held hostage by a fringe Indian-rights gang whose leader is a madman out for revenge and personal gain. Read full book review >