Tony Hillerman


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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-2006

    Retirement has never sat well with former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. Now the ghosts of a still- unsolved case are returning to haunt him, reawakened by a photograph in a magazine spread of a one-of-a-kind Navajo rug, a priceless wo...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-2004

    Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn comes out of retirement to help investigate what seems to be a trading post robbery. A simple-minded kid nailed for the crime is the cousin of an old colleague of Sergeant Jim Chee. He needs help an...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2004

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    May-2003

    The victim, well dressed but stripped of identification, is found at the edge of the vast Jicarilla Apache natural gas field just inside the jurisdiction of the Navajo Tribal Police, facing Sergeant Jim Chee with a complex puzzle. Why did the Was...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    May-2002

    Officer Bernadette Manuelito found the dead man slumped over in the cab of a blue pickup abandoned in a dry gulch off a dirt road, with a rich ex-con's phone number in his pocket . . . and a tobacco tin nearby filled with tracer gold. It's her initia...

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    in First Cases Volume 3

    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Dec-1999

    Follow Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee as he investigates rumors of witchcraft in the steamy Southwest. Join Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan when she looks into a suspicious house fire in Baltimore. Compare the detecting tactics of Maxine O'Callaghan's pione...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-1999

    Three men raid the gambling casino run by the Ute nation and then disappear into the maze of canyons on the Utah-Arizona border. When the FBI, with its helicopters and high-tech equipment, focuses on a wounded deputy sheriff as a possible suspect, Na...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jul-1998

    When Acting Lt. Jim Chee catches a Hopi poacher huddled over a butchered Navajo Tribal police officer, he has an open-and-shut case--until his former boss, Joe Leaphorn, blows it wide open. Now retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, Leaphorn has been...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-1996

    Sprawled on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain for eleven years lies an unknown body, now only bones. At Canyon de Chelly, three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a sniper shoots an old canyon guide who had always walked that pol...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-1995

    Edited by Tony Hillerman, the Southwest's foremost suspense writer, this first-ever collection of mystery stories set in the West contains 20 original entries by such luminary mystery writers as Marcia Muller, Susan Dunlap, and Robert Campbell....

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    Suspense

    Oct-1995

    THE SEARCH BEGINS One phone call in 1975 changes Moon Mathias's predictable life forever. His dead brother's baby daughter is waiting for him in Southeast Asia--a child Moon didn't know existed. Moon considers finding her in the aftermath of wa...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-1993

    AN ANCIENT TRUST IS BROKEN During a Tano kachin ceremony something in the antics of the dancing kosbare fills the air with tension. Moments later the clown is found brutally bludgeoned in the same manner that a reservation schoolteacher was killed...

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    Fantasy

    Feb-1993

    As readers of Tony Hillerman's detective novels know, he is a skilled interpreter of southwestern Indian cultures. In this book, first published in 1972, he recounts a Zuni myth first recorded a century ago by the anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushin...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Oct-1990

    The car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez, a bullet did. Officer Jim Chee's good friend Del lies dead, and a whiskey-soaked Navajo shaman is found with the murder weapon. The old man is Ashie Pinto. He's quickly arrested for homici...

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    Suspense

    May-1990

    John Cotton was a fly on the wall--the perfect reporter, seeing it all, hearing it all, but never being noticed. His best friend wasn't so lucky. He saw and heard too much and the last time John saw him, he was lying dead outside the Capitol. But dea...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-1989

    A grave robber and a corpse reunite Navajo Tribal Police Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee. As Leaphorn seeks the identity of a murder victim, Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancesto...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Jun-1988

    A noted anthropologist vanishes at a moonlit Indian ruin where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground for profit. When two corpses appear amid stolen goods and bones at an ancient burial site, Navajo Tribal Policemen Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-1986

    Three shotgun blasts explode into the trailer of Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police. But Chee survives to join partner Lt. Joe Leaphorn in a frightening investigation that takes them into a dark world of ritual, witchcraft, and blood -- all...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Feb-1985

    A KILLING SPIRIT Old Joseph Joe witnessed the shoot-out between two strangers at the Shiprock Wash-O-Mat. One died. The other drove off into the dry lands of the Big Reservation. But not before he had given Old Joe a look at a Polaroid of the man ...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1982

    SNOW KILLS... The vast Indian-owned lands of the Southwest held mysteries the white man's logic could not solve. A dead man's boots left on a dusty trail. A bloody corpse with the palms and soles sliced off. A low-flying plane circling in the nigh...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Sep-1980

    DEATH VISION... The old Indian was already dying when someone tried to murder him. A box stolen from a rich man's house was filled only with rocks--but that man's wife offered Sgt. Jim Chee $3,000 to get it back. Out in the Bad Country under th...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1978

    The blind shaman called Listening Woman speaks of witches and restless spirits, of supernatural evil unleashed. But Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police is sure the monster who savagely slaughtered an old man and a teenage girl was hum...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    1973

    Two young boys suddenly disappear. One of them, a Zuni, leaves a pool of blood behind. Lt. Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police tracks the brutal killer. Three things complicate the search: an archeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1970

    WOLF-WITCH MURDERS... High on the desolate mesa they found the body. The mouth was filled with sand ... No tracks, no clues. Every Navajo knew that nothing human killed like that. Lt. Joe Leaphorn and anthropologist Bergen McKee had stalked the...

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