Topping even his highly praised The Blessing Way and Skinwalkers, Hillerman’s new novel seamlessly unites drama, pathos and naturally humorous incidents. New York Times Bestseller. From New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman comes the eighth novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee as they find. A Thief of Time [Tony Hillerman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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A Thief of Time

I really enjoyed this book. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth the astonishing truth behind a mystifying series of horrific murders. A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Looking for beautiful books? The Four Corners Region is just mystical hilllerman these mysteries portray that and so much more. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Someday, he would come alive again.

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Leaphorn notices the same Navajo man tohy at the revival that he saw working with Maxie Davis at Chaco. Both Leaphorn and Chee are in this one which, to me, makes it a better story.

See 1 question about A Thief of Timeā€¦. These books are never going to get above a three star rating for me if Leaphorn and possibly Chee, although I don’t have as much hope for him doesn’t start acting like a mensch, and soon. Was something she discovered worth killing for? I had recently gone through a run of fictional heroes whose ability to bear pain crossed over from the heroic into these people are some serious perverts.

Was she stealing antiquities? He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group’s Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction’s Grand Masters.


Inhis memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction. It is enjoyable, fairly fast paced with a shifting third and sometimes omniscient narrator, but really good.

This sympathetic approach to the European settlers’ treatment of our aboriginal people over the centuries is so refreshing Captain Largo Adam Beach The Anasazi also left behind extensive petroglyphs, wall murals depicting gods and ceremonies.

This one is a real gem in this fine series.

Their personal lives are anything but straightforward. Oct 29, James rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 06, Hana rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Thief of Time has atmosphere to spare, and a complex plot. Leaphorn will thieef retire; he plans to stay to meet Brigham at the next full moon and tell him of his father’s death.

And I love the conflict around the Blessing Way and his resolution of it at the en I am really glad I took the time to read this book. Where this shines is in the procedures, which is not something I’d ever thought I’d say, because I’ve disliked anything “procedural” in the past. Both men are likable.

They are a good pairing. But “A Thief of Time” is amazing and kept me on the edge of my seat. The Thief of time is a beautifully written and observed piece. He is depressed and suffering the loss. The river valleys of the Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado border country are filled with tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of these high-rise communities where runoff irrigation helped agriculture flourish even in the arid high desert.

Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Another entertaining Hillerman mystery which explores the illegal trade in ancient artifacts and desecration of Native American burial grounds. Sep 20, Patrick Gibson rated it really liked it Shelves: Within minutes, the helicopter brings Chee.


The Wailing Wind Tony Hillerman. While today, vampires and zombies run through the pages of a book, the creepiness of a Hillerman mystery sneaks up on the reader.

John Polychrome ceramics that figure in Hillerman’s eight Leaphorn-Chee mystery. Ellie Friedman-Bernal Rosalia de Aragonan anthropologist and expert on the vanished Anasazi culture, disappears.

This one stretches all the way up into Utah, and then down the San Juan River. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever! Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

When Leaphorn finds out Chee is on the same basic trail as he is, they team up to solve the mystery and arrest the bad guys. Add in some Anasazi legends, remote locations, and weird hieroglyphs, I was totally hooked and creeped out in a good way.

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I ended up finishing the book in two – three days, and you could probably thoef it in one sitting if you were comitted enough. It wasn’t the sort of friendship that needed answers. He holds Eleanor’s gun to Leaphorn. How does desecration of American Indian cultural artifacts affect the whole of society or, most importantly, why our sacred sites should be protected?

No reason to rush in there.

As a ranger and tour guide in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, her first introduction is through a condescending speech to Navajo school children about the disappearance of the Anasazi.

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