The First Eagle A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 13

Jim chee catches a hopi poacher huddled over a butchered Navajo Tribal police officer, Joe Leaphorn, he has an open-and-shut case--until his former boss, blows it wide open. Now retired from the navajo tribal police, Leaphorn has been hired to find a hot-headed female biologist hunting for the key to a virulent plague lurking in the Southwest.

When Acting Lt. Is she a suspect or another victim? and what about a report that a skinwalker--a Navajo witch--was seen at the same time and place too? For Leaphorn and Chee, the answers lie buried in a complicated knot of superstition and science, in a place where the worlds of native peoples and outside forces converge and collide.

The scientist disappeared from the same area the same day the Navajo cop was murdered.

The Fallen Man A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 12

Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Joe leaphorn, recently retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, believes the shooter and the skeleton are somehow connected and recalls a chilling puzzle he was previously unable to solve.

Until the reborn violence of it hits much too close to home. But acting lieutenant Jim Chee is too busy to take an interest in a dusty cold case. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by a sniper's bullet.

The Wailing Wind A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 15

Now, papers found in this new homicide case connect the victim to Denton and to the mythical Golden Calf Mine. And while denton was killing him, four children trespassing among the rows of empty bunkers in the long-abandoned Wingate Ordnance Depot called in an odd report to the police. A swindler had tried to sell wealthy old Wiley Denton the location of one of the West's multitude of legendary lost gold mines.

He believed in love, and thus the Golden Calf case still troubled him. She'd fled when it failed. A con game had gone sour. The first golden Calf victim had been there just hours before Denton killed him. But the questions raised by this second Golden Calf murder aren't answered until Leaphorn solves the puzzle left by the first one and discovers what the young trespassers heard in the wailing wind.

No mystery there. Except why did the rich man's bride vanish? The cynics said she was part of the swindle plot. Denton had shot the swindler, confessed the homicide, called the police, and done his short prison time. But, alas, old Joe Leaphorn was a romantic. To officer bernadette manuelito, the man curled up on the truck seat was just another drunk—which got Bernie in trouble for mishandling a crime scene—which got Sergeant Jim Chee in trouble with the FBI—which drew Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn out of retirement and back into the old "Golden Calf" homicide, a case he had hoped to forget.

Nothing had seemed complicated about that earlier one.

The Shape Shifter A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 18

And they're leading him back into a world of lethal greed, and changing faces, shifting truths, where a cold-blooded killer still resides. Retirement has never sat well with former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. The rug, was always said to be cursed, commemorating one of the darkest and most terrible chapters in American history, and now the friend who brought it to Leaphorn's attention has mysteriously gone missing.

With newly wedded officers jim chee and bernie Manuelito just back from their honeymoon, the legendary ex-lawman is on his own to pick up the threads of a crime he'd once thought impossible to untangle. 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 work of woven art that was supposedly destroyed in a suspicious fire many years earlier.


Skeleton Man A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 17

He needs help and chee, and his fiancée Bernie Manuelito, decide to provide it. Proving the kid's innocence requires finding the remains of one of 172 people whose bodies were scattered among the cliffs of the Grand Canyon in an epic airline disaster 50 years in the past. These two tense tales collide deep in the canyon at the place where an old man died trying to build a cult reviving reverence for the Hopi guardian of the Underworld.

. So is a most unpleasant fellow willing to kill to make sure she doesn't succeed. That passenger had handcuffed to his wrist an attaché case filled with a fortune in—one of which seems to have turned up in the robbery. But with hillerman, it can't be that simple. A simple-minded kid nailed for the crime is the cousin of an old colleague of Sergeant Jim Chee.

The daughter of the long-dead diamond dealer is also seeking his body. It's a race to the finish in a thunderous monsoon storm to see who will survive, who will be brought to justice, and who will finally unearth the Skeleton Man. Hailed as "a wonderful storyteller" by the new york times, and a "national and literary cultural sensation" by the Los Angeles Times, bestselling author Tony Hillerman is back with another blockbuster novel featuring the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee.

Former navajo tribal police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn comes out of retirement to help investigate what seems to be a trading post robbery.

Talking God A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 9

As leaphorn seeks the identity of a murder victim, Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors. As the layers of each case are peeled away, that there are mysterious others pursuing Highhawk, ancient ceremony, it becomes shockingly clear that they are connected, and that Leaphorn and Chee have entered into the dangerous arena of superstition, and living gods.

A grave robber and a corpse reunite Navajo Tribal Police Lt. Joe leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee.

Skinwalkers A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 7

New york times bestsellerfrom new york times bestselling author Tony Hillerman comes the seventh novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee—a riveting tale of sorcery, secrets, and murder. Hillerman is unique, and Skinwalkers is one of his best works yet. Los angeles timesthree shotgun blasts rip through the side of Officer Jim Chee’s trailer as the Navajo Tribal Policeman sleeps.

. And into the dark and mystical domain of evil beings of Navajo legend, the “skinwalkers. ” . But the investigation is leading them both into a nightmare of ritual, witchcraft, and blood. He survives, but the inexplicable attack has raised disturbing questions about a lawman once beyond reproach. Lieutenant joe leaphorn wonders why Chee was a target and what connection the assault has to a series of gruesome murders that has been plaguing the reservation.


The Ghostway A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 6

The other drives off into the dry lands of the Big Reservation, but not before he shows the old Navajo a photo of the man he seeks. This is all tribal policeman jim chee needs to set him off on an odyssey that moves from a trapped ghost in an Indian hogan to the seedy underbelly of L. A. One dies. New york times bestsellerthe 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 ReviewOld Joseph Joe sees it all. To an ancient healing ceremony where death is the cure, and into the dark heart of murder and revenge. Two strangers spill blood at the Shiprock Wash-O-Mat.

A Thief of Time A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 8

 . Amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets fitting the gun of the missing scientist. There are modern mysteries buried in despoiled ancient places, and Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth an astonishing truth and a cold-hearted killer.

New york times bestsellerfrom new york times bestselling author Tony Hillerman comes the eighth novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee as they find themselves in hot pursuit of a depraved killer. All of tony hillerman’s navajo tribal police novels have been brilliant, but A Thief of Time is flat-out marvelous.

Usa todayat a moonlit indian ruin where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground in the name of profit a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery. In his breakout novel, hillerman paints a stunning portrait of the psychology of murder—and offers a heart-rending example of love and forgiveness.


People of Darkness A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 4

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.

. And only one man will walk away. A dying man is murdered. Because an assassin waits for him there, protecting a thirty-year-old vision that greed has sired and blood has nourished.

Hunting Badger A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 14

Three men raid the gambling casino run by the Ute nation and then disappear into the maze of canyons on the Utah-Arizona border. And together, they find themselves caught up in the most perplexing -- and deadly -- criminal manhunt of their lives. Chee sees a dangerous flaw in the federal theory; Leaphorn sees intriguing connections to the exploits of a legendary Ute bandit-hero.

. When the fbi, with its helicopters and high-tech equipment, Navajo Tribal Police Sergeant Jim Chee and his longtime colleague, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, focuses on a wounded deputy sheriff as a possible suspect, launch an investigation of their own.