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Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Tony Hillerman books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Listening Woman (2010)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadThe 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 human. The solution to a horrific crime is buried somewhere in a dead man’s secrets and in the shocking events of a hundred years past. To ignore the warnings of a venerable seer, however, might be reckless foolishness when Leaphorn’s investigation leads him farther away from the comprehensible . . . and closer to the most brutally violent confrontation of his career….
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

2. Dance Hall of the Dead (2009)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadTwo Native-American boys have vanished into thin air, leaving a pool of blood behind them. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police has no choice but to suspect the very worst, since the blood that stains the parched New Mexican ground once flowed through the veins of one of the missing, a young Zuñi. But his investigation into a terrible crime is being complicated by an important archaeological dig . . . and a steel hypodermic needle. And the unique laws and sacred religious rites of the Zuñi people are throwing impassable roadblocks in Leaphorn’s already twisted path, enabling…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

3. Skinwalkers (2011)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadFrom New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, Skinwalkers is the seventh novel featuring Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee—a riveting tale of sorcery, secrets, and murder.Three shotgun blasts rip through the side of Officer Jim Chee’s trailer as the Navajo Tribal Policeman sleeps. 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. But the investigation is leading them both into a…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

4. People of Darkness (2009)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadA dying man is murdered. 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. Because an assassin waits for him there, protecting a thirty-year-old vision that greed has sired and blood has nourished. And only one man will walk away….
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

5. A Thief of Time (2009)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must Read“All of Tony Hillerman’s Navajo tribal police novels have been brilliant, but A Thief of Time is flat-out marvelous.”—USA TodayFrom New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, A Thief of Time is the eighth novel featuring Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee as they find themselves in hot pursuit of a depraved killer.At 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. Amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

6. The Ghostway (2010)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadNew 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. Two strangers spill blood at the Shiprock Wash-O-Mat. One dies. 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. to an ancient healing ceremony where…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

7. Coyote Waits (A Leaphorn and Chee Novel) (2009)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadThe car fire didn’t kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez—a bullet did. And the old man in possession of the murder weapon is a whiskey-soaked shaman named Ashie Pinto. Officer Jim Chee is devastated by the slaying of his good friend Del, and confounded by the prime suspect’s refusal to utter a single word of confession or denial.Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn believes there is much more to this outrage than what appears on the surface, as he and Jim Chee set out to unravel a complex weave of greed and death that involves a historical find and a lost…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

8. Skeleton Man (A Leaphorn and Chee Novel) (2010)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadIn 1956, an airplane crash left the remains of 172 passengers scattered among the majestic cliffs of the Grand Canyon—including an arm attached to a briefcase containing a fortune in gems. Half a century later, one of the missing diamonds has reappeared . . . and the wolves are on the scent.Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is coming out of retirement to help exonerate a slow, simple kid accused of robbing a trading post. Billy Tuve claims he received the diamond he tried to pawn from a mysterious old man in the canyon, and his story has attracted the dangerous…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

9. Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Mystery Series Complete Set by Tony Hillerman, Volumes 1-18. Also known as the Navajo Tribal Police Mystery Novels. (Titles include: The Blessing Way / Dance Hall of the Dead / Listening Woman / People of Darkness / The Darkwind / The Ghostway / Skinwalkers / A Theif of Time / Talking God / Coyote Waits, / Sacred Clowns / The Fallen Man / The First Eagle / Hunting Badger / The Walking Wind / The Sinister Pig / Skeleton Man / Shape Shifter) (2006)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadJoe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Mystery Series Complete Set by Tony Hillerman, Volumes 1-18. Also known as the Navajo Tribal Police Mystery Novels. (Titles include: The Blessing Way / Dance Hall of the Dead / Listening Woman / People of Darkness / The Darkwind / The Ghostway / Skinwalkers / A Theif of Time / Talking God / Coyote Waits, / Sacred Clowns / The Fallen Man / The First Eagle / Hunting Badger / The Walking Wind / The Sinister Pig / Skeleton Man / Shape Shifter)…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

10. The Wailing Wind (2010)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadOfficer 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 initial mishandling of the scene that spells trouble for her supervisor, Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police, but it’s the echoes of a long-ago crime that call the legendary former Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn out of retirement. Years earlier, Leaphorn followed the trail of a beautiful, young, and missing wife to a dead end, and his failure has haunted him ever since. But ghosts never sleep…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

11. Talking God (2010)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must Read“For the many enthusiastic fans of Tony Hillerman’s previous mystery novels . . . only one thing needs to be said: Talking God is the best one yet!” — USA TodayFrom New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, Talking God is the ninth novel featuring beloved characters Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Office Jim CheeReunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors.But with each peeled-back layer, it…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

12. The Sinister Pig (2011)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadSergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police is troubled by the nameless corpse discovered just inside his jurisdiction, at the edge of the Jicarilla Apache natural gas field. More troubling still is the FBI’s insistence that the Bureau take over the case, calling the unidentified victim’s death a “hunting accident.”But if a hunter was involved, Chee knows the prey was intentionally human. This belief is shared by the “Legendary Lieutenant” Joe Leaphorn, who once again is pulled out of retirement by the possibility of serious wrongs being committed against the Navajo nation by the Washington…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

13. The Blessing Way (2009)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadHomicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn’s pursuit of a Wolf-Witch is leading him where even the bravest men fear, on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder….
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

14. The Dark Wind (2011)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadThe fifth novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee by New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, now reissued in the Premium Plus format.The corpse had been “scalped,” its palms and soles removed after death. Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police knows immediately he will have his hands full with this case, a certainty that is supported by the disturbing occurrences to follow. A mysterious nighttime plane crash, a vanishing shipment of cocaine, and a bizarre attack on a windmill only intensify Chee’s fears. A dark and very ill wind is blowing through the Southwestern desert, a gale driven by Navajo sorcery and…
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

15. The Fly on the Wall (2011)

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must ReadAce reporter John Cotton is a fly on the wall, seeing all, hearing all, and keeping out of sight. But the game changes when he finds his best friend’s corpse sprawled on the marble floor of the central rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Suddenly Cotton knows too much about a scandal centered around a senatorial candidate, a million-dollar scam, and a murder. And he hears the pursuing footsteps of powerful people who have something to hide . . . and a willingness to kill to keep their secrets hidden….
Author(s): Tony Hillerman

Best Tony Hillerman Books You Must Read

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Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn

Author(s): Anne Hillerman
Publisher: Harper, Year: 2009, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1157526

The Blessing Way

Author(s): Tony Hillerman, Ernie Bulow, Ernest Franklin
Publisher: Sidewinder Publishing, Year: 2007, Size: 293 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 393853

The Shape Shifter

Author(s): Tony Hillerman
Publisher: , Year: 2006, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 527274

Skeleton Man (Joe Leaphorn Jim Chee Novels)

Author(s): Tony Hillerman
Publisher: , Year: 2004, Size: 431 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 481189

Dance Hall of the Dead (Crime Masterworks)

Author(s): Tony Hillerman
Publisher: , Year: 2002, Size: 475 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 427239

Hunting Badger (Joe Leaphorn Jim Chee Novels)

Author(s): Tony Hillerman
Publisher: , Year: 2001, Size: 354 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 477910

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