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Tony Hillerman: The Leaphorn & Chee Novels: Skinwalkers, A Thief of Time, Coyote Waits

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Three of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman's most popular novels are together for the first time in one volume.

Tony Hillerman is one of the most revered and honored mystery writers published today. This stunning collection includes the critically acclaimed novels Skinwalkers, A Thief of Time, and Coyote Waits, all of which have been adapted for PBS by produc
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Hardcover, 592 pages
Published May 3rd 2005 by Harper
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William Korn
In addition to being a fine writer on virtually any subject about which he cared to write, Hillerman's canon of Navajo Police stories demonstrate his knowledge of and respect for Navajo culture (a respect which was returned by the Navajo). These stories work not only as mysteries, but provide a good deal of ethnographic information about the Navajo and neighboring tribes. They also delve deep into the issue of competing cultures - specifically how the Navajo have adapted (or failed to adapt) to ...more
Katarina
I've started listening to audio-books in the hope that traffic will be more bearable if I have something else to focus on. I would say it's working pretty well-- these 3 novels were engrossing, occupying my mind even after I got out of the car.

The plots take place on the Navajo Reservation, usually involving murder. Skinwalkers was a great start-- it introduced strong characters and aspects of the Navajo culture. Hillerman treated the setting-- the poeple, the desert, and the culture-- beautifu
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Deirdre Rasmussen
I love reading Tony Hillerman's books -- especially on cold, rainy days! The setting in the American Southwest is beautifully evoked, and these books are so much more than mysteries. They're thoughtful and help educate many Americans about Navajo culture and the history of the Reservation. I can't decide which detective I like best, old soldier Leaphorn or the young unorthodox Chee.

My favorite of this set was Coyote Waits.
Char
I love Tony Hillerman's detective novels about Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee of the Navajo tribal police. They are all set in the Four corners area of New Mexico and Arizona. Here's a brief ditty from Book Description on Amazon--

Tony Hillerman is one of the most revered and honored mystery writers published today. This stunning collection includes the critically acclaimed novels Skinwalkers, A Thief of Time, and Coyote Waits, all of which have been adapted for PBS by producer Robert Redford. This is
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Peggy Troyer
Painless anthropology! A great read prior to visiting the Four Corners country! You'll respect so much more!
Catherine Yee
I loved these books.
Amy
I have read some Tony Hillerman's in the past, when my mom was really into him. It was a light, easy read. I read it because it was the culture book of the month from the hospital. The native AMerican of the south west do have a culture all of there own. Specifically, I think the slowness of speech and long silences often are misinterpeted by whites as dumb. Leapforn the navajo detective uses this to his advantage.
Rachel
This was a fun book. It's the second Hillerman I've read, and I'm hooked. He combines my love for procedurals/mysteries with an interest in Native American traditions and culture. Ever since Josh traveled to a reservation in New Mexico for his next documentary, I've been curious about life there. I'll be picking up more Hillerman for sure . . .
Peter
Not a bad read. I'm not a huge fan of mysteries, but I really enjoyed the information about the landscape on the Navajo reservation and about Navajo culture having grown up with Navajo foster brothers and having been in the area of the reservation in Arizona and Utah quite a few times.
Amy
My mother gave me this book to read. She enjoys mysteries.
I enjoyed this series of books. The plots were well thought out. The characters each had their own rich personality. The writing kept me engaged.
I would definitely recommend this author to others.
Gherald Gruezo
I Love It :)) Skinwalkers is so Intriguing :)) Must read :))
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Tony Hillerman, who was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, was a decorated combat veteran from World War II, serving as a mortarman in the 103rd Infantry Division and earning the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart. Later, he worked as a journalist from 1948 to 1962. Then he earned a Masters degree and taught journalism from 1966 to 1987 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, wh ...more
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