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The Tale Teller

(Leaphorn & Chee #23)

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Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting atmospheric mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive.

Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a p
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Harper
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Betty
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The fifth book we find that Joe Leaphorn has been hired to find the donor of an anonymous gift to the Navajo Nation. Unfortunately, the most costly item, bill, a dress worn on the long walk of 1864 is not in the box. One of the employees of the museum dies a strange death. Jim Chee is working on a string of burglaries in Chinle and Bernie Manuelito finds a dead body on a popular running trail. This event brings the FBI into the area causing problems. The separate themes are brought together nice ...more
Linda
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read all of Tony Hillerman's books, and was glad that his daughter Anne kept writing about the same Navajo characters. She's as good a writer as her father was, and I like that female characters play an important role in her novels. Bernie and her husband Jim are investigating both a string of burglaries and a murder, and Leaphorn is looking into a theft of items ostensibly donated to a Navajo museum. The cases dovetail in a surprising way in this suspenseful thriller, and even though the c ...more
Jud Hanson
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now retired, Joe Leaphorn is asked by the manager of a local museum to recover a missing item. An anonymous donor sent items to the museum but one of the items on the enclosed inventory is missing. Although he is still recovering from a severe gunshot injury, Leaphorn is determined to not let that hinder his efforts to solve this case. At the same time, Officer Bernie Manuelito and Jim Chee are tasked with solving a rash of strange burglaries in the area. The investigation takes a strange turn w ...more
Lovely Loveday
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Tale Teller is a mystery novel written by Anne Hillerman who continues her father's series with this new book centered around Bernie Manuelito. A story of mystery and intrigue as Leaphorn takes on the job of investigating missing items from an anonymous donation to the Navajo Nation Museum. While Bernie is investigating a burglary and assisting on a murder case.  The Tale Teller is full of suspense that lurks just beyond the next page lurking just around the corner could be life or death. Th ...more
Sharon Mensing
Anne Hillerman continues her father's series with this new book centered around Bernie Manuelito. This time around, Leaphorn has taken on a job investigating missing items from an anonymous donation to the Navajo Nation Museum, while Bernie is following up on a burglary at the same time she is assisting on a murder case. As one might expect, aspects of all of these cases dovetail before the end of the book. Hillerman is very sensitive to the roles of women in the police force, in tribal society, ...more
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Anne Hillerman's newest book,"Spider Woman's Daughter" debuted at number 10 on the New York Times Best Seller list. The novel continues her father Tony Hillerman's popular Jim Chee/Joe Leaphorn series. The book followed "Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn," with photos by Don Strel of the country the renown mystery author visited in his novels. Her cookbook, "Santa Fe F ...more

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