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Stargazer

(Leaphorn & Chee #24)

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Murder, deception, Navajo tradition, and the stars collide in this enthralling entry in New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman’s Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series, set amid the beautiful landscape of the American Southwest.

What begins as a typical day for Officer Bernadette Manuelito—serving a bench warrant, dealing with a herd of cattle obstructing traffic, and
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: April 13th 2021 by Harper
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    Linda
    The stars are all aligned in this latest offering from Anne Hillerman.

    Expansive skies reach over the tribal lands in central New Mexico. Officer Bernadette Manuelito of the Navajo Police receives an unexpected call from a friend. Leon is worried about his sister, Maya, who's gone missing. There's a deep connection here. Maya was Bernadette's roommate in college. But she and Maya seemed to go their separate ways when Maya married a young scientist, Steve Jones. The couple had a son, Junior, and m
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    Linden
    Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I've always enjoyed Tony Hillerman's Navajo mysteries, and his daughter Anne has carried on the tradition by adding a female officer, Bernadette Manuelito, to her father's characters, Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn. Bernie's old college roommate, Maya, has confessed to murdering her ex-husband, an astronomer, but something seems off to Bernie. She is convinced that Maya is lying, but the case seems open and shut. Could Maya be lying to protect the real murderer? The Southwest landscape, a twisty plot ...more
    The Library Lady
    Hillerman Fille's Leaphorn and Chee books have smoothly continued the adventures of the Navajo police force. As I may have mentioned before, moving the prime focus to Officer Bernie Manuelito gives Hillerman a chance to continue to use her father's characters, but to tell the stories with a female voice. Nicely done. ...more
    Jennybeast
    Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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    I persist in enjoying these books, despite my growing wish that they were written by a Native author instead. I appreciate that Hillerman is taking the stories further away from Navaho religious practices and concentrating more and more on the authentic lives of her characters -- it's interesting to see where they go with their various relationships to law enforcement and each other and to the greater New Mexico community. A solid addition to the series.

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    Jacque
    Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I first learned of Chee and Leaphorn on the PBS series, and then discovered the book series by Tony Hillerman. I am glad to see Anne continuing the series, with a natural progression to Bernie Manuelito as the main character.The characters are well-written and the mystery was excellent. I learn more about the Navajo culture and area with each of these books. I loved this story! The balance between the mystery, the characters, and the setting were perfect! The mention of the missing women and abu ...more
    Becky Abbott
    Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Stargazer by Anne Hillerman is a welcome continuation of her Bernie Manuelito books. I learn something new each time I read another of these books and it is good to get the female side of the Navajo culture. Having read this one in one sitting, I can only look forward to the next one.
    Cynde
    Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Book 24 in the Leaphorn, Chee & Maneulito series Anne Hillerman continues writing in the tradition and style of her father, Tony Hillerman who began this series. The books are steeped in the traditions and folklore of the Navajo people and usually involve a murder on Tribal Lands. They include the workings of the various police forces in the area :tribal police, sheriff departments, FBI. This book centers on Officer Manuelito, sent out to serve a warrant she comes across a herd of cows in the ro ...more
    S. Smith
    Mar 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
    In the latest entry to her successful continuation of her late father's long-running series, Anne Hillerman brings back intrepid tribal police officer Bernadette Manuelito to investigate the puzzling murder of an astronomer who was separated from Bernie's former college roommate. Although Bernie's troubled old friend has confessed to her spouse's killing, Bernie suspects this is a lie. With support from her husband (and temporary boss) Jim Chee, and her wise retired mentor Joe Leaphorn, she sear ...more
    joyce w. laudon
    Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Many mystery readers recognize the name Hillerman. It is shared by father, Tony, and daughter, Anne. Both are authors of excellent mysteries that draw on Native American themes. Anne took on the characters of her father’s novels, the well known Leaphorn and Chee, among others.

    Spend time in the southwest among the Navajo as Bennie reconnects with an old friend’s brother whom she tries to help. This causes friction with Bennie’s husband, the long running series regular Chee. This leads to Joe Leap
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    Maggie Holmes
    This is my favorite of Anne Hillerman's series. She takes on the problem of missing/murdered indigenous women and also introduces us to cutting-edge astronomy. The information about the Navajo cosmology was wonderful. I could feel Bernie's thrill of looking at the stars and seeing what her ancestors saw. The mystery was solid and the clues were there. Leaphorn faced his fears and followed up on one of the old stories from Tony's series. Chee didn't have much of a role in this book (and has been ...more
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