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    The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman

Homicide 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.

Year: 1970
Genre: Police Procedural

    Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman

Two 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.

Year: 1973
Genre: Police Procedural

    Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman

The 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.

Year: 1978
Genre: Police Procedural

    The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman

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.

Year: 1982
Genre: Police Procedural

    Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman

From 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.

Year: 1986
Genre: Police Procedural

    A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman

A noted anthropologist vanishes at a moonlit Indian ruin where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground for profit. When two corpses appear amid stolen goods and bones at an ancient burial site, Navajo Tribal Policemen Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth the astonishing truth behind a mystifying series of horrific murders.

Year: 1988
Genre: Police Procedural

    Talking God by Tony Hillerman

Reunited 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.

Year: 1989
Genre: Police Procedural

    Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman

The 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.

Year: 1990
Genre: Police Procedural

    The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman

When Acting Lt. Jim Chee catches a Hopi poacher huddled over a butchered Navajo Tribal police officer, he has an open-and-shut case--until his former boss, Joe Leaphorn, blows it wide open. Now retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, Leaphorn has been hired to find a hotheaded female biologist hunting for the key to a virulent plague lurking in the Southwest.

Year: 1998
Genre: Police Procedural

    Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman

Three men raid the gambling casino run by the Ute nation and then disappear into the maze of canyons on the Utah-Arizona border. When the FBI, with its helicopters and high-tech equipment, focuses on a wounded deputy sheriff as a possible suspect, Navajo Tribal Police Sergeant Jim Chee and his longtime colleague, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, launch an investigation of their own.

Year: 1999
Genre: Police Procedural


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1970The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Joe Leaphorn
1973Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Joe Leaphorn
1978Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1982The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1986Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1988A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1989Talking God by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1990Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1998The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
1999Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
2002The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
2003The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn
2006The Shape Shifter by Tony Hillerman Cold Case, Police Procedural, Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn, Arizona

 

 

 


 

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