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The Blessing Way, Dance Hall of the Dead, Listening Woman
The Blessing Way Dance Hall of the Dead Listening Woman Author:Tony Hillerman Jacket Flaps: In The Blessing Way, Tony Hillerman’s First mystery, a young Navajo on the run named Luis Horseman is murdered. For Joe Leaphorn, the suggestion that Horseman has been killed by the Navajo Wolf, or werewolf, complicates matters—plenty. And the solution to the murder becomes an increasingly urgent and baffling challenge to Le... more »aphorn’s logic.
Though Joe Leaphorn has no particular love for his Zuni neighbors, in Dancehall of the Dead, winner of the 1974 Edgar Award, he finds himself involved in a case of kidnapping and murder when the teenage Zuni Fire God disappears—along with his Navajo best friend. Leaphorn crosses paths with local anthropologists, hippies, a federal narcotics agent, and a world of mysterious religious practices before he can sort out what has happened.
Sick, elderly Hosteen Tso has a secret—a secret he is killed for. In Listening Woman, Lieutenant Leaphorn’s search for the motive to the murder of a harmless old man leads him to the loneliest, most witch-ridden corner of the Navajo Nation. It also leads him into the lives of three men who seek revenge, escape, and salvation and finally, into a terrible crime in the very act of its commission.« less