I've just finished reading "Coyote Waits" by Hillerman and it is the very best I've read so far, and my husband, too. It is exciting especially toward the end. Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee are two Navaho policemen who cover a lot of territory and are interesting fellows to follow in their pursuits.
A complex mystery involving a historical find, a mythical coyote, a killed Navajo Tribal policeman and a Navajo shamon. The shamon is found with the murder weapon, and refuses to talk! A quick read with a very powerful ending!
The car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez, a bullet did. Officer Jim Chee's good friend Del lies dead, and whiskey-soaked Navajo shaman is found with murder weapon. The old man is Ashie Pinto. He's quickly arrested for homicide and defended by a woman Chee could either love or loathe. But when Pinto won't utter a word of confession or denial, Lt. Joe Leaphorn begins an investigation. Soon, Leaphorn and Chee unravel a complex plot of death involving an historical find, a lost fortune...and the mythical Coyote, who is always waiting, and always hungry.