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Dance Hall of the Dead (Crime Masterworks)
Dance Hall of the Dead - Crime Masterworks
Author: Tony Hillerman
When two young boys disappear, one of them leaving a pool of blood behind, Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police finds himself not only tracking a ruthless and brutal killer but caught up in the intricate mysteries of the Zuni religion as well. For the dead boy was to have played a key role in an important ritual of the Zuni people...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780752852829
ISBN-10: 0752852825
Publication Date: 7/18/2002
Pages: 192
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Publisher: Orion mass market paperback
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I think this was one of Tony Hillerman's best stories. It is always so enjoyable to learn of the Native American customs through his storyline. This one follows Joe Leaphorn through a case where Navaho customs don't necessarily agree with Zuni customs. When both tribes are involved, along with U.S. government types, it gets very complicated. I liked the ending, the way Leaphorn used a little psychology to get Ted Isaacs to think about what was really the most important thing he wanted in life.
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Winner of the Edgar Award. Tony Hillerman is the undisputed master of American Indian mysteries!
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It is a suspenseful novel describing the religious rites of the Zuni Tribe.
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Another Joe Leaphorn msytery with lots of information about life in the Southwest and Navajo culture. You can always count on Hillerman for a great read!
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This book gave the reader insight into the differing nuances between tribes of American Indians and also how they see the mind of the White Man, especially the FBI. The mystery is compelling, not that the killer is not obvious, but in how Joe Leaphorn goes about exacting justice to the cruel death of a boy and his father. Joe's understanding of the human condition is a lesson to be learned by everyone.
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