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Spider Woman's Daughter: A Leaphorn & Chee Novel
Spider Woman's Daughter A Leaphorn Chee Novel
Author: Anne Hillerman
Anne Hillerman, the talented daughter of bestselling author Tony Hillerman, continues his popular Leaphorn and Chee series with Spider Woman?s Daughter, a Navajo Country mystery, filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich Southwestern atmosphere.Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062270498
ISBN-10: 0062270494
Publication Date: 6/24/2014
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Harper
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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They say that confession is good for the soul. Assuming that's true, I will admit that I was a big fan of Tony Hillerman and his Navaho series Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee, and the rest. BUT I was disappointed in the last few novels in the series. When Mr. Hillerman left us, I thought that would be the end of the line for my special glimpse into life on the Navaho reservation and that my last memories would be of average work from a writer who typically turned out extraordinary stories.

A great big THANK YOU to his daughter, Anne Hillerman. Not only did she pick up her father's mantle and provide us with another story in the series, BUT she also restored the quality that the name Hillerman had come to represent. One of Ms. Hillerman's tricks perhaps the secret of her success with this book was to put the spotlight on Officer Bernadette Manuelito (finally married to Jim Chee), who was never more than a supporting character when her father documented the series. That's not to say that Leaphorn, Chee, and the rest are not present but that there are other talented and interesting characters worth some time in the sun.

I hope this is NOT a one-shot, and that this excellent series has found a new life with Anne Hillerman.

RATING: 4½ stars, rounded up to 5 stars out of appreciation for the return of these beloved characters and the excellent job in doing so.
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For those missing Tony Hillerman and Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, this is your book. A successful sequel by Hillerman's daughter, Ann Hillerman. And surprise, Officer Bernie Manuelito finally gets her chance to show her cop chops. She has them. I think the daughter channels the father and his Navajo characters from the Four Corners world superbly. Enjoyed it thoroughly. You will too.
I hope she writes another Leaphorn and Chee mystery.


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