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A Thief of Time (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 8)
A Thief of Time - Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 8
Author: Tony Hillerman
ISBN-13: 9780747403296
ISBN-10: 0747403295
Publication Date: 11/1/1990
Pages: 209
Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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4.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Sphere Books Limited
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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This is the best Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee novel in my opinion. A noted anthropologist disappears at the site of a dig ... and bodies start turning up.
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Tony Hillerman is the undisputed master of the Native American murder mystery. He is in top form in A THIEF OF TIME.
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Joe Leaphorn is the most imaginable and unforgettable person in this book, how he uses his heritage and history to solve the mysteries that surround the events is why I keep coming back to Tony Hillerman books. Worth the read.
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I wish it hadn't taken me so long to discover Tony Hillerman and his marvelous Leaphorn/Chee series. I loved the detailed southwestern setting, the Navajo culture, and most especially, the characters. Leaphorn and Chee were thoughtfully drawn, believable people that I enjoyed getting to know. Hillerman tells a solid story, too, with just the right level of complexity to keep it interesting. Only the geography was difficult for me--if a book provides a map I like to follow the story through it, but had a hard time keeping track of all the canyons and such with this one. That was a minor problem, though, and won't deter me from looking for more Hillerman.
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Great book with an unexpected twist ending!!
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Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee have another mystery on their hands out in Navajo land. A scientist disappears from an Anasazi ruin, people are getting horifically killed. Who (or what) is doing these awful murders?
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This is a great book! I'd like to read some more by this author. I learned a lot about the Navaho by reading this.
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Good book. 209 pages, larger paperback.
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A Thief of Time Tony Hillerman I bought this book from a thrift store not knowing who Tony Hillerman was. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. This is a great book. An anthropologist disappears and Navajo tribal policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must solve the case. They soon discover that there is a lot more going on than just a missing Anthropologist. Anasazi tribe, Kokopelli (Watersprinkler) God of fertility. Grade 4.5/5
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A murderer is ravaging sacred burial grounds for profit.
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A noted anthropologist vanishes and Lt. Joe Leaphorn and officer Jim Chee plunge into the past to solve this one.
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A noted anthropologist vanishes at a moonlight Indian ruin 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.
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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.
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Flat out marvelous
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Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police join forces in Hillerman's imaginative series on crimes occurring in or around the four corners country of the Southwest. Leaphorn and Chee track down a killer and along the way travel throughout the vast Navajo nation imparting arcane data on Native American pots, shards, and rituals.
Leaphorn and Chee's murder investigation touches on the "thieves of time;" those persons who desecrate and often destroy Native American archaeological sites in their fervor to collect ancient artifacts. The officers decipher clues leading to the identity of a killer who leaves bodies at Anasazi sites which have been looted. The interchange between Leaphorn and Chee, both said and unsaid, forms the main contrast in this book. Both men are interesting but Leaphorn is a more complex person; an aging Indian nearing the end of his career.

Known as the ancient ones, the Anasazi have been the subject of numerous studies by academia as to their origin and demise ranging from speculation to sober reality. The end result is conjecture although Hillerman is able to touch on the Anasazi lifestyle and history with a sure and steady hand.

There are more than 140,000 Native American sites registered within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Registration is required and approval is needed from the U. S. Government before digging can be undertaken by archaeologists at any of these sites. Unfortunately, the vast majority of sites are unidentified and thus unregistered. If they are identified, they are often unprotected and subject to vandalism by anyone.

Many of the unregistered sites are located on private land allowing the owner or others to remove aritifacts under cover of law. Some Indian artifact stores in the Southwest have knowingly bought stolen artifacts but the proof required to convict the owners is often lacking.

Hillerman introduces a reader to more than murder within the pages of his books. The various facets of the investigation opens the door to a reader's mind. Hillerman's main purpose is to educate a reader to the Navajo and Hopi tribes; their rituals, their people, and the gentle pace of their hard won existence.
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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.
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A noted anthropologist disappears and then two bodies are found amid stolen goods at an ancient burial site. Leaphorn and Chee must unravel past to solve these murders.
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Native American customs, challanges and mystery all rolled into a fascinating story.
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We have read quite a few of the Hillerman books. I have just finished this one and it is by far the most interesting and exciting of any of his so far, from the first page to the last.
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If you've enjoyed Tony Hillerman's Joe Leaphorn/Jimm Chee series, you'll definitely enjoy reading this book as well.
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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 Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth the astonishing truth behind a mystifying series of horrific murders.

"All of Tony Hillerman's Navajo Tribal Police novels have been brillant, but A Thief of Time is flat-out marvelous."--USA Today. (back cover)
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All of Tony Hillerman's Navajo Tribal Police novels have been brilliant, but A Thief of Time is flat-out marvelous. -USA Today
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A noted anthropologist vanishes at a moonlit Inidan ruin where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground for profit.
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When a noted anthropologist arrives on an ancient Ananazi Indain ruin to dig fot clay pots,she is at first angry to discover that the Pre-Navajo has been dispoiled, then terrified by what loomed out the darkness
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Another Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn book. Really good and very accurate picture of police work
on the Navajo nation.
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always so good....
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A great author of the West!
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I love all of Tony Hillerman's books.