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Dance Hall of the Dead (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 2)
Dance Hall of the Dead - Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 2
Author: Tony Hillerman
Two young boys suddenly disappear. One of them, a Zuni, leaves a pool of blood behind. Lt. Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police tracks the brutal killer. Three things complicate the search: an archeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuni.
ISBN-13: 9780061000027
ISBN-10: 0061000027
Publication Date: 3/15/1990
Pages: 272
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3.9 stars, based on 158 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market 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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I found this book fascinating. In addition to a good plot, the story involves the Zuni and Navajo cultures. The information regarding Zuni religious beliefs was as interesting if not more so than the actual mystery. Worth reading just for that alone.
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If you like Lephorn and Chee or Indian stories of life on a Reservation this is for you.
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Yet another fantastic Hillerman mystery. I can't wait until his new one comes out in November!

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