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People of Darkness (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 4)
People of Darkness - Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 4
Author: Tony Hillerman
DEATH VISION... — The old Indian was already dying when someone tried to murder him. A box stolen from a rich man's house was filled only with rocks--but that man's wife offered Sgt. Jim Chee $3,000 to get it back. — Out in the Bad Country under the scorching Southwest sun, a lone assassin waits for Chee and his girlfriend to come looking ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061099151
ISBN-10: 0061099155
Publication Date: 1/15/1991
Pages: 304
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4 stars, based on 136 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed People of Darkness (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 4) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Tony Hillerman gives Anglos like me who grew up near the Navajo Nation and other reservations and are curious about these cultures but have no real means of accessing them a way of learning more about them and how members interact with mainstream America in modern times. I've read 5-6 Hillerman titles, and I've enjoyed each one. But this one is an especially good one.

If you like Hillerman's books, try The Shaman Sings and others from the Charlie Moon Mystery series by James D. Doss. These books are set in the Ute reservation of southern Colorado and, to my mind, they portray the Utes and Ute culture in a way that is equally realistic and detailed and respectful to what Hillerman does for Navajos. These books celebrate Native cultures in a way that is long overdue.

In addition, there is a series of novels about a Mayan detective in the Cancun area of the Yucatan Peninsula that are a pretty good read. I tried to track down the name of the author with an Amazon search, but I had no luck. I'll add that name and a couple of titles to this review later if I can track it down.

PS I notice that Hillerman has also published several non-fiction titles. If you enjoyed this book and his other fiction, some of these may be worth checking out, as well. I plan to do so.
Bookworm42 avatar reviewed People of Darkness (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 4) on + 54 more book reviews
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Who would murder a dying man? Why would someone steal a box of rocks? And why would a rich man's wife pay $3000 to get them back? Those qrestions haunt Sgt. Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police as he journeys into the scorching Soutwest. But there, out in the Bad Country a lone assassin waits for Chee to come seeking answers, waits ready and willing to protect a vision of death that for thirty years has been fed by greed and washed in blood.
reviewed People of Darkness (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 4) on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
good mystery series set in southwest
nannacrystal avatar reviewed People of Darkness (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 4) on + 10 more book reviews
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If a mystery writer ever deserved a national award, Mr. Hillerman was "IT". He kept us in suspense and was very honorable and respectful of the Native Americans he was writing about. A truly wonderful piece of writing!!!1
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reviewed People of Darkness (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 4) on + 65 more book reviews
A dying man is murdered/ A risch man;s wife agrees to pay three thousand dollars for the return of a stolen box of rocks. A series of odd, inexplicable events os haunteing Seergant Jim Chee of the Havajo Tribal Police and drawing him along into the Bad Country of the merciless Southwest, where nothing good can survive...including Chee. Because an assassin waits for him therte, protecting a thirty-year-old vision that greed has sired and blood has nourished. And only one man will walk away.
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Great suspense.
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Navajo tribal mystery,very good


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