Sacred Clowns Author:Tony Hillerman First there was the trouble at Saint Boneventure boarding school. A teacher is dead, a boy is missing, and a council woman has put a lot of pressure on Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee to find her grandson. Sitting on a rooftop watching sacred clowns perform their antics in a Pueblo ceremony, Chee spots the boy. Then, suddenly, the c... more »rowd is in commotion. One of the clowns has been savagely murdered. Without a single clue, Chee and Leaphorn must follow a serpentine trail through the Indian clans and nations, seeking the thread that links two brutal murders, a missing teenager, a band of lobbyists trying to put a toxic dump site on Pueblo land, and an invaluable memento given to the tribes by Abraham Lincoln in a fast-paced, flawless mystery that is Hillerman at his lyrical, evocative, spellbinding best. Performed by Gil Silverbird« less
A classic Tony Hillerman book. The story revolves around a crime committed on American Indian soil and the turmoil of the people surrounding the crime. Hillerman's books delve into the crime scene, crime fighting, while also depicting the lives of those surrounding the event. If you are a fan of crime writing, or a fan of Native American stories, this is a good read.