Everything Hillerman story, especially if it involved Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, gives you an insight into American Indian culture. I had learned (perhaps incorrectly) that the Navaho tribes were fierce warriors in the 1800s but Hillerman writes about the Navaho culture in present time - the reservation, the beliefs, their addiction to alcohol, their crimes, and their passions. You will be transformed. Like Hillerman. J.A Jance also writes of American indian culture in her stories about the people who live in Tuscon and surrounding communities in the Joanna Brady Series.
One of Hillerman's best! Chee and Leaphorn together for the first time.
Three shotgun blasts explode into the trailer of Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police. But Chee survives to join partner Lt. Joe Leaphorn in a frightening investigation that takes them into a dark world of ritual, witchcraft, and blood-all tied to the elusive and evil "skinwalker". Brimming with Navajo lore and sizzling suspense, Skinwalkers brings Chee and Leaphorn, Hillerman's bestselling detective team, together for the first time.