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The Wailing Wind (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15)
The Wailing Wind - Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15
Author: Tony Hillerman
Officer Bernadette Manuelito found the dead man slumped over in the cab of a blue pickup abandoned in a dry gulch off a dirt road -- with a rich ex-con's phone number in his pocket ... and a tobacco tin nearly filled with tracer gold. It's her initial mishandling of the scene that spell trouble for her supervisor, Sgt. Jim Chee of the Na...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061098796
ISBN-10: 0061098795
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 189 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Kilroy avatar reviewed The Wailing Wind (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
In my humble opinion, this is the best story of the series. It is a haunting tale that stays with you long after you finish reading it. All of Hillerman's Chee/Leaphorn stories are filled with Navajo flavor, mystery, and great characters. If you have not discovered this wonderful author, You are missing one terrific yarn spinner.
tipi-author avatar reviewed The Wailing Wind (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another great Jim Chee - Joe Leaphorn mystery. Great plot, fascinating characters, and a lot of information about Native American lore and customs.
reviewed The Wailing Wind (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15) on + 254 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
An excellent Hillerman--and since Hillerman's are usually quite good that's saying a lot.

I am very glad to see a lot of Bernie in this book. She's a latecomer to the series, but one of my favorite characters, and a good balance for the other two.

The story was interwoven wonderfully, tying old & new cases & odd happens that rattle around old cop's minds together well. Sometimes it seems that Hillerman stretches a bit to bring Leaphorn in, but not in this one.

I don't think I'll read it again, though. The ending, while everything is explained, is a bit too sad for me. Good to read once, but not one I want to pick up again.
bookmanpc avatar reviewed The Wailing Wind (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15) on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
It is hard to go wrong with Hillerman. I have read most of the Leaphorn/Chee books now and not in the right order and I STILL enjoy getting one I haven't seen.
There is a spare, taut quality to the writing that reminds me of the desert itself.
I enjoy them all!
DustyShu avatar reviewed The Wailing Wind (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15) on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Definitely not the best mystery I've ever read. Probably won't read anything else by this author. It just didn't capture my attention for very long.
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reviewed The Wailing Wind (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15) on + 6 more book reviews
Another good mystery from Tony Hillerman.
reviewed The Wailing Wind (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15) on + 1391 more book reviews
Tony Hillerman has created interesting and complex characters that I enjoy following in his novels. When Bernadette Manuelito finds a dead man in a pickup in a dry gulch she assumes he died of a heart attack. Because of her inexperience as a new policeman she missed the real cause of death. As a result she doubts her ability in police work and so do others. However, her boss, Sgt. Jim Chee, believes in her. The problem is that he is also attracted to this young woman and finds it difficult to separate his feelings from his judgment of her abilities. Enter retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn who trained Chee who also believes in Bernadette's abilities. All are investigating the crime but is Leaphorn who finds a link that may help solve the crime. I enjoyed this fast paced little mystery. For me, it was good read.
reviewed The Wailing Wind (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15) on + 15 more book reviews
good Hillerman with twists and his popular characters
reviewed The Wailing Wind (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Bk 15) on + 9 more book reviews
Classic Hillerman a good read

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