The Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel
Harper, 2019 (2019)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
eaders always know that when they have a book written by Anne Hillerman, they are in for a good read. Hillerman picks up the characters from her father's books and runs with them - Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito. I won't tell you how much Hillerman writes like her father Tony. My mother always said that comparisons are odious. I will tell you that you will not be disappointed.
oe Leaphorn is no longer a tribal policeman for the Navajo Nation. But he has gotten tangled in the disappearance of a priceless artifact – he is expected to find this priceless traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. The main suspect is discovered dead under mysterious circumstances. Then Leaphorn receives warnings to beware; witchcraft is afoot!
hile Leaphorn struggles with a possible murder and the missing Navajo artifact, Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito are on the trail of those responsible for a rash of burglaries. As investigations of both cases continue, it becomes apparent they overlap.
found the story fascinating because of all the lore I learned about the history of the Navajo as well as their way of living today and their tribal beliefs – all woven into a really fine book. Don't miss it.
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