The Tale Teller (Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito Series #5)

The Tale Teller (Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito Series #5)

by Anne Hillerman

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Overview

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting atmospheric mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive.

Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact—a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe’s been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself receives anonymous warnings to beware—witchcraft is afoot.

While the veteran detective is busy working to untangle his strange case, his former colleague Jim Chee and Officer Bernie Manuelito are collecting evidence they hope will lead to a cunning criminal behind a rash of burglaries. Their case takes a complicated turn when Bernie finds a body near a popular running trail. The situation grows more complicated when the death is ruled a homicide, and the Tribal cops are thrust into a turf battle because the murder involves the FBI.

As Leaphorn, Chee, and Bernie draw closer to solving these crimes, their parallel investigations begin to merge . . . and offer an unexpected opportunity that opens a new chapter in Bernie’s life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062391957
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Series: Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito Series , #5
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 10,683
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Anne Hillerman is an award-winning reporter and the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Spider Woman’s Daughter, Rock with Wings, Song of the Lion, and Cave of Bones, as well as several nonfiction books. She is the daughter of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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The Tale Teller (Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito Series #5) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Anne Hillerman does a great job carrying on her fathers legacy of gripping stories that take place in the Four Corners area of the US. When I read this book I could feel the summer heat, be filled with wonder at the sunsets and can see and feel the surrounding Mountains and rock formations. The storyline is gripping with many twists and turns; the characters are believable. I had trouble putting this story down and I wished it was not over.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I+don%27t+want+to+go+into+details+and+spoil+the+story+so+I+will+just+say+that+Anne+Hillerman+gets+better+and+better+with+each+book+in+this+worthy+continuation+of+her+father%27s+series+and+I%27m+looking+forward+to+reading+many+more.+three+cheers%21
lghiggins 3 months ago
Many years ago I read Tony Hillerman’s mysteries, eagerly awaiting the publication of each new one. Then after a hiatus, I rediscovered the Navajo world I had been missing—Shiprock, the Rez, and officers Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito. This time the storyline has been picked up by Anne Hillerman, Tony’s daughter. With eight books to her credit, four of which continue the plot lines established by her father, Anne Hillerman is a formidable successor to her father. The Tale Teller weaves a plot as complicated as any mystery I have read, using the same main characters Hillerman fans have come to love. The Navajo culture is portrayed accurately including some basic Navajo words to enhance the Native ambiance in the story. The setting is the Four Corners region of the Southwest in all its dusty, gritty heat of July. The characters have just enough predictability to cause readers to smile and nod, but not so much that there are no surprises. In fact, the plot provides so many of those that your head will be spinning trying to keep up. Lieutenant Leaphorn is hired to discover what happened to some missing donations to the Navajo museum. Bernie and Chee help solve a murder. Sorting out truths from deceptions is never easy, and it certainly isn’t in this mystery with a surprise ending. I would like to extend my thanks to netgalley.com and to HarperCollins Publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
8306780 4 months ago
What a book ! The author writes a great mystery.The story is laid out and them the ending I never saw coming ! This book mainly involves Joe Leaphorn in his new position as a PI.
Sheldon Gottlieb 5 months ago
A excellent book! Glad to see Leaphorn back in the story. Look forward to her next book. It was a wonderful birthday gift and I truly enjoyed reading it.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I love the characters. Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito are so believable.
Anonymous 7 months ago
not+the+best+book+in+series
Anonymous 7 months ago
Knowing+little+about+the+climate+of+the+Southwest+and+less+about+Navajo+norms+and+beliefs%2C+I+enjoyed+learning+a+bit.+I+always+enjoy+a+book+that+forces+me+to+do+research+to+learn+more.
913641 8 months ago
What a great read. Hated for it to end. Thanks so much for bringing Joe Leaphorn back into my life. I have missed him.