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Talking God by Tony Hillerman
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Talking God (1989)

by Tony Hillerman

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Series: Leaphorn/Chee (9), Jim Chee (6)

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[reading to distract myself this week—not confident enough to formulate a review; this is a re-read for me] ( )
  joyblue | Jul 12, 2019 |
Amazon Description: A grave robber and a corpse reunite Navajo Tribal Police Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee. As Leaphorn seeks the identity of a murder victim, Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors. As the layers of each case are peeled away, it becomes shockingly clear that they are connected, that there are mysterious others pursuing Highhawk, and that Leaphorn and Chee have entered into the dangerous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, and living gods.
Leaphorn and Chee once again come together to solve a mystery. Only this time they are both in Washington DC following two different routes to the same problem. Great characters with a behind the screen look at the Smithsonian and the FBI. ( )
  Bettesbooks | Jul 28, 2018 |
Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn (Navajo Tribal Police) have investigations that dovetail. Both end up in Washington, DC and have to cope with federal bureaucracy and the FBI in the big city. Highhawk somewhat came across as a caricature and Leaphorn's murder victim he's trying to identify has an overly complex background that complicates the plot. Worth reading if you're a Hillerman fan but start with one of the others if he's a new author for you. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Jun 6, 2018 |
Lt. Joe Leaphorn and officer Jim Chee follow different trails and end up at the same brushpile. Washington D.C., that is. Now they must work together to find out how the puzzle pieces fit.

Another tried and true author for me, Tony Hillerman tells the story in a laid back way. I can almost feel my blood pressure dropping when I read these stories. This in spite of the suspense, danger and mystery. I love the way his characters are grounded in their heritage and the rich details of their lives and beliefs. Hillerman's mysteries are always a pleasure to read. ( )
  MrsLee | May 24, 2018 |
So far, this one of Hillerman's has interested and entertained me the most. ( )
  gmillar | Jun 25, 2017 |
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This book is dedicated to Delbert Kedelty, Terry Teller, David Charley, Donald Tsosie, and the other kids at Tsaile School who drew the Tei-bichae pictures that started me thinking about Talking God.
And to Will Tsosie, Tsosie Tsinjinnie, Tribal Councilman Melvin Bigthumb, and the others who fight to preserve Hajiinie-Dine'tah and its ruins and pictographs for future generations.
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Through the doorway which led from her receptionist-secretary's office into her own, Catherine Morris Perry instantly noticed the box on her desk.
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A grave robber and a corpse reunite Navajo Tribal Police Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee. As Leaphorn seeks the identity of a murder victim, Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors. As the layers of each case are peeled away, it becomes shockingly clear that they are connected, that there are mysterious others pursuing Highhawk, and that Leaphorn and Chee have entered into the dangerous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, and living gods.

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Separate police investigations become closely related when it becomes clear that Henry Highhawk is wanted by others besides the police and is involved in more than grave robbing.

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