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Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman
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Skinwalkers (1986)

by Tony Hillerman

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The idea of 'skinwalkers' (witches, Navajo witchcraft) was a weird theme for me. Other Hillerman novels touch on the existence but in this story, the premise seemed weak and the plot wasn't very engaging. However, I love the landscape descriptions, and the Jim Chee view of tradition and harmony, so well worth reading. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Jul 21, 2018 |
Amazon Description: 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.
Although this is book 7 in the series, this is the first novel in which Joe Leatherhorn and Jim Chee actually work together. Fascinating series. ( )
  Bettesbooks | Jun 27, 2018 |
The seventh entry in a mystery series that follows either Joe Leaphorn or Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police (in this book, the two appear together for the first time). I enjoy these books because I always learn a lot about the Navajo and their culture, while also getting a decent mystery. Here, a series of seemingly unconnected homicides turn out to be very much related, and Chee himself is a target. ( )
1 vote rosalita | May 12, 2016 |
Outstanding story telling, likable characters. Recommended. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
Another Navajo Reservation mystery by Hillerman that is really a sociology book. The novel is full of information about the culture and religion of the Indians of the American Southwest and to call this series a mystery series doesn't do the content justice. In this installment Chee and Leaphorn work together and the differences in their personalities is reflected in the way they approach the case. Leaphorn, the older of the two, uses the latest crime solving methods while Chee, relies on more traditional Navajo methods. Each of the two men is also involved in personal conflicts that they have to work through while dealing with the everyday problems of being policemen. The mystery is always there at the heart of the novel, but this is one of those mystery series that is more like social commentary that foreshadows many of the current problems in the isolated and poor segments of the population. ( )
  benitastrnad | Jan 13, 2016 |
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We Navajo understand Coyote is always waiting out there, just out of sight. And Coyote is always hungry.
--Alex Etcitty, born to the Water Is Close People
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This book is dedicated to Katy Goodwin, Ursula Wilson, Faye Bia Knoki, Bill Gloyd, Annie Kahn, Robert Bergman, and George Bock, and all the Medicine People, Navajo and belagana, who care for The People - and about them. My thanks to Dr. Albert Rizzoli for his kindness and his help, and a tip of my hat to the good work of the too often unappreciated Indian Health Service.
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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.

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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.… (more)

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