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The Blessing Way (1970)

by Tony Hillerman

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Series: Leaphorn/Chee (1)

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Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn's pursuit of a Wolf-Witch is leading him where even the bravest men fear, on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder.… (more)
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Interesting and enjoyable mystery , with no Chee and very
little leaphorn. In fact…it’s more of an “adventure “ story with the myth collecting
Professor having to avoid the death dealing “witch” throughout.kept my interest and will read more. Native American lore included has great interest ( )
  cspiwak | Mar 6, 2024 |
includes Dance Hall of the Dead and Listening Woman
  JeffBook | Mar 2, 2024 |
This is the first in the Joe Leaphorn series, and it was a fast, engaging read. Although Leaphorn's character isn't particularly well-developed here, a good portion of the story did not involve him anyway. It was well-paced, and the Native American beliefs and practices featured were incorporated easily into the narrative, without feeling "educational". ( )
  laytonwoman3rd | Feb 12, 2024 |
Great story and characters. The story moves at a fast pace. I couldn't put it down. ( )
  caanderson | Aug 30, 2023 |
Found on my dad's bookshelf, if I'm not mistaken. ( )
  Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
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Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn's pursuit of a Wolf-Witch is leading him where even the bravest men fear, on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder.

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