The Shape Shifter
Since his retirement from the Navajo Tribal Police, Joe Leaphorn has occasionally been enticed to return to work by former colleagues who seek his help when they need to solve a particularly puzzling crime. They ask because Leaphorn, aided by officers Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito, always delivers.
But this time the problem is with an old case of Joe's—his "last case," unsolved, and one that continues to haunt him. And with Chee and Bernie just back from their honeymoon, Leaphorn is pretty much on his own.
The original case involved a priceless, one-of-a-kind Navajo rug supposedly destroyed in a fire. Suddenly, what looks like the same rug turns up in a magazine spread. And the man who brings the photo to Leaphorn's attention has gone missing. Leaphorn must pick up the threads of a crime he'd thought impossible to untangle. Not only has the passage of time obscured the details, but it also appears that there's a murderer still on the loose.
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Review: The Shape Shifter (Navajo Mysteries #18)User Review - Sally Atwell Williams - Goodreads
This was the last book that Tony Hillerman wrote. I think it was appropriate that he made Leaphorn, retired, the lead in the story. It was about the Navaho belief in shape shifters or skinwalkers. And ... Read full review
Review: The Shape Shifter (Navajo Mysteries #18)User Review - Morris Graham - Goodreads
This was one of my favorite books. True, it seems that the bad guy was pointed out early and there wasn't much to wonder about. What I liked the most was the history and cultural similarities between ... Read full review