The Shape Shifter

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Harper Collins, Nov 21, 2006 - Fiction - 368 pages
24 Reviews

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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Hillerman's writing style is pretty dry and simple. - Goodreads
I loved the pacing in this book. - Goodreads
The plot of the book was pretty boring and simple. - Goodreads

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

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
23
Section 4
31
Section 5
37
Section 6
57
Section 7
63
Section 8
69
Section 14
151
Section 15
161
Section 16
213
Section 17
263
Section 18
285
Section 19
295
Section 20
311
Section 21
321

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 22
333
Section 23
343
Section 24
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About the author (2006)

Tony Hillerman was the former president of the Mystery Writers of America and received its Edgar® and Grand Master awards. His other honors include the Center for the American Indian’s Ambassador Award, the Silver Spur Award for the best novel set in the West, and the Navajo Tribe’s Special Friend Award. He lived with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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