Dance Hall of the Dead

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Two Native-American boys have vanished into thin air, leaving a pool of blood behind them. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police has no choice but to suspect the very worst, since the blood that stains the parched New Mexican ground once flowed through the veins of one of the missing, a young Zuņi. But his investigation into a terrible crime is being complicated by an important archaeological dig . . . and a steel hypodermic needle. And the unique laws and sacred religious rites of the Zuņi people are throwing impassable roadblocks in Leaphorn's already twisted path, enabling a craven murderer to elude justice or, worse still, to kill again.

 

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User Review  - Zumbanista - LibraryThing

I found this second Tony Hillerman Navajo Mystery novel very enjoyable. It's not a cozy but has a very smooth feel about it, in large part due to the personality traits of our protagonist, Joe ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

This is the second book in the "Navajo Detective" series by Tony Hillerman and the first in which detective Joe Leaphorn is the principal charactor. "Dance Hall of the Dead" is a sad story. It focuses ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
16
Section 4
29
Section 5
50
Section 6
58
Section 7
69
Section 8
79
Section 12
124
Section 13
137
Section 14
154
Section 15
172
Section 16
186
Section 17
203
Section 18
210
Section 19
219

Section 9
89
Section 10
96
Section 11
105
Section 20
231
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Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to France 's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group’s Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction’s Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.

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