Dance Hall of the Dead
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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