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Skeleton man

by Hillerman, Tony.

Format: Book on CD 2004
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Jefferson Hills Public Library Audio Visual CDBK FIC HIL
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CDBK FIC HIL
Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC HIL (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Los nombres del aire (The Name of the Air)
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Skeleton Man, according to Hopi legend, is the Guardian Spirit of the Underworld, the one who takes away mortals' fear of death. In Hillerman's nineteenth Navajo Tribal Police mystery, this ancient belief has special, chilling application to a search for skeletal remains in the Grand Canyon. The novel takes off from an actual plane disaster--the 1956 collision of a United Airlines and a TWA plane over the Grand Canyon. When a small-time criminal tries to pawn a diamond he allegedly discovered on the floor of the Grand Canyon, a series of events (what Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, now retired but still involved, believes are part of the universe's interlocking chains) is triggered, all leaping from a quest for a vast inheritance. The first link in the chain is that the diamond belonged to one of the plane-crash victims, a man who was carrying a fortune in jewels in an attache case handcuffed to his wrist. The victim's arm is central to the quest, since DNA will determine who deserves the inheritance. Hillerman manages to craft both a rip-roaring adventure tale, partially set in the treacherous downward slopes of the Grand Canyon, and a character-driven mystery in which Leaphorn's melancholy over retirement and Bernie Manuelito's uncertainty over her engagement to Sergeant Chee are both believable and involving. Another Hillerman stunner. --Connie Fletcher Copyright 2004 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In MWA Grandmaster Hillerman's sterling 17th Chee/Leaphorn novel, a 1956 collision between passenger planes high above the Grand Canyon leaves a courier's arm and attached diamond-filled security case unaccounted for after almost half a century. Enter retired Navajo Tribal Police Lt. Joe Leaphorn, who must try to connect the dots between an old robbery involving a valuable diamond and a more recent crime involving another diamond, both of which may somehow be related to the plane-crash jewels. The puzzle soon draws in fellow Navajo officer Sgt. Jim Chee and former cop Bernie Manuelito, Chee's soon-to-be bride. Billy Tuve, a cousin of Chee's lawman buddy Cowboy Dashee, is arrested after trying to pawn a gem believed to have come from the more recent robbery. Dashee enlists Chee's help to verify Tuve's story of a mysterious old man who gave him the jewel during a journey to a canyon-bottom shrine. But the good guys soon learn there are plenty more people in the hunt, and some will stop at nothing to get what they're after. The stakes are high and the danger escalates clear through to the final pages. Hillerman continues to shine as the best of the West. Agent, Maureen Walters at Curtis Brown. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series The Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito mysteries
Books 19-23 written by Anne Hillerman
#1 - The Blessing way
#2 - Dance hall of the dead
#3 - Listening woman
#4 - People of darkness
#5 - The Dark wind
#6 - The Ghostway
#7 - Skinwalkers
#8 - A Thief of time
#9 - Talking God
#10 - Coyote waits
#11 - Sacred clowns
#12 - The Fallen man
#13 - The First eagle
#14 - Hunting badger
#15 - The Wailing wind
#16 - The Sinister pig
#17 - Skeleton man
#18 - The Shape shifter
#19 - Spider woman's daughter
#20 - Rock with wings
#21 - Song of the lion
#22 - Cave of bones
#23 - The Tale teller
Subjects Navajo Indians -- Fiction.
Chee, Jim (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Leaphorn, Joe, Lt. (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2004
Edition Unabridged ed.
Contributors Guidall, George.
Recorded Books, Inc.
Participants/Performers Narrated by George Guidall.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Description 6 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419315862
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