Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman
(Joe Leaphorn)

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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 Zuñi. 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 Zuñi people are throwing impassable roadblocks in Leaphorn's already twisted path, enabling a craven murderer to elude justice or, worse still, to kill again.


About Tony Hillerman

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Tony Hillerman (1925–2008) was an award-winning author and newspaperman, best known for his mystery novels set on the Navajo Nation. Don Strel, a photographer, has been published in numerous books and magazines. He has taught art and design at the university level and has served as the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico. He is currently the director of the Southwest Assignments photography, design and public relations agency, which he founded in 1991. Anne Hillerman is the founding director of Wordharvest Writers’ Workshops, a journalist, and author whose books include Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn. She is Tony Hillerman’s eldest daughter.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Horror, Crime, Self Help, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Your heart breaks for young George Bowlegs for the hard life he has lived and what it is like to grow up the way he has, it is so interesting to learn all the different rituals the Navajo have.

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