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Three shotgun blasts explode into the trailer of Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police. But Chee survives to join partner Lt. Joe Leaphorn in a frightening investigation that takes them into a dark world of ritual, witchcraft, and blood -- all tied to the elusive and evil "skinwalker." Brimming with Navajo lore and sizzling suspense, Skinwalkers brings Chee and Leaphorn, Hillerman's bestselling detective team, together for the first time.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1990]
Copyright Date: ©1986
ISBN: 9780061000171
Characteristics: 299 pages ; 18 cm


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Jan 22, 2017

Tony Hillerman is a master. Reading the books in order does provide important background character development in my opinion, although the books are capable of being read out of order without too much confusion. Tony Hillerman is an amazing story teller and his books are known for being accurate depictions of Navajo culture. This is shown in the mindset of the characters as well as the language of the books themselves. If you enjoy learning about cultures and also enjoy mystery stories - I recommend this series!

Skinwalkers in particular is one of my favorite books in the series, and an important one for the overall plot line following Leaphorn and Chee.

soblessed59 Oct 07, 2014

This was my first book by this author and may be my last.

The first third of the book was really tedious to read as the author filled pages with useless,BORING,and unnecessary info about every character introduced, about which clan/tribe they belonged too,that played absolutely no part in the story!

Felt no urgency at all to turn the page while reading it and didn't care about a single character.

Jan 21, 2011



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