Hall of the Dead
Joe Leaphorn & Jim Chee #2
by Tony Hillerman
Two young boys suddenly disappear. One of them is a Zuni who leaves a trail of blood behind.
Lt Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police attempts to track the brutal killer with clues from
an archaeological dig and a hypodermic needle. His search is diverted at times by the religion
and traditions of the Zuni. He must bypass them to find the killer before he can strike again.
This is a compelling, highly suspenseful story with an intriguing plot.
It is a brilliant depiction of the Native American culture in the
Western desert. It gives an insight into the character and traditions
of the Native Americans who live on the reservations: their ceremonial
and religious practices and the daily lives of these native people.
The portrayal of the Zuni Dance Hall of the Dead ceremonial is fascinating.
The action is fast paced. The characters are excellently presented.
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#1 (Tony Hillerman)
of the Dead #2 (Tony Hillerman)
of Darkness #4 (Tony Hillerman)
in Time #8 (Tony Hillerman)
Man #17 (Tony Hillerman)
Shape Shifter #18 (Tony Hillerman)
with Wings (#1 Anne Hillerman)
of the Lion (#3 Anne Hillerman)