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Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman

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Also by Tony Hillerman:

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Skeleton Man, January 2022
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The Wailing Wind, July 2021
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The Sinister Pig, July 2021
Paperback
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The Shape Shifter, January 2008
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The Shape Shifter, November 2006
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Skeleton Man, January 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Dance Hall of the Dead, October 2005
Paperback (reprint)
Tony Hillerman: Leaphorn, Chee, and More: The Fallen Man, the First Eagle, Hunting Badger, October 2005
Hardcover (reprint)
The Dark Wind, October 2004
Paperback
The Wailing Wind, March 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Sacred Clowns, February 2003
Paperback (reprint)
Seldom Disappointed, October 2002
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Great Taos Bank Robbery: And Other True Stories of the Southwest, October 2001
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Hunting Badger, January 2001
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Skeleton Man
Tony Hillerman

Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series, #18
HarperTorch
January 2006
Featuring: Joe Leaphorn; Jim Chee
368 pages
ISBN: 006056346X
Paperback (reprint)
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Mystery Police Procedural

Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn comes out of retirement to help investigate what seems to be a trading post robbery. A simple-minded kid nailed for the crime is the cousin of an old colleague of Sergeant Jim Chee. He needs help and Chee, and his fiancée Bernie Manuelito, decide to provide it.

Proving the kid's innocence requires finding the remains of one of 172 people whose bodies were scattered among the cliffs of the Grand Canyon in an epic airline disaster 50 years in the past. That passenger had handcuffed to his wrist an attaché case filled with a fortune in -- one of which seems to have turned up in the robbery.

But with Hillerman, it can't be that simple. The daughter of the long-dead diamond dealer is also seeking his body. So is a most unpleasant fellow willing to kill to make sure she doesn't succeed. These two tense tales collide deep in the canyon at the place where an old man died trying to build a cult reviving reverence for the Hopi guardian of the Underworld. It's a race to the finish in a thunderous monsoon storm to see who will survive, who will be brought to justice, and who will finally unearth the Skeleton Man.

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