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Author: Anne Hillerman Narrator: Christina Delaine Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novels Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9780062283832
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Legendary tribal sleuths Leaphorn and Chee are back!

The supremely talented daughter of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman continues his popular series with this fresh, new mystery—her debut novel—filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich atmosphere.

It happened in an instant: After a breakfast with colleagues, Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito sees a sedan career into the parking lot and hears a crack of gunfire. When the dust clears, someone very close to her is lying on the asphalt in a pool of blood.

With the victim in the hospital fighting for his life, every person in the squad and the local FBI office is hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations strictly forbidding eyewitness involvement. Her superior may have ordered her to take some leave, but that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is put in charge of finding the shooter.

Pooling their skills, Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving Chee's former boss and partner, retired lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key to the shooting. Digging into the old investigation with discriminating eyes and a fervent urgency, husband and wife find themselves inching closer to the truth with every clue . . . and closer to a killer who will do anything to prevent justice from taking its course.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Spider Woman’s Daughter is a must-read for anyone who loved the great Tony Hillerman novels, now carried on by his amazingly talented daughter, a super writer herself.”

    Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A worthy continuation of Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn and Chee series. His daughter Anne ably returns to Navajo country in a colorful mystery that is both fascinating and vividly compelling. From its startling first scene to its gripping climax, Spider Woman’s Daughter engages the reader in a complex web of intrigue and deception.”

    David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art

  • “Spider Woman’s Daughter is a proud addition to the legacy, capturing the beauty and breath of the Southwest as only a Hillerman can.”

    Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Difficult to put down...If you love mysteries, this book is for you.”

  • “Characters from [Tony Hillerman’s]1988’s A Thief of Time play a dominant role in the unfolding of the plot. Pot hunters, archaeologists, controversy over the museum display of tribal objects, and insurance fraud culminate in a heart-stopping, action-packed conclusion as Bernadette and Jim risk their lives to bring a would-be assassin to justice. Verdict: Fans of Southwestern mysteries will cheer this return of Leaphorn and Chee.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “In her first novel, Hillerman successfully revives Navajo policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Like her father, she has a gift for combining history and mystery.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Christina Delaine adopts a lilting accent for the Navajo characters in this first book by Tony Hillerman’s daughter, which continues his popular series with detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. This aural demarcation between Navajo and non-Native characters may be of particular assistance to newcomers to the series. Navajo Nation police officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the shooting of someone she greatly admires. While being a witness removes her from the official investigation, she finds ways to stay involved with the case. Delaine's narration is imbued with respect for the culture and a sense of fondness for the characters. She depicts Bernie as a sensitive young woman but, at the same time, a polished professional. Delaine is equally adept at reflecting the age of the elders.”


  • “Intricately plotted, suspenseful, colorful, and unforgettable…Readers will fall in love with Bernie Manuelito and look forward to Anne Hillerman’s next effort in what should be a long, enjoyable, successful series.”

    Jo-Ann Mapson, author of Solomon’s Oak and Finding Casey

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, October 2013
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • Winner of the 2014 Spur Award for Best First Novel
  • A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller
  • A 2013 Library Journal Editor’s Pick
  • Finalist for the 2014 Dilys Award for Best Mystery Novel

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About the Author

Anne Hillerman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Spider Woman’s Daughter, Rock with Wings, Song of the Lion, and Cave of Bones in the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito mystery series. The daughter of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, she is also an award-winning reporter and author of several nonfiction books.

About the Narrator

Christina Delaine is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and accomplished stage actress. Her theater credits include Jewtopia, the longest-running comedy in Off-Broadway history, and the title role in Antigone at both Portland Center Stage and Kentucky Repertory Theatre. She holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MFA in acting from Brown University.