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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: April 2019 ISBN: 9780062898685
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Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting atmospheric mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive.

Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact—a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe’s been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself receives anonymous warnings to beware—witchcraft is afoot.

While the veteran detective is busy working to untangle his strange case, his former colleague Jim Chee and Officer Bernie Manuelito are collecting evidence they hope will lead to a cunning criminal behind a rash of burglaries. Their case takes a complicated turn when Bernie finds a body near a popular running trail. The situation grows more complicated when the death is ruled a homicide, and the Tribal cops are thrust into a turf battle because the murder involves the FBI.

As Leaphorn, Chee, and Bernie draw closer to solving these crimes, their parallel investigations begin to merge . . . and offer an unexpected opportunity that opens a new chapter in Bernie’s life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Tale Teller is more than just a police procedural set in the Southwest, it’s a reading experience not to be missed. Anne Hillerman has reached a new level of storytelling in this one, and she deserves recognition as one of the finest mystery authors currently working in the genre.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “Mysterious deaths, lies, and secrets plague the investigators. Nevertheless, their diligent efforts uncover clues…are guided by the history and culture of the Navajo…The picturesque Southwest, as well as the history of the Navajo, come through on each page.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Showcas[es] Hillerman’s familiar themes: the strong kinship ties among the characters’ Navajo community, the odd crimes that can happen there, and the lengths desperate people will go to for survival.”

    Booklist

  • “Narrator Christina Delaine expertly weaves the web of Anne Hillerman’s latest mystery…Delaine is required to pronounce Navajo words and to distinguish a variety of voices; she capably portrays male, female, young, and old and also skillfully depicts Leaphorn’s struggles to articulate thoughts as he recovers from a gunshot wound to the head…Delaine is especially good at insightfully portraying this absorbing mystery’s female characters.”

    AudioFile

  • New York Times bestseller

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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.