Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors.
But with each peeled-back layer, it becomes shockingly clear that these two cases are mysteriously connectedand that others are pursuing Highhawk, with lethal intentions. And the search for answers to a deadly puzzle is pulling Leaphorn and Chee into the perilous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, and living gods.
About the Author
Tony Hillerman was the former president of the Mystery Writers of America and received its Edgar® and Grand Master awards. His other honors include the Center for the American Indians Ambassador Award, the Silver Spur Award for the best novel set in the West, and the Navajo Tribes Special Friend Award. He lived with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Praise for Talking God…
“Suddenly now Hillerman has become a national literary and cultural sensation . . . it does not take too much to determine why Hillerman has become so popular. He is a solid, down-to-earth storyteller.”
-Los Angeles Times
“Woven as tightly as a Navajo blanket.”
“For the many enthusiastic fans of Tony Hillerman’s previous mystery novels, including A Thief of Time, only one thing needs to be said: Talking God is the best one yet!”