This book comes from a "New York Times" Bestselling author. Certain that the simpleminded kid nailed for a robbery is innocent, Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant, Joe Leaphorn, comes out of retirement to try to prove the wrongly accused boy's innocence. To do that he needs to find the... show more
This book comes from a "New York Times" Bestselling author. Certain that the simpleminded kid nailed for a robbery is innocent, Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant, Joe Leaphorn, comes out of retirement to try to prove the wrongly accused boy's innocence. To do that he needs to find the remains of one of the 172 people, whose bodies were scattered among the cliffs of the Grand Canyon in an epic airline disaster fifty years in the past. But Joe Leaphorn isn't the only person hoping to unearth the secrets of the Skeleton Man...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 31st 2006
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Navajo Mysteries (#17)
It's getting harder and harder to find a Tony Hillerman novel I haven't read, so running across this one was a real treat.The story begins with a plane crash over the Grand Canyon in 1956 ... and ties into a modern-day case in which Cowboy Dashee's mentally disabled cousin Billy tries to pawn an eno...
Tony Hillerman used to be one of my favorite authors, but he did that thing a lot of authors do with long-running series: said he was done writing Leaphorn/Chee mysteries, but then kept writing them. After the stinker that was The Sinister Pig, I was almost afraid to read Skeleton Man, since it's th...
A little too modern for me. Involves a trip to Los Angeles and a shantytown development. Needless and uncharacteristic time is spent on antagonist development, including a horrific scene where he breaks into a mansion and leaves a macabre scene behind. I missed the Hillerman gentleness of earlier ...
I've always enjoyed all of Hillerman's Chee/Leaphorn books. They're just good, easy-to-read stories, and I've spent some time in that part of the country, so of course I like to read about it.Skeleton Man is one of the more interesting stories in the bunch.