Dance Hall of the Dead (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #2)

Dance Hall of the Dead (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #2)

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Overview

Two Native-American boys have vanished into thin air, leaving a pool of blood behind them. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police has no choice but to suspect the very worst, since the blood that stains the parched New Mexican ground once flowed through the veins of one of the missing, a young Zuni. But his investigation into a terrible crime is being complicated by an important archaeological dig ... and a steel hypodermic needle. And the unique laws and sacred religious rights of the Zuni people are throwing impassable roadblocks in Leaphorn's already twisted path, enabling a craven murderer to elude justice ... or, worse still, to kill again.

Performed by George Guidall

Enhanced CD: CD features an interactive program which can be viewed on your computer, including: a photo galary, an author Q&A and a 35 years of excellence timeline.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060815110
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/02/2005
Series: Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series , #2
Edition description: Abridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours
Pages: 5
Sales rank: 276,227
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

TONY HILLERMAN served as president of the Mystery Writers of America and received the Edgar and Grand Master Awards. His other honors include the Center for the American Indian’s Ambassador Award, the Spur Award for Best Western Novel, and the Navajo Tribal Council Special Friend of the Dineh award. A native of Oklahoma, Tony Hillerman lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, until his death in 2008.


George Guidall is one of the foremost narrators in the audiobook industry, having recorded over 500 unabridged books ranging from classics to contemporary bestsellers. He is the recipient of the 1999 Audie Award presented by the Audio Publishers Association for the best narration of unabridged fiction.

Hometown:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Birth:

May 27, 1925

Date of Death:

October 26, 2008

Place of Birth:

Sacred Heart, Oklahoma

Place of Death:

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Education:

B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1946; M.A., University of New Mexico, 1966

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Dance Hall of the Dead 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a+great+mystery
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The+whole+thing+was+incredibly+slow-paced+and+the+end+tied+up+very+few+loose+ends+and+left+me+with+questions+the+bookmshould+have+answered.++Very+disappointed.+
adithyajones on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is a well written mystery, more than the mystery aspect it is the writing which I liked and the way author was able to bring about the native American atmosphere interwoven into the plot..
tzelman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Leaphorn pursues marked Navaho adolescent with an implausible smack at academics. Poetic end.
KApplebaum on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not one of Hillerman's best, but still an enjoyable read.
irishwasherwoman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Could never get comfortable with this book. As part of a book discussion series looking at modern dective fiction, I found this to be a big disappointment. I expect a mystery to grab me and totally involve me in the story and getting the mystery solved. I found this book too long for the story being told and filled with disconnects - many characters just dropped when they could have contributed a great deal to the mystery.
MusicMom41 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This early Joe Leaphorn mystery has an intricate plot, interesting characters and lots of Indian lore, both Zuni and Navajo which adds up to an entertaining listening experience. The masterful narrations of George Guidall make the Hillerman novels one of the few book series that I prefer to listen to rather than read. Recommended¿4 stars
MerryMary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young Hopi boy is the first to die, and his friend is missing. Jim Chee is detailed to look for the missing Navajo boy, and uncovers a mystery that includes a hippie commune, an archeological dig, and broken Hopi taboos that exact a terrible punishment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot and well written. Very interesting.
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Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
The Zuni religion has been dealt a powerful blow, when the chosen Little Fire God is murdered and his best friend is missing. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has to work within both the Navajo and Zuni beliefs, in order to help the New Mexican police force find the missing boy, before it is too late. As if balancing this delicate line wasn’t hard enough for Lt. Leaphorn, there is an archeologist determined to excavate the earth and change humankind’s history. Tony Hillerman writes with an exquisite passion in this novel. He mixes several layers and different stories in the hunt for the missing boy, by representing the Navajo, Zuni and American traditions. The majestic background of New Mexico comes to life in Hillerman’s details and readers will feel as if they are on the same journey with Leaphorn. Though the ending is a tad predictable and there are several supplementary characters to keep up with, this is an exhilarating tale. This book is an excellent, fast paced page-turner. Notes: This review was written for My Sister's Books. This review was originally posted on Ariesgrl Book Reviews.
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