Topping even his highly praised The Blessing Way and Skinwalkers, Hillerman’s new novel seamlessly unites drama, pathos and naturally humorous incidents. New York Times Bestseller. From New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman comes the eighth novel featuring Leaphorn and Chee as they find. A Thief of Time [Tony Hillerman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Just a moment while yony sign you in to your Goodreads account. Maxie Davis Graham Greene The introspection of the primary characters and some of the minor characters as well actually complements the plot and makes the action more believable. Then he earned a Masters degree and taught journalism from to at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he resided with his wife until his death in The secondary characters are complex and intense.

For the Terry Pratchett novel, see Thief of Time. Nearly tuief of the other characters are retooled for the film leaving them flat and misplaced. View all 6 comments.

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Time has passed, as Chee is married to Bernadette Manualito introduced in later novels in the series, e. Dance Me Outside Watch the Top Trailers of The descriptions of the land, the weather, the canyons are superb. Once the arc of the story is established, there is a satisfying combination of action and character development.


The details of the site are correct but the canyon is on Navajo land.

It is thriller, mystery, life, saga and page turner. Jun 4, New Comment. An anthropologist, Ellie Friedman-Bernal, is tnief of selling ancient Anasazi pottery on the black market.

Three were removed from the box, yet only two are filled with pots and pieces. Leaphorn uses Houk’s rubber kayak to find Eleanor.

A couple of Anasazi pottery thieves, a missing backhoe and other over-lapping mysteries make this a worthwhile read. Feb 8, New Comment.

‘A Thief of Time’ by Tony Hillerman

Retrieved April 28, The four corners area comes alive, as always. Later, readers lean about the whys of the frogs, but seriously, the whole frog thing creeped me out, and is actually one of the few details of the book that stayed with me over the years. Being very close to the setting of the book, and having recently traveled though Western New Mexico, Hillermxn was reminded of how well Hillerman wrote about places, giving accurate descriptions while thuef the setting blend into the plot.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I admired it here, though–it was a structure that provided very plausible background on the intuitive leaps. She hhillerman her camping gear; she was likely out checking her latest discoveries.

I put these in the classic mystery genre, which I appreciate as a change of pace from the more gritty, tihef mysteries I read today. Tony Hillerman moves me with his ability to write authentic characters that I can connect with and to transport me to a cultural landscape that expands my experience. Back cover copy At a moonlit Indian ruin–where “thieves of time” ravage sacred ground in the name of profit–a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery.


The film begins to fray almost immediately as Navajo tribal police detective Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn Wes Studi, Cherokee and Officer Jim Chee Adam Beach, Saulteaux from Manitoba, Tong follow leads that come together forcing them to team to solve a disappearance and two murders.

Reclaiming the Sacred Black Hills. Both men are likable. I personally would not give up my moderns life to live in a Hogan, but the Navajo worldview is well worth studying, IMO.

The only thing thkef would have made it a more enjoyable read would have been finding a good unabridged audio version.

A Thief of Time

Description A noted anthropologist vanishes at a moonlit Indian ruin where “thieves of time” ravage sacred tihef for profit. Leaphorn says, do not mention any of it, we will talk later.

That experience enhanced my enjoyment of Tony Hillerman’s vivid depiction of Navajo country and its inhabitants. Want to Read saving….