Skeleton Man

Skeleton Man

Book - 2004
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While assisting Sergeant Jim Chee to investigate a robbery, Joe Leaphorn turns up a clue that leads to a search for the remains of a passenger on a plane that went down in the Grand Canyon fifty years earlier.


In 1956, an airplane crash left the remains of 172 passengers scattered among the majestic cliffs of the Grand Canyon—including an arm attached to a briefcase containing a fortune in gems. Half a century later, one of the missing diamonds has reappeared . . . and the wolves are on the scent.

Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is coming out of retirement to help exonerate a slow, simple kid accused of robbing a trading post. Billy Tuve claims he received the diamond he tried to pawn from a mysterious old man in the canyon, and his story has attracted the dangerous attention of strangers to the Navajo lands—one more interested in a severed limb than in the fortune it was handcuffed to; another willing to murder to keep lost secrets hidden. But nature herself may prove the deadliest adversary, as Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee follow a puzzle—and a killer—down into the dark realm of Skeleton Man.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061967795
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HIL
Characteristics: 241 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 02, 2017

One of his best books.

Aug 03, 2011

Skeleton Man ---- By Tony Hillerman c -2004 ---- This story will be a page turner for you. Very good and hard to put down. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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