March 7, 2013
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The Wailing Wind

The Wailing Wind
Tony Hillerman

Few writers can match Hillierman's sense of place. Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police joins his retired ex-boss, the legendary Joe Leaphorn, to solve a puzzling shooting, vaguely connected to legends of a lost mine. Hillerman is, I think, at his best when he stays with the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni, far from the cities and towns and the belagana, so this isn't Hillerman's best. But it's always nice to hear from Leaphorn and Chee.