A Thief of Time

A Thief of Time

Book - 1988
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Chilling discoveries unearthed at a dig for Navajo clay pots bring Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo Police to the site and put them on the trail of stolen artifacts, a missing woman, and bizarre and mystifying murders.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper & Row, 1988
ISBN: 9780061808401
Branch Call Number: Mystery Hillerman
Characteristics: 209 p. : maps ; 24 cm


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Jan 22, 2017

Tony Hillerman is a master. Reading the books in order does provide important background character development in my opinion, although the books are capable of being read out of order without too much confusion. Tony Hillerman is an amazing story teller and his books are known for being accurate depictions of Navajo culture. This is shown in the mindset of the characters as well as the language of the books themselves. If you enjoy learning about cultures and also enjoy mystery stories - I recommend this series!
I really loved A Thief of Time, in particular. There are not many stories that meld my loves of learning about different cultures and masterfully told stories as well as fascinating scientific concepts. I loved learning about the physical and cultural anthropology relating to the lost Anasazi culture.

Jan 21, 2011


Read the c - 1988, paperback.


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