Skinwalkers (A Leaphorn and Chee Novel #7) (Mass Market)

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Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman unites Chee and Leaphorn.  Asleep in his trailer, shotgun blasts rip through the night, but Chee survives.  He is a well thought of young cop, but the attempt on his life make Lieutenant Leaphorn wonder why a good cop would be targeted, it may cast suspicion on Chee.  The two cops are working on solving three killings, the only thing linking the victims is a belief in shamanism.  Is it possible they were killed by a skinwalker or witch?  Chee is training to become a shaman, is he somehow involved in these killings?


— Deon Stonehouse


Don’t Miss the AMC television series, Dark Winds, based on the Leaphorn, Chee, & Manuelito novels, coming this summer! 

From New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, Skinwalkers is the seventh novel featuring Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee—a riveting tale of sorcery, secrets, and murder.

Three shotgun blasts rip through the side of Officer Jim Chee’s trailer as the Navajo Tribal Policeman sleeps. He survives, but the inexplicable attack has raised disturbing questions about a lawman once beyond reproach.

Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn wonders why Chee was a target and what connection the assault has to a series of gruesome murders that has been plaguing the reservation. But the investigation is leading them both into a nightmare of ritual, witchcraft, and blood . . . and into the dark and mystical domain of evil beings of Navajo legend, the “skinwalkers.”

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.

Praise For…

“Superb and pure pleasure to read.” — Washington Post Book World

“Choice reading for plot, characters, and superb setting—don’t miss Skinwalkers.” — Chicago Tribune

“Hillerman is unique, and Skinwalkers is one of his best works yet.” — Los Angeles Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062018113
ISBN-10: 0062018116
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: October 25th, 2011
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Leaphorn and Chee Novel