A Thief of Time

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HarperCollins, Jan 5, 1990 - Fiction - 334 pages
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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. At an ancient burial site, amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets fitting the gun of the missing scientist.

There are modern mysteries buried in despoiled ancient places. And as blood flows all too freely, Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth an astonishing truth and a cold-hearted killer.

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Review: A Thief of Time (Navajo Mysteries #8)

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I've read this book before. I recently read a sequel to it, Anne Hillerman's Spider Woman's Daughter. I knew what was going to happen, and yet I got totally wrapped up every page. Hillerman's writing ... Read full review

Review: A Thief of Time (Navajo Mysteries #8)

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Lt. Leaphorn and Officer Chee have to track down a killer throughout Navajo lands, a killer who's been desecrating Native American sites and burial grounds. I picked up this book because I was looking ... Read full review

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Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to France 's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group’s Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction’s Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.

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