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Dance Hall of the Dead (Leaphorn & Chee, #2) Two Native American Boys Have Vanished Into Thin Air, Leaving A Pool Of Blood Behind Them Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn Of The Navajo Tribal Police Has No Choice But To Suspect The Very Worst, Since The Blood That Stains The Parched New Mexican Ground Once Flowed Through The Veins Of One Of The Missing, A Young Zu I But His Investigation Into A Terrible Crime Is Being Complicated By An Important Archaeological Dig And A Steel Hypodermic Needle And The Unique Laws And Sacred Religious Rites Of The Zu I People Are Throwing Impassable Roadblocks In Leaphorn S Already Twisted Path, Enabling A Craven Murderer To Elude Justice Or, Worse Still, To Kill Again.

10 thoughts on “Dance Hall of the Dead (Leaphorn & Chee, #2)

  1. says:

    It seemed to him that a single homicide could be thought of as a unit as something in which an act of violence contained beginning and end, cause and result But two homicides linked by time, place, participants and, most important, motivation presented somethingcomplex The unit became a sequence, the dot became a line, and lines tended to extend, to lead places, to move in directions.I wasn t even going to continue with this series.The first book, The Blessing Way, was a horrible combi It seemed to him that a single homicide could be th...

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    This is the second of Tony Hillerman s celebrated books featuring Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police Later, Leaphorn would be assisted by a younger officer, Jim Chee, but this book, which won The Edgar Award, belongs to Leaphorn alone.A young Zuni Indian boy, Ernesto Cata, disappears while training for his important role in an upcoming tribal ceremony A large pool of blood suggests that something very bad has happened to Ernesto, and Joe Leaphorn is assigned to fine Ernesto s This is the second of ...

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    One that I ll re read to get the full effect A plot that kept me guessing Loads of detail about Hopi religion, which was very interesting Settings out on the mesa and at deserted hogans One of Hillerman s better books.

  4. says:

    Audiobook performed by George GuidallIt s book number two in Tony Hillerman s Joe Leaphorn series need I sayGood mysteries with a little Native American cultural information in the mix I love the way Leaphorn thinks things through before acting George Guidall does a good job on the audio He has good pacing and I really like the way he voices Leaphorn There were times when Guidall s performance transported me to my childhood, listening to my grandfather or grandmother, or aunts or Audiobook performed by George GuidallIt s book number two in Tony Hillerman s Joe Leaphorn series need I sayGood mysteries with a little Native American cultural information in the mix I love the way Leaphorn thinks thing...

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    December is a good time to re read Dance Hall of the Dead, which centers around the Zuni Shalako ceremony, timed to the winter solstice When Hillerman wrote this, his second Joe Leaphorn mystery 1973 , the ceremony remained open to non Natives, who flocked to witness it The impressive rite was subsequently closed to outsiders, however From what I heard, it was because Anglo guests simply did not know how to behave Leaphorn, too, is something of an outsider here, negotiating the challenges December is a good time to re read Dance Hall of the Dead, which centers around the Zuni Shalako ceremony, timed to the winter solstice When Hillerman wrote this, his second Joe Leaphorn mystery 1973 , the ceremony remained open to non Natives, who flocked to witness it The impressive rite was subsequently closed to outsiders, however From what I heard, it was because Anglo guests simply did not know how to behave Leaphorn, too, is something of an outsider here, negotia...

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    This mystery features Joe Leaphorn and is set in Zuni land Joe is called to a conference of police officers because a Zuni boy has been found almost beheaded and his best friend a Navajo, George Bowlegs is missing Leaphorn only job is to locate the Navajo boy As he investigated he vegans to feel George is not the killer and must him before George is killed He has the help a white girl Susan.There is much cultural information ...

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    I read my first Tony Hillerman book back in far off Boston after a friend recommended it His mysteries intertwine details about southwest Indian culture with the murder investigations of Navajo tribal police detective Joe Leaphorn Now that I have moved to New Mexico, I have an even greater interest in these stories, which I am trying to read in order This is the second book in the series The contrast between the Zu i and Navajo cultures is a focal point of this book The Zu i believe in a sp I read my first Tony Hillerman book back in far off Boston after a friend recommended it His mysteries intertwine details about southwest Indian culture with the murder investigations of Navajo tribal police detective Joe Leaphorn Now that I have moved to New Mexico, I have an even greater interest in these stories, which I am trying to read in order This is the second book in the series The contrast between the Zu i and Navajo cultures is a focal point of this book The Zu i believe in a spirit afterlife the Navajo don t The Zu i spirits are believed to dance forever at a sacred ground of origin, Kothluwalawa The Navajo had a bleaker visionThere was no heaven in the Navajo cosmos, and no friendly kachina spirit, and no pleasant life after death If one was lucky, there was oblivion But for most, there was the unhappy malevolent ghost, the chindi, wailing away the eons in the darkness, spreading sickness and evilLocation 1375 The Zu i have one major god, Awona...

  8. says:

    This 1974 Edgar Best Novel winner was a re read for me I ve read and enjoyed all of Tony Hillerman s novels featuring Lt Joe Leaphorn and Sgt Jim Chee, alone and together And, by the time I was 7 8 of the way through it, I had remembered the motive and the perpetrator but Hillerman s writing maintained me in a state of suspense until the last page.In this, one of the earliest of his Navajo novels, the character of Lt Joe Leaphorn is just beginning to be developed We hear nothing at all This 1974 Edgar Best Novel winner was a re read for me I ve read and enjoyed all of Tony Hillerman s novels featuring Lt Joe Leaphorn and Sgt Jim Chee, alone and together And, by the time I was 7 8 of the way through it, I had remembered the...

  9. says:

    I love Tony Hillerman s books He had a way of drawing you in and letting you learn about different Native American tribes all with a mystery attached to it.

  10. says:

    Back in the mid 1950 s, Horace Miner wrote an article called Body Ritual among the Nacirem, which described what Americans did in the bathroom in social scientist language Some people found this particularly clever, and it s become quite influential in the field.One can clearly see the influence of this article in this early entry in the Leaphorn and Chee series, as Leaphorn is constantly saying he wants to understand White people.The plot concerns the murders of young Indian boys Many think Back in the mid 1950 s, Horace Miner wrote an article called Body Ritual among the Nacirem, which described what Americans did in the bathroom in social scientist language Some people found this particularly clever, and it s become quite influential in the field.One can clearly see the influence of this article in this early entry in the Leaphorn and Chee series, as Leaphorn is constantly saying he wants to understand White people.The plot concerns...

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