The Wailing Wind Book ô 368 pages ☆ Tony hillerman

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The Wailing Wind Book ô 368 pages ☆ Tony hillerman ☆ Officer Bernadette Manuelito found the dead man slumped over in the cab of a blue pickup abandoned in a dry gulch off a dirt road with a rich ex con's phone number in his pocket and a tobacco tin nearly filled with tracer gold It's her initial mishandling of the sHat spell trouble for her supervisor Sgt Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police but it's the echoes of a long ago crime that call the legendary former Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn out of retirement Years earlier Leaphorn followed the trail of a beautiful young and missing wife For awhile reading this book I did get tired of the pre history of relationships and stories and cases past But I guess when you are crunch reading a series that happens I just get tired of the rehash As I was getting closer to the end of the story the light bulb came ON and I know what happened One of the few times I was right let me tell youThe story did have a great and sad ending

Text ☆ The Wailing Wind Ð Tony Hillerman

Officer Bernadette Manuelito found the dead man slumped over in the cab of a blue pickup abandoned in a dry gulch off a dirt road with a rich ex con's phone number in his pocket and a tobacco tin nearly filled with tracer gold It's her initial mishandling of the scene t Deputy Bernadette Manuelito of the Navajo Tribal Police gets called out on a last minute call to check out an abandoned car She arrives at the scene to find what looks like a man sleeping off a night of drinking The dead man however doesn’t rouse Everything points to natural causes there is no obvious cause of death and she didn’t look hard at the scene until the gun shot was found by the EMT The murder of this man Doherty and an old case Joe Leaphorn worked years ago seem to be related It is tied to the legend of The Wailing Woman the lost treasure of The Golden Calf and the Halloween night years ago that Wiley Denton shot the con man McKayTony Hillerman’s Navajo Mysteries with Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn are infamous The legendary Joe Leaphorn has been solving cases in the Four Corners for years Hillerman’s Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant has retired but it hasn’t stopped his curiosity He reaches out to Sgt Jim Chee when he hears about the murder of Doherty He wants to know if it has any relation to his previous case where Wiley Denton shot a con man trying to sell him the location ‘The Golden Calf’ The motivations aren’t obvious but maps are found at Doherty’s murder site along with an old tin of placer gold Everything from the old case gets turned over including Denton’s missing wife who was supposed to go to a lunch with her friends the day of the murder She never showed up and never came home People thought she ran off She was too young and too pretty for Denton She was believed to be in league with McKay because she introduced him to her husband No one however who knew her believed it to be true and neither did her husband Denton in fact hires Leaphorn during this book to look into her missing persons case He never stopped looking for her Leaphorn can’t shake the feeling this has something to do with the police report of three kids on that Halloween night They said they heard a woman crying amongst the old army bunkers at Fort Wingate It was Halloween however and the kids were scared By the end of the night two of the kids were convinced they heard “La Llorana”the wailing woman another one was sure it was a Skinwalker and the last thought it was vampire It got dismissed as nothing Leaphorn isn’t so sureI read all of Hillerman’s books several years ago In fact I remember listening to some of them when I was a kid back when audio books were books on tape My family was traveling cross country and we would stop at the Cracker Barrel’s trading one Hillerman book on tape out for another Leaphorn and Chee made it so we could drive fourteen hour days and not commit murder Enough nostalgia The point is I read them awhile ago and forgot how good they are I reread this mainly because it’s Autumn and Halloween is coming I wanted to indulge in the murder set on October 31 I wasn’t disappointed I got to rediscover a favorite author and series Hillerman captures the cultural intricacies and beauty of the American Southwest His writing is beautiful in a sparse way that reflects the scenery of the areaHillerman has a wonderful grasp not only of the Navajo culture in the Four Corners area but also the Zuni Hopi Hispanic and belagaanacaucasian cultures living there He grew up in the southwest It is how along with research he obtained the information contained in his stories He has received the Navajo Tribes Special Friend Award and Center for the American Indian Ambassador Award for bringing attention to Native American culture and concerns I recommend you read Hillerman’s books if you enjoy mysteries or if you have any interest in the American West They are contemporary Westerns If you are looking for where to start the first of the Navajo Mysteries is ‘The Blessing Way’

Tony Hillerman Ð The Wailing Wind Book

The Wailing WindTo a dead end and his failure has haunted him ever since But ghosts never sleep in these high lonely Southwestern hills And the twisted threads of craven murders past and current may finally be coming together thanks to secrets once moaned in torment on the desert wind I feel like I have spent a lot of the last year saying the words I love Bernie hahaBut seriously I didn't dislike Janet Pete but I freaking love Bernadette Manuelito