Spider Woman's Daughter

Spider Woman's Daughter

Large Print - 2013
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"Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her. With the victim fighting for his life, the entire squad and the local FBI office are hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations forbidding eyewitness involvement. But that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is in charge of finding the shooter. Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving his former boss and partner, retired Inspector Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key. Digging into the old investigation, husband and wife find themselves inching closer to the truth-- and closer to a killer determined to prevent justice from taking its course."
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2013.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780062278579
Characteristics: 420 pages ;,23 cm.

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topekasue
Oct 31, 2017

Anne Hillerman does a nice job in continuing her farher's characters. Special attention to New Mexico setting -- you can really feel the desert heat and the endless miles driven during the investigations.

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njon38
Mar 13, 2017

she's no Tony Hillerman who used the landscape and mythology and way of the Dineh as characters in his stories. This is a mere police procedural set on the navaho reservation. Wuite disappointing as a follow up to her father. I'l try one more but not impressed.

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maipenrai
Nov 08, 2016

The first book in the Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito series

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LauraSteinert
Aug 30, 2016

Please ignore the misogynists who refused to read this book. Hillerman has her own voice and her own perspective. She didn't mimic her father's work, she is just allowing the character to live on. It is not at all surprising that the narrator has a new voice, nor that the central character is a woman. It you just have to have all your books be about men, and the women they conquer, find something else. This book is still honoring the Navajo way of life including the place of women before the white people's near genocide of the people. It is not a rant against white people, but it does not pull any punches when saying how life on the reservation actually is.

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bdoc
Aug 12, 2016

Continuation of her father's, Tony Hillerman's , characters. Excellent Anyone who likes the Hillerman books will also enjoy the series by Margaret Coel

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heinrij
Nov 17, 2015

Hooray Anne is as good a writer as her father. It's nice to know the series will continue. I would rate this PG

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rsolin
Oct 11, 2015

I'm glad Leaphorn and Chee- and Bernie and the rest- will continue. There may never be another Tony Hillerman, but his daughter has done a more than credible job in re-starting the series, and I look forward to more to come.

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Zoomerofall
Sep 23, 2015

She is not as good a writer as her father was, but she does keep the plot interesting and her descriptions of New Mexico and the Navajo reservation are good. I like her choice of Bernie as the main character in this one.

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 21, 2015

Best-seller Tony Hillerman's daughter continues his Chee/Leaphorn/Manualito series in this rich, suspenseful tale. Her take, mostly through Bernie's eyes, isn't the same as her father's, which I think is fine. Police work has changed since her father began his writings. I never pay too much attention to whodunit, anyway, unless I can figure it out in the first chapter, and I didn't, so that didn't bother me. I'm interested in how the characters figure it out.

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LindaCave
Jul 24, 2015

If you enjoyed Tony Hillerman's books, you will enjoy Anne's. Full of Navajo culture but from a woman's side this time, I found myself looking up Navaho rug weaving, Chaco Canyon pottery, as well as numerous other items I discovered in this book.

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micheleherrick
Jul 09, 2015

"At this morning's meeting, did Leaphorn seem worried about anything?" Cordova asked.

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SEBoiko
Jun 27, 2014

You can't shoot Joe Leaphorn and try to fry up a couple more cops without getting some attention.

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SEBoiko
Jun 27, 2014

Some say everything natural on this mother earth is sacred.

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