Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter.Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of police work. But two cases will call them back from their short vacation and separate them—one near Shiprock, and the other at iconic Monument Valley.Chee follows a series of seemingly random and cryptic clues that lead to a missing woman, a coldblooded thug, and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be a gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout from a drug bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a fire in the middle of nowhere, and looking into an ambitious solar energy development with long-ranging consequences for Navajo land.Under the guidance of their mentor, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, Bernie and Chee will navigate unexpected obstacles and confront the greatest challenge yet to their skills, commitment, and courage.
A New Mexico author, Anne Hillerman, followed in her father's footsteps. Tony Hillerman was most noted for his Leaphorn and Chee mystery novels. When Anne first began writing, she wrote for a newspaper covering local points of interest, travel, and dining. After her father's death in 2008, Anne continued her father's mysteries with Spider Women's Daughter, which was included in the New York Times best sellers list. That was followed by Rock with Wings and Song of the Lion. In April 2018, Anne released Cave of Bones which is the fourth of her additions to the series.
The most popular award winning book not in the mystery series is a collaboration with her photographer husband, Don Strel entitled Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn.
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