by Mike I, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
The oldest title (1973) on our current Best Jet Bet list is, we believe, one of the best introductions to this veteran author's mystery magic. In fact, all of Hillerman's classic storytelling elements ? ancient mysticism, modern archeology, befuddled romance, and Navajo reservation life – combine expertly in this fascinating tale of Zuni spirits, death rituals, and angry fire gods. Tribal policeman Joe Leaphorn tracks the culprits and the kachinas across the stark Southwestern landscape. Terrific.