A Thief of Time

A Thief of Time

A Novel

Book - 1988
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At a moonlit Indian ruin-where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground in the name of profit-a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery. At an ancient burial site, amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets fitting the gun of the missing scientist.There are modern mysteries buried in despoiled ancient places. And as blood flows all too freely, Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth an astonishing truth and a cold-hearted killer.
Publisher: New York : Harper and Row, c1988.
ISBN: 9780061000041
0061000043
9780060159382
0060159383
Characteristics: 209 p. ;,24 cm.

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laurenalm
Jan 22, 2017

Tony Hillerman is a master. Reading the books in order does provide important background character development in my opinion, although the books are capable of being read out of order without too much confusion. Tony Hillerman is an amazing story teller and his books are known for being accurate depictions of Navajo culture. This is shown in the mindset of the characters as well as the language of the books themselves. If you enjoy learning about cultures and also enjoy mystery stories - I recommend this series!
I really loved A Thief of Time, in particular. There are not many stories that meld my loves of learning about different cultures and masterfully told stories as well as fascinating scientific concepts. I loved learning about the physical and cultural anthropology relating to the lost Anasazi culture.

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RichardPaul
Jan 21, 2011

Mystery

Read the c - 1988, paperback.

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