Waiting on Wednesday was a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Although Jill is no longer hosting this event, I am continuing to post one soon to be released title each Wednesday that I can't wait to read.
I have been very pleased with Anne Hillerman's continuation of her father's acclaimed mystery series. I loved the books that Tony Hillerman wrote with their spare, Southwestern settings and their wonderful Native American characters. His daughter does him proud, and I also love the fact that she has put a large part of her focus on Bernadette Manuelito, wife of Jim Chee, and colleague of Joe Leaphorn. This week I'm waiting on this author's 3rd book in her series:
Publication Date: April 11th
A deadly bombing takes Navajo Tribal cops Bernadette Manuelito, Jim Chee, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, back into the past to find a vengeful killer in this riveting Southwestern mystery from the bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter and Rock with Wings.
When a car bomb kills a young man in the Shiprock High School parking lot, Officer Bernadette Manuelito discovers that the intended victim was a mediator for a multi-million-dollar development planned at the Grand Canyon.
But what seems like an act of ecoterrorism turns out to be something far more nefarious and complex. Piecing together the clues, Bernadette and her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, uncover a scheme to disrupt the negotiations and inflame tensions between the Hopi and Dine tribes.
Retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn has seen just about everything in his long career. As the tribal police’s investigation unfolds, he begins to suspect that the bombing may be linked to a cold case he handled years ago. As he, Bernadette, and Chee carefully pull away the layers behind the crime, they make a disturbing discovery: a meticulous and very patient killer with a long-simmering plan of revenge.
I loved Hillerman's books and am adding Ann Hillerman to my list! I also love Craig Johnson's books, although I never got into the television series. A return to the adventures of Leaphorn and Chee sounds like a plan. :)ReplyDelete
Jenclair, you should definitely try one of these. I think she's done a good job. I do like the Longmire TV series and also the books. Although I'm not quite caught up on the books. My husband is though. LOLDelete
I'm waiting on this one too and like you I have enjoyed her continuation of her father's books.ReplyDelete
Yes, I think the reader can tell that she has been a travel writer. Her setting descriptions are very good.Delete
I have yet to read either Hillerman....but the books look tempting. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.ReplyDelete
They are great books about the Southwest, Laurel. I love that area and both the Hillerman's obviously did or do too.Delete
I used to love Tony Hillerman's books and I've heard his daughter is doing a solid job continuing the series. I really need to give this book a try. I hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
I think I will and you should try this series. Anne does a good job.Delete
I've not read any Anne Hillerman books or Tony's but what a lovely idea to carry the series on.ReplyDelete
Yes, I thought so. Wasn't sure how well it would work in the beginning - I'm not often a fan of someone continuing a favorite series when the original author is gone. However, this has been great.Delete
I bet it is good. I liked the one we read in our book club. So many good books...ReplyDelete
Yes, so, so many good books. Like a kid in the candy shop. Always more than I can handle. LOLDelete
I've not read either series, but it makes me so happy that the daughter is continuing the father's work.ReplyDelete
I'm not always a big fan of continuing a series with a new author, but this one has been great!Delete
Another great series I haven't had a chance to start. Glad you're enjoying it.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to this book for sure!Delete