I'm posting a 'soon to be released' book on Wednesdays. These will always be books that I am particularly looking forward to. I'll be linking up to 'Can't-Wait Wednesday' hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and plan to take part in this each week.
The book I selected for this week is the 4th book in a series that is a spin-off of another series I loved many years ago. Tony Hillerman was a well-loved mystery author who wrote about the Four Corners area of the Southwest. His main protagonists were Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. I loved that series. After his death, his daughter, Anne Hillerman, with her mother's blessing, continues the Leaphorn and Chee stories. Joe and Jim still appear, but the focal character in Anne's books is Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito, married to Jim Chee. While Anne's style is not exactly like her father's, I am well satisfied with how the characters are portrayed. And love the beautiful, spare New Mexico and Arizona settings. This week I can't wait for:
Publication Date: April 3rd
Solving the twin mysteries will expose Bernie to the chilling face of human evil. The instructor’s disappearance mirrors a long-ago search that may be connected to a case in which the legendary Joe Leaphorn played a crucial role. But before Bernie can find the truth, an unexpected blizzard, a suspicious accidental drowning, and the arrival of a new FBI agent complicate the investigation.
While Bernie searches for answers in her case, her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee juggles trouble closer to home. A vengeful man he sent to prison for domestic violence is back—and involved with Bernie’s sister Darleen. Their relationship creates a dilemma that puts Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that challenges him as family man, a police officer, and as a one-time medicine man in training.