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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A noted anthropologist vanishes at a moonlit Indian ruin where “thieves of time” ravage sacred ground for profit. When two corpses appear amid stolen goods and bones at an ancient burial site, Navajo Tribal Policemen Lt.
Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth the astonishing truth behind a mystifying series of horrific murders.
A Thief of Time (Leaphorn & Chee, #8) by Tony Hillerman
Paperbackpages. Published January 5th by HarperTorch first published June To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Thief of Timeplease sign up. Janice Scott I can’t find one either and have no idea why not. Another Tony Hillerman fan. See 1 question about A Thief of Time….
Lists with This Book. Oct 21, Bobby Underwood rated it it was amazing. Visiting Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee in the pages of a Hillerman mystery is the next best thing to sleeping under the stars in Navajo country, wondering if there is magic in the sky above.
A Thief of Time has atmosphere to spare, and a complex plot. Leaphorn and Chee are also fleshed out more than usual in this terrific entry. Both men are dealing with personal issues as this mystery begins. Chee hasn’t quite figured out how he feels about Mary leaving him because he could not leave his Navajo way Visiting Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee in the pages of a Hillerman mystery is the next best thing to sleeping under the stars in Navajo country, wondering if there is magic in the sky above.
Chee hasn’t quite figured out how he feels about Mary leaving him because he could not leave his Navajo way of life behind, and move to the city with her. He is smitten with a pretty Navajo attorney named Janet, but she’s with someone else. Leaphorn, meanwhile, is on terminal leave and retiring after an unexpected death which has hit home.
Neither man can explain Leaphorn’s obsession with finding a missing pot hunter named Eleanor Friedman-Bernal. Perhaps Leaphorn is simply distracting himself from the pain. All that is clear is that a Navajo would not be involved; because according to Navajo tradition, stealing pots would make one a Thief of Time. Chee’s allowing a rather large backhoe get stolen right under his nose will have ties to Leaphorn’s investigation.
Once more the young policeman with an appreciation for the old ways of the Navajo will be investigating with Leaphorn all across the Navajo territory. This one stretches all the way up into Utah, and then down the San Juan River. Leaphorn’s recollection of another death will tie-in with Eleanor’s disappearance, who was collecting pots made by the mysterious Anasazi. Was something she discovered worth killing for?
Leaphorn and Chee will be hundreds of miles apart when they reach the same conclusion in this quite complex and multi-layered mystery. One will have to race to the other as things turn ugly, hillermam two very different men will find common ground when Leaphorn asks the unexpected of young Chee. This one is a real gem in this fine series.
Hillerman’s description of the thousand foot cliffs along the San Juan River at night, and a starry sky filled with Navajo mystery create an unforgettable portrait of the America’s Southwest. View all 10 comments.
Mar 29, Carmen rated it liked it Recommends it for: It wasn’t the sort of friendship that needed answers. This was a great Hillerman novel, I really enjoyed it. This is the second book where Leaphorn and Chee are teaming up to solve a mystery. Both are going through some problems.
Leaphorn is struggling to deal with view spoiler [ the death of his beloved wife, Emma. He’s even decided to quit the force, now just working out his last two weeks before it’s all over for good. Si It wasn’t the sort of friendship that needed answers. Since then, nothing had interested him. Someday, he would come alive again. Or perhaps he would.
So far he hadn’t. Therefore, Leaphorn is really surprised when something awakens his “cop interest” – a prominent archaeologist has gone missing a month ago. What happened to her? Is there ANY possibility that she hi,lerman still be alive? Chee is working the same case from a different angle – someone has stolen a backhoe and is using it to illegally dig up priceless artifacts. When Leaphorn finds out Chee is on the same basic trail as he is, they team up to solve the mystery and arrest the bad guys.
Chee is thhief through some shit, too, although not nearly as heavy as Leaphorn’s problems. His relationship with Mary is ending Saints be praised! You can’t go on forever. When did he decide that? He hadn’t realized it. He felt a surge of relief. Why can’t men cry? Why is that not allowed?
He’s taken a bit of interest in lawyer Janet Pete. He likes her legs and he doesn’t want to disappoint her or make her sad. And he relishes their little conversations. As she described it, the lawyer in Janet Pete fell away. The girl emerged through the delight and enthusiasm, and Tonyy Pete became absolutely beautiful herself.
But Janet and Chee – both Navajo – are having a hard-time getting over their respective shit-for-brains white lovers, and it might be a long time before we see actual kissing between these two.
The book also has a little bit of humor in it, which is surprising – I don’t usually get that from Hillerman. But the beginning of the novel fony Chee has taken Janet’s car out for a test drive and uses it to chase down bad guys Leaphorn’s intense cynical grumpiness can be smile-inducing as well.
‘A Thief of Time’ by Tony Hillerman
When circumstances allowed, he would talk to a man whose very existence annoyed him. Leaphorn may be grumpy as hell, even before view spoiler [his wife died hide spoiler ] but the first three books of the hillerjan have shown us that he’s also a proto-mensch. Even though he’s not very mensch-like in this book, I still have hope that the kickass man in Dance Hall of the Dead is going to reappear sometime.
Am I asking for too much? Jeez, Hillermaj hope not. These books are never going to get above a three star rating for me if Leaphorn and possibly Chee, although I don’t have as much hope for him doesn’t start acting like a mensch, and soon.
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I did NOT see the twist or the ending of this one coming! Loved that – loved being surprised and not being able to put all the pieces together. Hillerman genuinely surprised me this time. Good job on him. The book ends with a very telling sentence that makes you realize that these two men are going to be walking together on the road of friendship now.
I feel like I’ve been waiting forever! Leaphorn is such a stubborn man, always thinking Chee is too religious and too idealistic – not grumpy and cynical as is proper for a cop.
But I feel like finally the men are seeing eye-to-eye on some things, and even Leaphorn has to grudgingly admit that Chee is smart as a whip.
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Now if only we could get Leaphorn to express his mensch hlllerman again, this would be a stellar series. Tl;dr – In the hunt to find a missing archaeologist, Leaphorn and Chee are finally starting to warm up to each other. Od in this novel include a bit of humor and a surprising and satisfying conclusion to the mystery. View all 6 comments. Tony Hillerman’s mystery series set in the Navajo Nation includes 18 books written by him over 4 decades.
It’s many, rime years since I’ve read one of these old-school mysteries and I loved returning to them in A Thief of Time. A Thief of Time is someone who steals bones and artifacts from Native American ruins, of which there are thousands in the Four Corners area o Tony Hillerman’s mystery series set in the Navajo Nation includes 18 books written by him over 4 decades.
A Thief of Time is someone who steals bones and artifacts from Native American ruins, of which there are thousands in the Four Corners area of the U. I was immediately drawn into this story of two seemingly unconnected crimes, one the theft of a flat-bed trailer and the other of a missing anthropologist who specializes in pots, especially focused on those of the Anasazi culture which abruptly disappeared almost a thousand years ago.
Navajo Tribal Policemen, Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn are working these cases separately, but as Chee finds out more about the missing trailer and Leaphorn explores the anthropologist’s very specialized work and history, they see that the crimes are intertwined.
Bodies pile up and hundreds of miles are traveled in their efforts to prevent more murders and solve the crimes.