Anne Hillerman is happy to announce her fifth novel, The Tale Teller, was released April 9, 2019 from Harper Collins publishers. Please check back often on our Calendar of Events page to see where she’ll be signing and presenting next!
(Photo by the wonderful Kitty Leaken)
About The Tale Teller
New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman brings together modern mystery, Navajo traditions, and the evocative landscape of the desert Southwest in this intriguing fifth entry in the Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito series. This time, the Legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn—the character with whom her father Tony Hillerman launched the series—is back as a crime solver.
Like many complicated situations, the problem begins simply enough—a request to help the Navajo Nation Museum track down a missing anonymous donation. The simple request for a favor leads to murder and the disappearance of a valuable historic textile that may —or may not—have been returned to the Navajo Nation. The trail takes Leaphorn to an important old trading post and a town that time has forgotten. Solving the crime brings him face to face with human evil and the power of great love.
Meanwhile, an old friend of officer Bernadette Manuelito’s mother is the victim of a burglary which, as it turns out, has repercussions far beyond his home near the beautiful and sacred Canyon de Chelly. Solving the crime requires Bernie and Sergeant Jim Chee to use both their knowledge of the criminal mind and their well-honed skills of observation and persuasion, and puts them both in jeopardy. Bernie’s sister Darleen, despite her propensity for causing trouble, helps solve the case in an unexpected way.
Anne Hillerman takes readers deep into the heart of the deserts, mountains, and forests of the Navajo Nation and calls attention to a powerful, painful and pivotal episode in the history of the Navajo and their dealings with the U.S. government.
Here’s an article about the new book from the Durango Herald