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Sacred Clowns by  Tony Hillerman - First Edition. First Printing. - 1993 - from Christopher Morrow. Bookseller and Biblio.co.uk

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Sacred Clowns

by Hillerman, Tony

Condition: Near Fine/near fine


New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. 305 pp. Moderate shelf wear.

Loaded with e-book extras (not available in the print edition), including Tony Hillerman's running commentary on his work and his series heroes Leaphorn and Chee; plus a special profile of the Navajo nation.Officer Chee attempts to solve two modern murders by deciphering the sacred clown's ancient message to the people of the Tano pueblo.AN ANCIENT TRUST IS BROKENDuring a Tano kachina ceremony something in the antics of the dancing koshare fills the air with tension. Moments later the clown is found brutally bludgeoned in the same manner that a reservation schoolteacher was killed just days before.In true Navajo style, Officer Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police go back to the beginning to decipher the sacred clown's message to the people of the Tano pueblo. Amid guarded tribal secrets and crooked Indian traders, they find a trail of blood that links a runaway schoolboy, two dead bodies, and the mysterious presence of a sacred artifact.




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