Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel (Hardcover)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 6 in the A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel series.
- #1: Spider Woman's Daughter: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel (Paperback): $16.99
- #2: Rock with Wings: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel (Paperback): $15.99
- #3: Song of the Lion (A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel #3) (Mass Market): $9.99
- #4: Cave of Bones: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel (Hardcover): $26.99
- #5: The Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel (Hardcover): $26.99
Murder, deception, Navajo tradition, and the stars collide in this enthralling entry in New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman’s Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series, set amid the beautiful landscape of the American Southwest.
What begins as a typical day for Officer Bernadette Manuelito—serving a bench warrant, dealing with a herd of cattle obstructing traffic, and stumbling across a crime scene—takes an unexpected twist when she’s called to help find an old friend. Years ago, Bernie and Maya were roommates, but time and Maya’s struggles with addiction drove them apart. Now Maya’s brother asks Bernie to find out what happened to his sister.
Tracing Maya’s whereabouts, Bernie learns that her old friend had confessed to the murder of her estranged husband, a prominent astronomer. But the details don’t align. Suspicious, Bernie takes a closer look at the case only to find that nothing is as it seems. Uncovering new information about the astronomer’s work leads Bernie to a remote spot on the Navajo Nation and a calculating killer.
The investigation causes an unexpected rift with her husband and new acting boss, Jim Chee, who’s sure Bernie’s headed for trouble. While she’s caught between present and past, Chee is at a crossroads of his own. Burdened with new responsibilities he didn’t ask for and doesn’t want, he must decide what the future holds for him and act accordingly.
Can their mentor Joe Leaphorn—a man also looking at the past for answers to the future—provide the guidance both Bernie and Chee need? And will the Navajo heroes that stud the starry sky help them find justice—and the truth they seek?
About the Author
Anne Hillerman, the author of the Leaphorn-Chee-Manuelito series, began her career as a journalist and writer of nonfiction books. The daughter of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is her sixth novel and the twenty-fourth in the Hillerman series.
“A must- read for anyone who loved the great Tony Hillerman novels.”
— Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Hillerman’s writing becomes stronger with every new installment in the series, deepening the development of each character. Fans will be intrigued by the intertwining stories that keep them guessing. The picturesque Southwest, as well as the history of the Navajo, come through on each page.”
— Library Journal (starred review) on The Tale Teller
“The Tale Teller is more than just a police procedural set in the Southwest, it’s a reading experience not to be missed. Anne Hillerman has reached a new level of storytelling in this one, and she deserves recognition as one of the finest mystery authors currently working in the genre.”
— New York Journal of Books
“Anne Hillerman weaves a wonderful dark tapestry of intrigue.”
— Providence Journal on The Tale Teller
“Hillerman seamlessly blends tribal lore and custom into a well-directed plot, continuing in the spirit of her late father, Tony, by keeping his characters (like Chee) in the mix, but still establishing Manuelito as the main player in what has become a fine legacy series.”
— Booklist on Song of the Lion