A Thief Of Time ePUB ☆ A Thief MOBI :Ú

A Thief Of Time ePUB ☆ A Thief MOBI :Ú


A Thief Of Time (Navajo Mysteries, Book 8) ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ A Thief Of Time (Navajo Mysteries, Book 8) By Tony Hillerman ✐ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk At a moonlit Indian ruin—where thieves of time ravage sacred ground in the name of profit—a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, historyaltering discovery At an At a moonlit Indian ruin—where thieves of time ravage sacred ground in the name of profit—a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, historyaltering discovery At an ancient burial site, amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets fitting the gun of the missing scientistThere are modern mysteries buried in despoiled ancient places And as blood flows all too freely, Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth an astonishing A Thief MOBI :Ú truth and a coldhearted killer.


10 thoughts on “A Thief Of Time (Navajo Mysteries, Book 8)

  1. Bobby Underwood Bobby Underwood says:

    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 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, and 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. A terrific read!


  2. Carmen Carmen says:

    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. (hide spoiler)]


  3. Suzy Suzy says:

    Tony Hillerman's mystery series set in the Navajo Nation includes 18 books written by him over 4 decades. I used to read these with my Mom who was born in New Mexico and raised in the Southwest U.S. so they have special interest for us. It's many, many 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 of the U.S.

    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.

    I love Hillerman's writing. He not only spins a good story, but he is a master of describing the landscape and educating us in the Navajo culture. Chee and Leaphorn are like yin and yang and the tension between them plus the individual emotional struggles they face in this book add layers of interest. I put these in the classic mystery genre, which I appreciate as a change of pace from the more gritty, violent mysteries I read today. I plan to revisit more of Hillerman's books in the near future!


  4. Hana Hana says:

    As a New Yorker born and bred, a city girl through and through, the only Native American settlements that have ever appealed to me are these:



    Nice location, I always think. Sunny in winter, shaded in summer, this spacious apt has great views. Exclusive gated development convenient to community gardens, grocery stores, schools, houses of worship, craft shops. High-floor unit boasts magnificent original murals and fine adobe detailing. Must see to appreciate.



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    Who were the people who made the cliff dwellings of Chaco Valley? Scholars call them the Anasazi. The river valleys of the Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado border country are filled with tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of these high-rise communities where runoff irrigation helped agriculture flourish even in the arid high desert.



    The many villages were linked by complex land and water routes for trading pottery and other artifacts. Many of the bowls and other ceramics carried from one canyon to another were true works of art with sophisticated glazes and firing techniques. The most beautiful might be the work of just a few individual crafts people making their wares in specialized centers. Here are examples of the late style St. John Polychrome ceramics that figure in Hillerman's eight Leaphorn-Chee mystery.



    Here is a close-up showing the high-glazed version of St John Polychrome.



    The Anasazi also left behind extensive petroglyphs, wall murals depicting gods and ceremonies. Here is one depicting the nearly ubiquitous kokopelli figures--who also turn up in the Hillerman story.



    Did the Anasazi really vanish some 500 years ago? Why? Can a few shards of St. John polychrome lead to an undiscovered Anasazi site? And could it be that here was the workshop of a single artisan with a fine, distinctive style? These questions seem to link a missing anthropologist, a damaged archeological site and a series of unsolved murders Eventually the questions bring Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee together in one of Hillerman's most satisfying outings.

    I can never resist historical and cultural stuff like this, especially when it comes packaged with a terrific mystery, vivid characters and a very clever denouement. Five stars.

    Content rating G: a clean read.


  5. Julie Julie says:

    Quite simply, I loved it. Tony Hillerman moves me with his ability to write authentic characters that I can connect with and to transport me to a cultural landscape that expands my experience.


  6. Glen Glen says:

    An archaeologist goes missing, and Leaphorn looks for her. Chee looks for stolen county equipment. It all comes down to artifacts.

    I didn't find this one as good as some of the others I've read in the series.


  7. Thomas Thomas says:

    Navajo policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee are working on two separate cases that merge in this excellent story. Leaphorn is looking for a missing woman and Chee is looking for a murderer. Hillerman does a very good job of explaining relevant Navajo traditions. This is a solid 4 out of 5 stars book.


  8. Julie Julie says:

    I am starting to enjoy this series more as Leaphorn and Chee are beginning to work together in a way I like.


  9. David Putnam David Putnam says:

    Loved all Hillerman books with Leaphorn and Chee.


  10. Patrick Gibson Patrick Gibson says:

    The Thief of time is a beautifully written and observed piece. It is thriller, mystery, life, saga and page turner. Jim Chee is set on detecting just who has stolen the flat bed truck from the police depot - a theft that seems to be more about buck passing within the force rather than detection. While he is supposed to be watching a back hoe is stolen from the depot.

    Meantime Joe Leaphorn, only days away from retirement after the death of his beloved, Emma, is put on to a case of Grave Robbing. A respected archaeologist, Eleanor Double-Barrelled-Surname, has been accused of stealing pots from Anasazi grave sites. Only when Leaphorn turns up at the accommodation it seems she is actually missing.

    Leaphorn's second senses are aroused when it turns out the backhoe and flatbed truck appear to be related to whatever has happened to the missing woman too.

    The ensuing novel is a wonderful crossing over of crimes, of lives intertwined, of coincidences which turn out to be significant later on, and nicely observed human foibles. Beneath all of this Leaphorn is mourning for his lost wife and trying to come to terms with his life without her. It is a nice intertwining of his life prior to meeting her and his life how, and reflected in the lives of the two archaeologists who are left at the site.

    Jim Chee, meanwhile, the more traditional of the two policemen, is struggling with his own personal life - the teacher he loved has gone back to her life away from the reservation, and he is left wondering if the lawyer, Janet Pete, could be the one for him. Their personal lives are anything but straightforward. While the personal lives do not play at centre stage, as the reader, you are aware of what underlies the personal lives of the detectives.

    The climax of the novel draws all the seeming loose strings in together beautifully. There is redemption where it is needed and loss is muted. Quite simply: I love Tony Hillerman. I am glad I still have a few more of his novels to read.


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