The Resource The shape shifter, Tony Hillerman, (electronic resource)

The shape shifter, Tony Hillerman, (electronic resource)

Label
The shape shifter
Title
The shape shifter
Statement of responsibility
Tony Hillerman
Title variation
Shapeshifter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Retired Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn returns to put together the clues from his last unsolved case--a mystery involving the disappearance of a priceless Navajo rug--without the help of Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito, who are on their honeymoon
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Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Spur Award for Best Western Novel (Short Novel), 2007.
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ A picture cut from a glossy magazine, Luxury Living , draws retired Navajo tribal policeman Lt. Joe Leaphorn into a hunt for a soulless killer in bestseller Hillerman's enthralling 18th Leaphorn/Chee whodunit (after 2004's Skeleton Man ). The picture's sender, Mel Bork, another cop retiree, wonders if the distinctive Navajo rug shown in the picture is the same one Leaphorn described to him long ago, a rug supposedly destroyed in a fire the two officers investigated that took the life of a person identified as among the FBI's most wanted. Bork's subsequent disappearance and murder herald the dangers awaiting Leaphorn from a most formidable enemy. As Leaphorn searches for evidence to confirm his suspicions, he enlists the aid of Sgt. Jim Chee and his bride, Bernadette Manuelito, just back from their honeymoon. Only Hillerman could so masterfully connect such disparate elements as an ancient cursed weaving, two stolen buckets of piñon sap and the Vietnam War. The conclusion is sure to startle longtime fans of this acclaimed mystery series. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed September 4, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 35, p35)
  • Hillerman's latest venture (after Skeleton Man ) into the familiar world of the Navajo reservation in Arizona and New Mexico is not his best, but it will still be enjoyed by his loyal fans. Sgt. Jim Chee and his new wife, Bernie, have just returned from their honeymoon and thus have only a peripheral role here. Lt. Joe Leaphorn, recently retired from the Navajo police force, is front and center in the action, which begins when he receives a letter from an old acquaintance questioning the conclusions they reached years ago in the case of a burned-out trading post. The titular shape shifter refers to the many identities the bad guy has assumed and gives Leaphorn chances to relate Navajo tales of evil and witchcraft. As always, Hillerman seamlessly weaves bits of Navajo lore and history into the narrative, the major strength of this entry in his long-lived series. Purchase where Hillerman is popular; his fans will appreciate the update on the lives of Leaphorn and Chee. [See Prepub Alerts, LJ 2/15/06; 7/15/06.]—Ann Forister, Roseville, CA --Ann Forister (Reviewed September 1, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 14, p124)
  • Lt. Joe Leaphorn, who can't seem to stay retired, investigates a case that takes him back to his earliest days with the Navajo Tribal Police.When Erwin Totter's trading post burned to the ground back in 1965, the news that Ray Shewnack, a fugitive on the FBI's Most Wanted List, had perished in the blaze drew all available officers to the scene. Joe Leaphorn (Skeleton Man, 2004, etc.) was pulled away from Grandma Peshlakai's, where he'd gone in hopes of recovering the ten gallons of pinyon sap stolen from her. It was a waste of time, Grandma Peshlakai insisted, since the man was certainly dead. Now Leaphorn's old friend Mel Bork, a private eye in Flagstaff, has disappeared after sending Leaphorn a photograph of a tribal rug that's supposed to have been destroyed in the Totter fire. If the rug survived—and when Leaphorn treks out to Flagstaff to examine it as it hangs on the wall of big-game hunter Jason Delos's lodge—maybe Shewnack, a holdup artist who managed to kill two victims and finger his three accomplices to the police, isn't dead after all.Not much mystery this time, and Sgt. Jim Chee and his bride Bernadette Manuelito ("now it's Chee") are mostly kept offstage. But Hillerman's warmth is undiminished as he follows a dogged old cop who burns up gasoline by driving all over Arizona because he can't bear to sit at home. (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2006)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145067
Cataloging source
WIM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hillerman, Tony
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee mysteries
Series volume
18
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leaphorn, Joe, Lt. (Fictitious character)
  • Chee, Jim (Fictitious character)
  • Manuelito, Bernadette (Fictitious character)
  • Indian reservation police
  • Police
  • Navajo Indians
  • New Mexico
Label
The shape shifter, Tony Hillerman, (electronic resource)
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http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=67CCA636-6F64-493D-A81E-08DB32EEB279
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OverDrive eBook
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multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061212505
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(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)81511833
  • ocm81511833
  • OCoLC
Label
The shape shifter, Tony Hillerman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=67CCA636-6F64-493D-A81E-08DB32EEB279
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061212505
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)81511833
  • ocm81511833
  • OCoLC

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