“A heart-stopping, action-packed conclusion as Bernadette and Jim risk their lives to bring a would-be assassin to justice…. Fans of Southwestern mysteries will cheer this return of Leaphorn and Chee.”
Library Journal (starred review)
”An intricately plotted, suspenseful, colorful, and unforgettable journey. Readers will fall in love with Bernie Manuelito and look forward to Anne Hillerman’s next effort in what should be a long, enjoyable, successful series. Her depiction of the Navajo Nation is spot on. I loved this book.
Jo-Ann Mapson, author of award-winning Solomon's Oak and Finding Casey
“Chip off the literary block—there are a lot of things Tony taught his daughter, Anne, and one of them was how to tell a good story. Spider Woman’s Daughter is a proud addition to the legacy, capturing the beauty and breath of the Southwest as only a Hillerman can.”
Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries, the basis for A&E’s hit television series Longmire
“From the utterly shocking opening scene to the final twist, Anne Hillerman offers a thrilling Southwestern tale featuring the unforgettable characters of Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, set in the vivid landscapes of Navajo country. Spider Woman’s Daughter is a must read for anyone who loved the great Tony Hillerman novels, now carried on by his amazingly talented daughter, a superb writer herself. I dearly hope this is the first of many.”
Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“You will love this novel! Not only are old friends Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee back, we get to know the delightful, intrepid and thoroughly modern Navajo police officer, Bernadette Manuelito… Anne Hillerman comes naturally to writing mysteries, and Spider Woman’s Daughter is nothing less than a smashing debut.”
Margaret Coel, author of Killing Custer
“Hillerman fans, rejoice! Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee have returned, thanks to Tony’s daughter Anne. She captures the feel of her father’s books, the wonderful understanding of a place and a people that made his so popular, and she has an ear for his unique voice. It’s a remarkable accomplishment.”
“In her first novel, reporter Hillerman successfully revives Navajo policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, last seen in The Shape Shifter (2006), the final book from her father, MWA Grand Master Tony Hillerman (1925-2008). . . . Like her father, Hillerman has a gift for combining history and mystery.”
“Hillerman uses the southwestern setting as effectively as her late father did while skillfully combining Native American lore with present-day social issues.”
“With a background of tribal law and custom, Anne Hillerman ties up multiple subplots in concise prose, evoking the beauty of the desert and building suspense to a perilous climax. Tony would be proud.”
Rock with Wings
Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of police work. But two cases will call them back from their short vacation and separate them—one near Shiprock, and the other at iconic Monument Valley.
Chee follows a series of seemingly random and cryptic clues that lead to a missing woman, a coldblooded thug, and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be a gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout from a drug bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a fire in the middle of nowhere, and looking into an ambitious solar energy development with long-ranging consequences for Navajo land.