The Wailing Wind

The Wailing Wind Officer Bernadette Manuelito found the dead man slumped over in the cab of a blue pickup abandoned in a dry gulch off a dirt road with a rich ex con s phone number in his pocket and a tobacco tin near

  • Title: The Wailing Wind
  • Author: Tony Hillerman
  • ISBN: 9780061098796
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Officer Bernadette Manuelito found the dead man slumped over in the cab of a blue pickup abandoned in a dry gulch off a dirt road with a rich ex con s phone number in his pocket and a tobacco tin nearly filled with tracer gold It s her initial mishandling of the scene that spell trouble for her supervisor, Sgt Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police but it s the echoeOfficer Bernadette Manuelito found the dead man slumped over in the cab of a blue pickup abandoned in a dry gulch off a dirt road with a rich ex con s phone number in his pocket and a tobacco tin nearly filled with tracer gold It s her initial mishandling of the scene that spell trouble for her supervisor, Sgt Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police but it s the echoes of a long ago crime that call the legendary former Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn out of retirement Years earlier, Leaphorn followed the trail of a beautiful, young, and missing wife to a dead end, and his failure has haunted him ever since But ghosts never sleep in these high, lonely Southwestern hills And the twisted threads of craven murders past and current may finally be coming together, thanks to secrets once moaned in torment on the desert wind.

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    1. Anyway, who wants to live forever.This was a really good book. Bernie finds a dead body in a truck. Due to her Navajo upbringing teaching her corpse aversion, she doesn't move the body and discover it's been shot in the back.She's in a lot of trouble with the FBI for fucking up, but her boss whom she has a crush on, Jim Chee, calls up his old boss Joe Leaphorn, and they do their best to get her out of trouble. Chee busting his ass to protect Bernie is SO ADORABLE. But of course, Jim Chee is shit [...]

    2. Deputy Bernadette Manuelito of the Navajo Tribal Police gets called out on a last-minute call to check out an abandoned car. She arrives at the scene to find what looks like a man sleeping off a night of drinking. The dead man, however, doesn’t rouse. Everything points to natural causes, there is no obvious cause of death, and she didn’t look hard at the scene until the gun shot was found by the EMT. The murder of this man, Doherty, and an old case Joe Leaphorn worked years ago seem to be re [...]

    3. I listened to the audio version and I was just enthralled. I never expected to enjoy a mystery so much, as I haven't been into mysteries since I was much younger.I especially enjoyed the interplay of Navajo culture throughout the novel and how it was essential to the plotline, even from the initial scene when a Navajo police officer does not fully examine a dead body because of Navajo taboos about death.The characters are quite believable and strangely likable, especially retired police officer [...]

    4. Another good story with a nice twist at the end. Well, nice for the reader, not the characters. Janet Pete is finally gone (or at least she's down to a mention or twoank you) and the introduction of Bernadette is interesting. I hate that Chee is such a goober about women sometimes. I also find Leaphorn and Bourbonette's relationship interesting and fresh. Seems every story I read anymore involves at least 2 characters falling into bed, it's nice to see a real adult relationship! This story doesn [...]

    5. This book features Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito as they worked the same cases from different aspects As usual these are blessed together to make one story. Joe is asked to locate a woman who has been missing for a number of years. Jim is "helping" FBI with MURDER on the reservation that Bernie didn't handle correctly and the FBI is making her the "scapegoat". Jim Chee is determined to prevent this happening. Bernie to correct her error uses the plant seed on the victim clothes to [...]

    6. One of the later books in Hillerman's series of crime novels set in the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico, with regular characters Joe Leaphorn (now retired, no longer the "legendary lieutenant") and Sgt. Jim Chee. I was surprised to discover I had not previously read this, or at least did not remember it, and so particularly enjoyed it. (I have been re-reading some of them, after a gap of 10 years or more since reading one.)This one is concise (only 230 pages), considerably involved [...]

    7. Promise me not to read the last chapter in this mystery until you finish the rest of the book. It’s a good one. I love Hillerman’s trio of retired Officer Leaphorn, Lt. Jim Chee and beautiful Officer Berni Maunuelito who wend their way through Navajo cultural parables, taboos and medicine men to solve another murder on the reservation. Will Lt. Chee finally get off his behind and propose to the lady who adores him? Will Leaphorn once again cross the line of legality to fiddle the evidence of [...]

    8. Tony Hillerman has created interesting and complex characters that I enjoy following in his novels. When Bernadette Manuelito finds a dead man in a pickup in a dry gulch she assumes he died of a heart attack. Because of her inexperience as a new policeman she misses the real cause of death. As a result she doubts her ability in police work and so do others. However, her boss, Sgt. Jim Chee, believes in her. The problem is that he is also attracted to this young woman and finds it difficult to se [...]

    9. This and Hunting Badger are both from Tony Hillerman's series of mysteries starring Navajo Nation policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.I've read other books in the series - my dad loved them - but I picked up these two after our Christmas trip to Arizona. As part of our Boxing Day tour of the Grand Canyon, we drove through the northern Arizona portion of the Navajo reservation, and I saw the landscape that I had read about in the other books.That added a great deal of enjoyment to these two books [...]

    10. My favorite parts of a Tony Hillerman novel are the information he gives about Navajo culture and beliefs and his descriptions of the landscape and climate of the Southwest. And he tells a really good story to boot. This is his 15th novel in the Leaphorn/Chee series. Lt. Joe Leaphorn is retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, but he is still interested in old cases that he could never get out of his mind. One of these involved the "Golden Calf" gold mine that resulted in either a murder or a kill [...]

    11. I found this at a thrift store and since I love all things Native American AND all things Hillerman I couldn't help buy buy it. I was NOT disappointed. This book had you in the story from the first few pages and doesn't let you go till the last page. I have always loves how Hillerman can teach a little of the Native stories and rituals in his stories and this was a wonderful look into the Navajo life. Definitely a good read.

    12. This was perhaps my fourth Tony Hillerman novel. And the fourth of four to be a great read. Hillerman combines a great story of twists and turns with the culture, geography and anthropology of the Navajo people. Every book is a delight leaving you with your mind stretched as well as your imagination stimulated. This particular book, The Wailing Wind, deals with a missing woman and how the thirst for gold corrupts!

    13. This one is good, sad and tragic. A May-December marriage, lost gold mines, good detective work by Bernie M.

    14. I feel like I have spent a lot of the last year saying the words "I love Bernie" haha.But seriously. I didn't dislike Janet Pete, but I freaking love Bernadette Manuelito.

    15. A man is found shot dead in his truck at the end of a dry wash. There are only the tire tracks of his pickup truck going in. Nothing, not even footsteps coming back out. So who is he and how did he get there? Why was he killed? Sargent Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police is reunited with legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn in this airy mystery that explores the conflicts between the duty to love and the duty to livelihoods. All of the familiar characters seem to face this same conflict in this in [...]

    16. I had forgotten how good Tony Hillerman is.Here is a mystery story that is more about the characters involved than it is about the mystery. What is fascinating about it is the way that Navajo culture is woven into the story so that it becomes part of who the people are. I know David and Aimee Thurlo have done something similar with their books but not quite as well.When officer Bernadette Manuelito discovers a body on the reservation the FBI decides to get involved. Unfortunately she misdiagnose [...]

    17. Pre-reading note: Recommended to me while I was traveling Utah and Arizona last year. Post-reading review:My first complaint about this book would be the print. It's too big. Yep, I know, it seems weird to complain about the fontsize being too big, but what can I say, I'm a fast reader, and with letters this big there just isn't enough information on the page. It takes longer to read.Of course, the size of the font isn't really the authors fault.My second complaint isn't the authors fault either [...]

    18. When Navajo tribal police officer Bernie Manuelito pokes a drunk passed out in the front seat of his pickup truck and the drunk turns out to be stone dead, Bernie entangles herself in the latest of Hillerman's Jim Chee/Joe Leaphorn mysteries. The Wailing Wind contains all the classic elements this mystery series: Something worth killing for (in this case, a long lost gold mine), good bad guys, stories of the Dineh culture, uncooperative Feds, and a sense of place that make you pack your bags and [...]

    19. The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman is the fifteenth mystery featuring Joe Leaphorn. Joe is now retired but it doesn't stop him from consulting in his own way when trouble arises.A call comes in about an abandoned truck inside the bounds of the Navajo Nation. Officer Bernadette Manuelito is the one sent to the scene. She finds a man dead inside the car and has to confront her traditional beliefs that go counter to her duties as a police officer.The present day murder brings up questions about an [...]

    20. In high school I was basically obsessed with Tony Hillerman books. Not really sure why, but I was. I tried to read all of his books in my school's library. The only thing I didn't like what I couldn't really figure out the order of the books, and so I read them out of order. These books are great. They are from a point of view from a cop who is caught between two words: Navajo and white. He treads back and forth between those lines, trying to find a balance while solving murders. Tony Hillerman [...]

    21. In this Leaphorn/Chee mystery, Hillerman has a third Navajo detective, Officer Bernadette Manuelito, working on the case, so there are three strands of detecting going on, at times woven together, at others, working separately. My enjoyment of many detective series is in direct proportion to my pleasure at spending time with the lead character, (or characters, here). And in this, the book does not disappoint. And my major reason for reading Hillerman's books is to be immersed in the place which [...]

    22. 3.5I'm not much into mystery books - although I like the genre in movies/TV series/mangas - and the only collection I have are Stanley Gardner's. The other author I read was Grisham, and his stories are more of the thriller/suspense type. But I think I may have found a favorite in Hillerman. (I just picked it in random 'cause it's only about 25bucks :P) There's not much to tell that hasn't already been said, but he has a charm to his writing that is lacking in some contemporary novels. I can't s [...]

    23. The now retired Joe Leaphorn, formerly with the Navajo tribal police, is called out of retirement to help his old friend Sergeant Jim Chee look into a murder on tribal land. The body of the victim, found dead in his truck, leads them both on an intriguing trail of ghostly sounds, heard in the desert, and the revisiting of a previous killing for which a wealthy land owner was indicted and sentenced to prison. This story of a lost gold mine on the vast Navajo Reservation captures the scope of the [...]

    24. A retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo police is pulled into a old case when a new murder has links to a murder, missing woman, and gold seeking case from his past. Sergeant Jim Chee and office Bernadette Manuelito are on the case, as well as FBI agents. Jim and Bernie are looking into the new murder while Joe looks into the past. Sometimes I had a hard time connecting the old facts to the new clues, but it all comes together at the end. I listened to most of this book on CD's in my car [...]

    25. As always, these Chee and Leaphorn books are wonderful. I've read all the previous stories in this series (I think, but will have to check to be sure) and none of them have disappointed with regard to interesting characters, wonderful sense of place and engrossing mysteries. The dynamic between Chee and Leaphorn is a bonus as well. I would highly recommend these books to anyone looking for something new to read.

    26. This one is good, albeit lacks the complexity of his better works. A dead man discovered by Officer Manuellito finds a dead body and it spurs LT Leaphorn to recall an unsolved case from long ago. In bits a peices the facts tying the two together are revealed. This is combined with the Navajo legend of Wailing Woman wandering the desert looking for a lost child.

    27. The mystery was frustrating to me, for we all know what will be found in the bunker. Chee is finally cluing in that he has finally found a worthy woman, with no clan taboos attached. It's ok for Leaphorn to still miss and grieve for his wife, but his relationship with Louisa is just plain strange.

    28. A good suspense storyI read The Wailing Wind and gave it five stars.I liked the twists and turns of the story, and the interplay of the characters. Another great entry in this series.

    29. An easy read murder mystery taking place on a Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. One of a series of stories featuring trial police Sargent Jim Chee, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Bernadette Manuelito.

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