Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman audiobook

Sacred Clowns

By Tony Hillerman
Read by Christian Baskous

HarperAudio 9780002242639

The Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novels: Book 11

8.92 Hours Unabridged
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First there was the trouble at Saint Boneventure boarding school. A teacher is dead, a boy is missing, and a council woman has put a lot of pressure on Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee to find her grandson. Sitting on a rooftop watching sacred clowns perform their antics in a Pueblo ceremony, Chee spots the boy. Then, suddenly, the crowd is in commotion. One of the clowns has been savagely murdered. Without a single clue, Chee and Leaphorn must follow a serpentine trail through the Indian clans and nations, seeking the thread that links two brutal murders, a missing teenager, a band of lobbyists trying to put a toxic dump site on Pueblo land, and an invaluable memento given to the tribes by Abraham Lincoln in a fast-paced, flawless mystery that is Hillerman at his lyrical, evocative, spellbinding best. Performed by Gil Silverbird

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Nominated for theAnthony Award for Best Novel in 1994

First there was the trouble at Saint Boneventure boarding school. A teacher is dead, a boy is missing, and a council woman has put a lot of pressure on Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee to find her grandson. Sitting on a rooftop watching sacred clowns perform their antics in a Pueblo ceremony, Chee spots the boy. Then, suddenly, the crowd is in commotion. One of the clowns has been savagely murdered. Without a single clue, Chee and Leaphorn must follow a serpentine trail through the Indian clans and nations, seeking the thread that links two brutal murders, a missing teenager, a band of lobbyists trying to put a toxic dump site on Pueblo land, and an invaluable memento given to the tribes by Abraham Lincoln in a fast-paced, flawless mystery that is Hillerman at his lyrical, evocative, spellbinding best.

Performed by Gil Silverbird

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A masterful novel.” Kirkus Reviews
“Because it’s so well crafted, Sacred Clowns should appeal to a much larger audience than the average mystery.” Library Journal
“Telling his story the Navajo way, Hillerman fully develops the background of the cases pursued by Navajo Tribal Policemen, Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee, so that the resolutions—personal and professional—ring true with gratifying inevitability.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Tony Hillerman

Author Bio: Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of twenty-nine books, including the popular eighteen-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works. He received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council’s commendation to France’s esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group’s Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction’s Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English