Listening Woman

Listening Woman

A Joe Leaphorn Mystery

Large Print - 1993
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The blind shaman called Listening Woman speaks of witches and restless spirits, of supernatural evil unleashed. But Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police is sure the monster who savagely slaughtered an old man and a teenage girl was human. The solution to a horrific crime is buried somewhere in a dead man's secrets and in the shocking events of a hundred years past. To ignore the warnings of a venerable seer, however, might be reckless foolishness when Leaphorn's investigation leads him farther away from the comprehensible ... and closer to the most brutally violent confrontation of his career. Performed by George Guidall
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. ; Boston : G.K. Hall, 1993, c1989.
ISBN: 9780816154357
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 25 cm.


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raydat51 Jan 02, 2013

Mr. Hillerman's quiet regard for the Navajo way of life and thought comes through strongly. If his characters were less involving it might not work but, thankfully, they ARE involving and interesting. You want to know what makes them tick, particularly Leaphorn. His scenes of Navajo social interactions are fascinating and the whole thing is why I keep coming back to this series. He is a gifted writer.

Jul 31, 2011

Listening Woman ---- by Tony Hillerman c - 1993 LP/ read reg. print pbk. c - 19?? ---- Good story with a mix of humor and Mystery ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

hermlou May 09, 2011

Navajo Joe Leaphorn is a policeman trying to solve three mysteries: a helicopter which vanished, disappearance of a bank robber and his dog, and the murder of two people. By the end of the book he has solved all three. Hillerman manages to explain the Navajo ways without boring or insulting us, and he uses supense in the second half of the book to keep us reading to the last word. A good series.

Jan 26, 2011

As usual, Joe Leaphorn's respect for others brings him clues that blow past the impatient Feds. Hillerman's own respect for others is reflected in his representation of each of his characters. Even the bad guys are "real" people. This is a refreshing change of pace from the hate-filled pages of many murder mysteries.

Absolutely loved it. Am anticipating enjoying the rest of the books in the series.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

The brutal murders of an old man and a teenage girl leads Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn to a blind Navajo Listening Woman, who speaks of ghosts and witches.


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