Skeleton Man (2004) A cache of diamonds, the search for an arm separated from its dead owner for nearly 50 years, and a monsoon in the Grand Canyon… 2004-12-01 Fiction HarperCollins
Book Review

Skeleton Man (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Dec 01, 2004; Writer: Tony Hillerman; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: HarperCollins

A cache of diamonds, the search for an arm separated from its dead owner for nearly 50 years, and a monsoon in the Grand Canyon are only some of the elements that make such a treat of Tony Hillerman's new mystery (featuring series regulars Lieut. Joe Leaphorn and Sgt. Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police). The story is satisfying, but Hillerman's gift for characterization — not to mention his penchant for illuminating arcane aspects of Native American culture and customs — puts the real meat on Skeleton Man.

Originally posted Nov 26, 2004 Published in issue #794 Nov 26, 2004 Order article reprints