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Lost Birds: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel (A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel, 9) (edição 2024)

por Anne Hillerman (Autor)

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Joe Leaphorn may be long retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, but his detective skills are still sharp, honed by his work as a private detective. His experience will be essential to solve a compelling new case: finding the birth parents of a woman who was raised by a bilagana family but believes she is Din based on one solid clue, an old photograph with a classic Navajo child's blanket. Leaphorn discovers that his client's adoption was questionable, and her adoptive family not what they seem. His quest for answers takes him to an old trading post and leads him to a deadly cache of long-buried family secrets. As that case grows more complicated, Leaphorn receives an unexpected call from a person he met decades earlier. Cecil Bowleg's desperation is clear in his voice, but just as he begins to explain, the call is cut off by an explosion and Cecil disappears. True to his nature, Leaphorn is determined to find the truth even as the situation grows dangerous. Investigation of the explosion falls in part to Officer Bernadette Manuelito, who discovers an unexpected link to Cecil's missing wife. Bernie also is involved in a troubling investigation of her own: an elderly weaver whose prize-winning sheep have been ruthlessly killed by feral dogs.… (mais)
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Título:Lost Birds: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel (A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel, 9)
Autores:Anne Hillerman (Autor)
Informação:Harper (2024), 304 pages
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There are several plots to this book, some of which are related. The trick for Joe Leaphorn, Bernie Manuelito, and Jim Chee is to put the pieces together. Leaphorn is tasked with helping a woman find her birth parents to determine if she is Dine. Leaphorn also has a phone call from his past that is interrupted by an explosion that turns out to have been at a Navajo school that Bernie Maneulito is assigned to look into. To add to the mix Leaphorn;s house mate Louisa's son shows up after being absent for years. This is another good addition to this great series. ( )
  lewilliams | May 27, 2024 |
Leaphorn is investigating a missing woman and seeking biological parents of an adopted woman. Bernie is called to a school explosion. Chee is assuming new responsibilities in new position. All is complicated by arrival of estranged son of Louise, Leaphorns companion and by discovery of a body in the damaged school. The finale seems a little rushed and with end that don't quite weave in.
  ritaer | May 26, 2024 |
Lost Birds is written by Anne Hillerman.
Published in April 2024, Lost Birds continues the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito mystery series.
We are involved in several complex, overlapping and thought-provoking ‘cases’ happening simultaneously.
Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito give their ‘all’ to solve a murder investigation, an explosion, adoptees looking for their birth parents, feral dogs attacking sheep, extortion, gambling debts and personal family crises.
They work with honor, respect and cultural sensitivity.
I am always impressed with the characterizations, the plots and cultural insights these stories provide.
Another brilliant title by Anne Hillerman ***** ( )
  diana.hauser | May 18, 2024 |
Bernie is investigating an explosion at a school while Leaphorn is investigating a missing woman. The two cases are seemingly linked. ( )
  DrApple | May 15, 2024 |
With each new volume she writes, I appreciate Anne Hillerman more and more. She's managed the difficult challenge of maintaining continuity with the Leaphorn and Chee mysteries her father wrote, but also taking the series in new directions. In particular, she's brought female characters to the forefront and depicts them complexly. I'm not complaining about Tony Hillerman's characters. Leaphorn and Chee are remarkable characters. But I am so glad to have Bernie Manuelito, her sister Darlene, and Leaphorn's companion Louise Bourbonette. As a woman, I'm delighted to get to know these characters. Lost Birds is a page-turner with multiple plot lines, some connected, some not. As one problem seems settled, another arises—and the characters find ways to manage them. This one really did keep me up past my bedtime, and I have no regrets.

I received a free electronic review copy of this title from the publisher via Edelweiss; the opinions are my own. ( )
  Sarah-Hope | Jan 19, 2024 |
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Joe Leaphorn may be long retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, but his detective skills are still sharp, honed by his work as a private detective. His experience will be essential to solve a compelling new case: finding the birth parents of a woman who was raised by a bilagana family but believes she is Din based on one solid clue, an old photograph with a classic Navajo child's blanket. Leaphorn discovers that his client's adoption was questionable, and her adoptive family not what they seem. His quest for answers takes him to an old trading post and leads him to a deadly cache of long-buried family secrets. As that case grows more complicated, Leaphorn receives an unexpected call from a person he met decades earlier. Cecil Bowleg's desperation is clear in his voice, but just as he begins to explain, the call is cut off by an explosion and Cecil disappears. True to his nature, Leaphorn is determined to find the truth even as the situation grows dangerous. Investigation of the explosion falls in part to Officer Bernadette Manuelito, who discovers an unexpected link to Cecil's missing wife. Bernie also is involved in a troubling investigation of her own: an elderly weaver whose prize-winning sheep have been ruthlessly killed by feral dogs.

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