Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman

I would usually recommend any Tony Hillerman novel, especially for fans of the Southwestern United States, for his skillful, informative blending of the land, people, history and traditions of the Four Corners region of Arizona and New Mexico into quality, readable detective fictions. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police are steady, thoughtful characters throughout his series; however, in The Wailing Wind, feminist critics might take issue with Hillerman's treatment of female officer, Bernadette Manuelito, for an over-simple resolution of the intermingled love story.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS 3558.I45W34 2002
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Chris Rynd, Senior Writer, University Advancement
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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