The Blessing Way

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Very Good - Clean, crisp and unmarked pages. No reading crease, strong binding.
Paperback, 234 pages
Avon Books, 1978
First Avon Books Edition, First Printing

Any Navahjo knows that nothing human kills like that.

High on the desolate mesa they found the body. The body's mouth was filled with sand. No tracks, no clues, but everywhere the Navajo whispered of the Wolf-Witch.

Lt. Joe Leaphorn and anthropologist Bergen McKee had stalked this creature before. Yet always it had eluded them, vanishing like a ghost on the wind. But never bfore had it left this horrifying trail of bodies…

Editorial Reviews

“A thriller set among the mountains and deserts and labyrinthine canyons of the Navajo reservation…enriched by the matching spiritual complexities of the Navajo Way and a chorus cast of Scalp Shooters, Stick Carriers, Hand Tremblers, Listeners, and Singers…highly recommended.” –The New Yorker

“Outstanding…suspense enough for anyone.” –Saturday Review

"A fascinating blend of Navajo legend and modern chicanery, involving ancient ghosts and current greed....a romance and a real cliff-hanger." –The Denver Post

About the Author

Tony Hillmerman served as president of the Mystery Writers of America and received the Edgar and Grand Master Awards. His other honors include the Center for the American Indian’s Ambassador Award, the Spur Award for Best Western Novel, and the Navajo Tribal Council Special Friend of the Dineh Award. A native of Oklahoma, Tony Hillerman lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, until his death in 2008.