Book Club Kit: Skeleton Man

Tony Hillerman - Skeleton ManSkeleton Man (#17)
by Tony Hillerman
First Published: 2004
5 Copies & Reading Guide

Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn comes out of retirement to help investigate what seems to be a trading post robbery. A simple-minded kid nailed for the crime is the cousin of an old colleague of Sergeant Jim Chee. He needs help and Chee, and his fiancée Bernie Manuelito, decide to provide it.

No Reading Guide? Try these:
Reading Group Guides – Mystery & Thriller Discussion Questions
LitLovers – Generic Discussion Questions for Fiction

The New York Times – “The Jewel Case” by Marilyn Stasio – “Skeleton Man Review” by Roz Shea

On the Web:
Smithsonian – “Tony Hillerman’s Mile-High Multiculturalism” by Tony Hillerman
The New York Times – “Remembering Tony Hillerman” by Marilyn Stasio
PBS – American Mystery! SpecialsTony Hillerman

More from the Leaphorn/Chee series:
The Blessing Way (#1)
Dance Hall of the Dead (#2)
The Ghostway (#6)
Coyote Waits (#10)
Sacred Clowns (#11)
The Sinister Pig (#16)

If you enjoyed Skeleton Man, you might like:
Flashback by Nevada Barr
Desert Heat by J.A. Jance
Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton


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