Leaphorn & Chee by Tony Hillerman Anne Hillerman
Leaphorn and Chee (also known as the Navajo Mysteries) is a series of detective fiction books by American author Tony Hillerman, which has been taken over by his daughter, Anne Hillerman. “Leaphorn and Chee” refers to the series protagonists Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police. The two characters work together, but do not always agree with eachother’s viewpoints on some of the supernatural tradition of the Navajo. The Navajo Mysteries books The Dark Wind, Skinwalkers, Coyote Winds and A Thief of Time were all made into movies.

The Navajo Mysteries series began back in 1970 with The Blessing Way. In total, Hillerman wrote 18 books in the series before his death in 2008. The series is currently ongoing, although it has been inherited by his daughter, Anne Hillerman (starting with Spider Woman’s Daughter). Below is both the publication order and the chronological order of Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn and Chee series:

Publication Order of Leaphorn and Chee Books


The Blessing Way(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dance Hall of the Dead(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Listening Woman(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of Darkness(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Wind(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghostway(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skinwalkers(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Thief of Time(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Talking God(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coyote Waits(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sacred Clowns(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fallen Man(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The First Eagle(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunting Badger(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wailing Wind(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sinister Pig(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skeleton Man(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shape Shifter(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spider Woman's Daughter(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: As of Spider Woman’s Daughter, the series is written by Anne Hillerman.

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