This story is very interesting, a detailed story of the investigation of two murders that relate to each other. Sometimes some stories tend to clutter but this story gave just enough detail, not too much. This was an excellently written book.
This report prepared by Jacky
To Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, the two murders seem quite
unrelated. But nothing is as it seems in “Sacred Clowns” and author Tony Hillerman takes
care, patience, and expertise in making this one of his very best. A local Navajo school
teacher has been murdered; an official at the Tano Indian pueblo is dead. They seem
unrelated. Of course, as we find out, they aren't. A runaway schoolboy helps provide some
missing links and Leaphorn and Chee “have their man.” Hillerman seems to have taken
more time with “Sacred Clowns” and has created a complex, readable, fascinating thriller.
He is at his descriptive best in the scenes where the kachinas (sacred clowns) dance their
way, mesmerisingly, into the ancient plaza. The solution, too, seems quite complex (thus
more rewarding). This is one book you won't want to miss.
This report prepared by Bill Hobbs