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The Wailing WindOfficer Bernadette Manuelito found the dead man slumped over in the cab of a blue pickup abandoned in a dry gulch off a dirt road with a rich ex con's phone number in his pocket and a tobacco tin nearly filled with tracer gold It's her initial mishandling of the scene t Three and a half stars One of his better mysteries Enjoyable descriptions as is normal for him

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To a dead end and his failure has haunted him ever since But ghosts never sleep in these high lonely Southwestern hills And the twisted threads of craven murders past and current may finally be coming together thanks to secrets once moaned in torment on the desert wind I feel like I have spent a lot of the last year saying the words I love Bernie hahaBut seriously I didn't dislike Janet Pete but I freaking love Bernadette Manuelito

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read The Wailing Wind epub õ Paperback Ü mbjuk ´ Officer Bernadette Manuelito found the dead man slumped over in the cab of a blue pickup abandoned in a dry gulch off a dirt road with a rich ex con's phone number in his pocket and a tobacco tin nearly filled with tracer gold It's her initial mishandling of the scene that sHat spell trouble for her supervisor Sgt Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police but it's the echoes of a long ago crime that call the legendary former Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn out of retirement Years earlier Leaphorn followed the trail of a beautiful young and missing wife I listened to the audio version and I was just enthralled I never expected to enjoy a mystery so much as I haven't been into mysteries since I was much youngerI especially enjoyed the interplay of Navajo culture throughout the novel and how it was essential to the plotline even from the initial scene when a Navajo police officer does not fully examine a dead body because of Navajo taboos about deathThe characters are uite believable and strangely likable especially retired police officer Joe Leaphorn Sometimes I don't like mysteries that the solution is a big surprise at the end and you're like well of course no one would ever think of that it's preposterous and no wonder I couldn't figure it out on my own This one I felt was maybe a bit easier to figure out and was less of a surprise for me Maybe I'm just smart no laughs please or maybe it was just straightforward but I liked the mystery aspect anyhow