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So, maybe I would ve liked this book better if I had read all 17 that came before it That being said, I found the mystery aspect to be lackluster and not very thrilling Maybe that s how they all are, but I really wasn t drawn in by any of the characterizations.My favorite aspect of the book is the description of the atmosphere and mystique of the Southwest I just love the landscape there and Hillerman does an excellent job transporting me to this place he does it with such skill that it seem So, maybe I would ve liked this book better if I had read all 17 that came before it That being said, I found the mystery aspect to be lackluster and not very thrilling Maybe that s how they all are, but I really wasn t drawn in by any of the characterizations.My favorite aspect of the book is the description of the atmosphere and mystique of the Southwest I just love the landscape there and Hillerman does an excellent job transporting me to this place he does it with such skill that it seems foreign and new He also does a fine job of infusing the people into this landscape, along with their traditions and mythology.So, after having only read the first one in this series, Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is now retired and sort of operating outside of the law when he gets involved with a cold case fro Before we start, I am a Hillerman fan This was Tony Hillerman s last novel He died at age 84, two years after this novel was done A corespondent of his said that Hillerman reported he was 84, but felt 104 Another reported that his handwriting indictated he was ill This book is not the quality of Hillerman s works It is my opinion that he either started this, but felt too ill to do it right, or he started this and was unable to complete it and it was finished by a ghost writer The author o Before we start, I am a Hillerman fan This was Tony Hillerman s last novel He died at age 84, two years after this novel was done A corespondent of his said that Hillerman reported he was 84, but felt 104 Another reported that his handwriting indictated he was ill This book is not the quality of Hillerman s works It is my opinion that he either started this, but felt too ill to do it right, or he started this and was unable to complete it and it was finished by a ghost writer The author overuses the term legendary lieutenant, as if everyone in the world knows him and that is the first word that comes to mind when describing Joe Leaphorn, even total strangers There are some logic issues, as to why an international criminal wi @DOWNLOAD EPUB õ The Shape Shifter (Leaphorn& Chee, #18) ⚷ Since His Retirement From The Navajo Tribal Police, Joe Leaphorn Has Occasionally Been Enticed To Return To Work By Former Colleagues Who Seek His Help When They Need To Solve A Particularly Puzzling Crime They Ask Because Leaphorn, Aided By Officers Jim Chee And Bernie Manuelito, Always Delivers.But This Time The Problem Is With An Old Case Of Joe S His Last Case, Unsolved, Is One That Continues To Haunt Him And With Chee And Bernie Just Back From Their Honeymoon, Leaphorn Is Pretty Much On His Own.The Original Case Involved A Priceless, One Of A Kind Navajo Rug Supposedly Destroyed In A Fire Suddenly, What Looks Like The Same Rug Turns Up In A Magazine Spread And The Man Who Brings The Photo To Leaphorn S Attention Has Gone Missing Leaphorn Must Pick Up The Threads Of A Crime He D Thought Impossible To Untangle Not Only Has The Passage Of Time Obscured The Details, But It Also Appears That There S A Murderer Still On The Loose.New York Times Bestselling Author Tony Hillerman Is At The Top Of His Form In This Atmospheric And Riveting Novel Set Amid The Rugged Beauty Of His Beloved Southwest. The Shape Shifter turns out to be a mixed bag On the one hand, it s always a pleasure to reunite with the inestimable Joe Leaphorn, now retired from the Navaho Tribal Police and bored On the other hand, readers will figure out what befell the clever but merciless fugitive Ray Shewnack before Leaphorn does view spoiler Almost immediately, readers will suspect that Shewnack, one of the FBI s most wanted due to a crime spree that stretched throughout the Southwest, didn t die in that incredibl The Shape Shifter turns out to be a mixed bag On the one hand, it s always a pleasure to reunite with the inestimable Joe Leaphorn, now retired from the Navaho Tribal Police and bored On the other hand, readers will figure out what befell the clever but merciless fugitive Ray Shewnack before Leaphorn does view spoiler Almost immediately, readers will suspect that Shewnack, one of the FBI s most wanted due to a crime spree that stretched throughout the Southwest, didn t die in that incredibly convenient fire Long before a H This was an enjoyable book that didn t quite live up to its potential Perhaps if it were twice as long, the additional detail would make up for the minor shortcomings sprinkled throughout the work s structure Not so much of a mystery, butof a suspense thriller There were few misdirections and it was easy to guess how things were going to turn out relatively early in the narrative The broad variety of plot elements Indian weaving history, Navajo and Hmong religious beliefs, Vietnam war This was an enjoyable book that didn t quite live up to its potential Perhaps if it were twice as long, the additional detail would make up for the minor shortcomings sprinkled throughout the work s structure Not so much of a mystery, butof a suspense thriller There were few misdirections and it was easy to guess how things were going to turn out relatively early in the narrative The broad variety of plot elements Indian weaving history, Navajo and Hmong religious beliefs, Vietnam war activities, etc was certainly interesting, although the disparate elements were, for the most part, never really integrated in a convincing and coherent way T This is the last one of the series which was published before Hillerman s death I didn t read it for a long time because I was saving it The beginning started me wondering how much I would enjoy it, but I got very caught up with the story and it ended up being a great read for I bought this because it was the last Hillerman, having read all the others, but the truth is that this is only a glorified first draft of a Hillerman novel, and it should never have been published in this condition I d have given it one star, if not for the sentimental attachment to the series.This is almost entirely a Joe Leaphorn story with Jim Chee and Bernadette Chee yep, it happened given brief appearances at the beginning and the end That s disappoin I read this book in candlelight with the backdrop of howling wind and torrential rain The blackout we had yesterday created the perfect setting for reading The Shape Shifter Skinwalkers, according to Navajo culture, are creatures that embody evil They can change shape and form and not for good purposes So when retired Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn gets tangled up in a decades old mystery and finds himself face to face with a modern day skinwalker, it takes everything he has to outwit I read this book in candlelight with the backdrop of howling wind and torrential rain The blackout we had yesterda You know how actors and people in some other fields get lifetime achievement awards, and sometimes they get an Oscar not so much for the movie for which they are ostensibly getting the Oscar, but because they have been around a long time and everyone loves them and they re probably not gonna turn in anyreal Oscar winning performances, so let em have the shiny gold dude now That s kind of why I m giving The Shape Shifter five stars.I first encountered Tony Hillerman as a freshman in coll You know how actors and people in some other fields get lifetime achievement awards, and sometimes they get an Oscar not so much for the movie for which they are ostensibly getting the Oscar, but because they have been around a long time and everyone loves them and they re probab Definitely a worthwhile experience to partake of Hillerman s last book Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo tribal police is retired, but he can t resist poking around asking questions when he learns an acquaintance has died in a car wreck while investigating an insurance fraud case Starting with an odd incident of stolen pine sap, one clue leads to another, and soon Joe is led to a seemingly unlikely theory that can only be resolved through a trip to a remote hunting camp for a dangerous confrontation Definitely a worthwhile experience to partake of Hillerman s last book Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo tribal police is retired, but he can t resis