Spider Woman's Daughter

Spider Woman's Daughter

By Anne Hillerman

  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre : Police Procedural
  • FIle Size : 1.19 MB
Score: 4.5
From 250 Ratings


Spider Woman's Daughter Anne Hillerman, the talented daughter of bestselling author Tony Hillerman, continues his popular Leaphorn and Chee series with Spider Woman’s Daughter, a Navajo Country mystery, filled with captivating lore, startling suspense, bold new characters, vivid color, and rich Southwestern atmosphere.

Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manualito witnesses the cold-blooded shooting of someone very close to her. With the victim fighting for his life, the entire squad and the local FBI office are hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations forbidding eyewitness involvement. But that doesn't mean she's going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is in charge of finding the shooter.

Bernie and Chee discover that a cold case involving his former boss and partner, retired Inspector Joe Leaphorn, may hold the key. Digging into the old investigation, husband and wife find themselves inching closer to the truth...and closer to a killer determined to prevent justice from taking its course.


  • A Home Run!

    By Amanasro
    This is a worthy successor to her father's Leaphorn and Chee novels.
  • Spider woman's daughter

    By Janette W
    I just want to thank Ms Hillerman for this book! I read all of her father's books in the 90's and was so happy to find this one! I really enjoyed her character expansion of Bernie. Thank you so much!!
  • Spider Woman's Daughter

    By DeltaJan
    Wonderful continuation of her fathers novels.
  • DDS

    By Docmikes
    really good read, continues the tradition. i am looking forward to the next in what i hope is the continuation of a wonderful series. your father would be proud.
  • Spider Woman's Daughter

    By LiDmedtech
    Thank you, Anne Hillerman, for continuing to write about the Navajo Tribal Police. I loved the book. You father's books taught me so much about this beautiful area and these wonderful people. I came to the southwest from northeast OH with many misconceptions about reservation life and the people who live here. Learning of him through PBS Mystery series I came to appreciate the land, it's people, and their culture. Please continue to represent this area as he did. And most importantly, thanks for a good story.
  • excellent book

    By KatOcicat
    I loved Tony Hillerman's books and was sad when I heard he passed away. However, his daughter, Anne, has picked up the thread of Tony's stories and continued without a hitch in her excellent book, Spider Woman's Daughter. I hope she continues to write more books about the Navajo policemen I grew to enjoy in Tony's books
  • Hillerman Fans Rejoice

    By Harold Grebunski
    Fans of Tony Hillerman's books will find much to love and nothing to disappoint in this well-crafted novel. Although a new reader will miss many references to prior stories, the novel and the mystery it contains can be savored and solved on its own merits. Read it! Then go visit -or revisit- the stark beautiful landscapes and novels that inspired this one. Thanks for keeping those worlds alive!
  • In her father's footsteps.

    By CalifBabe
    As far as I'm concerned, Ms. Hillerman has hit a home run with this, her first fictional book. It is a worthy continuation of her father's Joe Leaphorn-Jim Chee mysteries. I hope she writes more of them!
  • Follows in fathers steps

    By cliff...
    The book follows Tony Hillerman way of tell a great store. At times you can tell it was written by a female. It was great and enjoyed the read.
  • Spider Woman's Daughter

    By DHP2
    As unlikely as it might seem, the daughter's work surpasses the father's in this continuation of the Hillerman SouthWest detective stories. This book stands strong and proud among its predecessors It was a joy to read with authentic dialogue -- external and internal -- and tight plotting. The characterization is slightly more nuanced than in the predecessor series, although there is somewhat more resolution by the last page (Dad really like to leave the reader hanging on unresolved interpersonal tenterhooks!).