Title Profile & Character Information

Dance Hall of the Dead

Annotation
Two Native-American boys have vanished into thin air, leaving a pool of blood behind them. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police has no choice but to suspect the very worst, since the blood that stains the parched New Mexican ground once flowed through the veins of one of the missing, a young Zuni. But his investigation into a terrible crime is being complicated by an important archaeological dig ... and a steel hypodermic needle. And the unique laws and sacred religious rights of the Zuni people are throwing impassable roadblocks in Leaphorn's already twisted path, enabling a craven murderer to elude justice ... or, worse still, to kill again. Performed by George Guidall Enhanced CD: CD features an interactive program which can be viewed on your computer, including: a photo galary, an author Q & A and a 35 years of excellence timeline.

Awards
1974  Edgar Awards (Edgar Allan Poe Awards)

Characters
NameLeaphorn, Joe
GenderMale
OccupationsPolice lieutenant
 Tribal policeman
TraitsWidower
Navajo
Native American

GenreMystery
    --Detective, Professional
    --Police procedural
Fiction
TopicsMissing children
Zuni Indians
Navajo Indians
Native American rituals
SettingArizona
Reservation
Desert
Archaeological dig


Series
  Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee mystery
1The Blessing way
2Dance hall of the dead
3Listening woman
4People of darkness
5The Dark wind
6The Ghostway
7Skinwalkers
8A Thief of time
9Talking God
10Coyote waits
11Sacred clowns
12The Fallen man
13The First eagle
14Hunting badger
15The Wailing wind
16The Sinister pig
17Skeleton man
18The Shape shifter
  Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee mysteries
1The Blessing way
2Dance hall of the dead
3Listening woman
4People of darkness
5The Dark wind
6The Ghostway
7Skinwalkers
8A Thief of time
9Talking God
10Coyote waits
11Sacred clowns
12The Fallen man
13The First eagle
14Hunting badger
15The Wailing wind
16The Sinister pig
17Skeleton man
18The Shape shifter
19Spider woman's daughter