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Stargazer

(2021)
(The sixth book in the Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito series)
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Murder, deception, Navajo tradition, and the stars collide in this enthralling entry in New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman’s Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series, set amid the beautiful landscape of the American Southwest.

What begins as a typical day for Officer Bernadette Manuelito—serving a bench warrant, dealing with a herd of cattle obstructing traffic, and stumbling across a crime scene—takes an unexpected twist when she’s called to help find an old friend. Years ago, Bernie and Maya were roommates, but time and Maya’s struggles with addiction drove them apart. Now Maya’s brother asks Bernie to find out what happened to his sister.

Tracing Maya’s whereabouts, Bernie learns that her old friend had confessed to the murder of her estranged husband, a prominent astronomer. But the details don’t align. Suspicious, Bernie takes a closer look at the case only to find that nothing is as it seems. Uncovering new information about the astronomer’s work leads Bernie to a remote spot on the Navajo Nation and a calculating killer.

The investigation causes an unexpected rift with her husband and new acting boss, Jim Chee, who’s sure Bernie’s headed for trouble. While she’s caught between present and past, Chee is at a crossroads of his own. Burdened with new responsibilities he didn’t ask for and doesn’t want, he must decide what the future holds for him and act accordingly. 

Can their mentor Joe Leaphorn—a man also looking at the past for answers to the future—provide the guidance both Bernie and Chee need? And will the Navajo heroes that stud the starry sky help them find justice—and the truth they seek?

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel
Author(s): Anne Hillerman
ISBN: 0-06-290833-2 / 978-0-06-290833-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel
Author(s): Anne Hillerman
ISBN: 0-06-306303-4 / 978-0-06-306303-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Stargazer (Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel)
Author(s): Anne Hillerman
ISBN: 0-06-306715-3 / 978-0-06-306715-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harperaudio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel
Author(s): Anne Hillerman
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU