Monday, June 20, 2016

The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman

Acting Lieutenant Jim Chee catches a Hopi standing over the body of a Navajo officer with blood on his hands.  What at first appears to be an open and shut case is anything but that when a missing person, vector control specialist, cannot be found along with a missing government Jeep. 

Enter retired officer Joe Leaphorn and as usual things get interesting.  The trails intertwine in many directions leading to a wrapped up conclusion through diligent work.

As always Hillerman writes a good mystery that is solved through observation and diligence, not by high tech paraphernalia.

A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris

Aurora Teagarden finds out she has inherited a house and money from a casual friend, a member of the now defunct Real Murders.  That is all well and good, until she wonders why she inherited.  An inquiring mind does not always make for restful days or nights.

Add in her mother getting married, her ex getting married and expecting a baby plus the couple moves in across the street from the house she inherited, a new flame and a pregnant cat and things move quickly.

Another cozy that moves at a quick pace, is fun to read and has moments of light hearted humor.