Dance Hall of the Dead

  • by Tony Hillerman
  • Narrated by Michael Ansara
  • 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Zuni Indian boy dies in a bizarre ritual slaying - and his best friend, a Navajo youth, is missing. Navajo police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn tracks the friend from Zuni village to Navajo hogan, from anthropological dig to hippie commune, across the desert of New Mexico and Arizona. In his search, Leaphorn discovers the ancient secrets of the Zunis and the hidden crimes of white men. Narrator Michael Ansara's experience with American Indian roles on stage and screen lends authenticity to his resonant reading of this Edgar-winning tale of murder and deception.


What the Critics Say

Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner, Best Novel, 1974
"High entertainment...An aesthetically satisfying glimpse of the still-powerful tribal mysteries." (The New Yorker)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Pace was off

The problem with an abridged book is that it lacks the depth that a good author can give in a full length treatment. That was clearly the case here. Other than that, it was a pleasant experience.
Why no other books by Hillerman at
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- James

wished it was longer

Always enjoy these books - just wish they were longer.
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- Jeanene

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.