Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman

Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman


I was excited when I glanced at the beautiful Navajo art on the cover of this book. My first thought was that I was excited that a new Tony Hillerman novel was being released posthumously. I wondered if it would feature the familiar characters, Leaphorn and Chee.

It turns out that I was only half-right. This novel was written by Tony’s eldest daughter, Anne. She was an avid reader at a young age, learned from her father and has developed her own writing skills and sense of adventure.

Spider Woman’s Daughter continues the writing tradition that her father began. It, too, is set in the Navajo Nation and continues the story of the characters that he created. We get to meet new characters in addition to the well-known Leaphorn and Chee.

Spider Woman’s Daughter
by Anne Hillerman
isbn 978-0062270481
Pub. date 10/1/13

Synopsis: “It happened in an instant: After a breakfast with colleagues, Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito sees a sedan career into the parking lot and hears a crack of gunfire. When the dust clears, someone very close to her is lying on the asphalt in a pool of blood. With the victim in the hospital fighting for his life, every person in the squad and the local FBI office is hell-bent on catching the gunman. Bernie, too, wants in on the investigation, despite regulations strictly forbidding eyewitness involvement. Her superior may have ordered her to take some leave, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to sit idly by, especially when her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, is put in charge of finding the shooter.”

I thoroughly enjoyed Spider Woman’s Daughter and believe that Tony would be proud of his daughter’s work and that his characters are living on.

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62 comments for “Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman

  1. robyn frazier
    September 17, 2013 at 4:21 am

    good read!

  2. kathy pease
    September 17, 2013 at 6:17 am

    sounds like a great read..Thank you :)

  3. Amber
    September 17, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Looks like a great book – Hope I win!

  4. katklaw777
    September 17, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Oooooooooooo this one looks good…thanks!

  5. josee philipp
    September 17, 2013 at 8:41 am

    this book looks like a good one

  6. Michelle
    September 17, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Sounds interesting.

  7. Jane
    September 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Good mystery.

  8. Linda White
    September 17, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Thanks, sounds good!

  9. Kat F.
    September 17, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Fall is here, time to do some reading!

  10. Kathie Craig
    September 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    From the synopsis, it sounds like this book would be excellent. I am always looking for different authors to try out and new books to read.

  11. Dana Moore
    September 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    This would be a great addition to my book list.

  12. emily l
    September 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    This sounds like a great read! :)

  13. Lori Walker
    September 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm


  14. Nancy
    September 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Writing talent must grow in their family!

  15. latoya
    September 17, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I’m a big fan of reading navajo stories.

  16. Kari Freeman
    September 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I have all of Tony Hillerman’s books and have read some of them multiple times.

  17. Mary Mac
    September 17, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Would love to read this book.

  18. Ann Fantom
    September 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I would like to read Spider Woman’s Daughter. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Gianna
    September 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. brenna
    September 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    The cover art is intriguing, and I’m curious about the characters that have “lived on.” If I win this, I have a feeling I’ll be backtracking and reading the beginning of these characters too.

  21. Mippy/Sabrina
    September 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I’ve not heard of this author before. I am definitely interested in the stories her dad wrote as well. :)

  22. Nikkie Cossairt
    September 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Sounds great!

  23. Wilma P
    September 18, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I like her father’s books (Tony Hillerman) so I expect this is a good one

  24. Tammy S
    September 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

    sounds like an interesting book

  25. Wehaf
    September 18, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I love Tony Hillerman’s novels; I bet his daughter’s is just as good.

  26. Ann B.
    September 18, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I love these types of stories too….I just finished reading 1000 White Women….based on a true story of how the US Gov. made an agreement to give the Cheyennes 1000 white women to breed with the Indians..

  27. Bronwyn H.
    September 18, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I’ve actually heard some really positive reviews of this book, and I would love to read it!!

  28. Mary R
    September 18, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Sound like a very good read.

  29. sandra davis
    September 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    sounds like a good book

  30. deb c
    September 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Sounds like a good read.

  31. Jean Sagarese
    September 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    looks great and I love her Dad’s work

  32. Jane H
    September 19, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I’d love to find out if Anne inherited any of her father’s talents. Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  33. Carl
    September 19, 2013 at 11:26 am

    This looks great, I’d love to win a copy. Thanks!

  34. Christine Beasley
    September 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I love mysteries and this looks interesting.

  35. Blythe J.
    September 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. This sounds like a great book.

  36. MaryC
    September 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Love Tony Hillerman’s books.

  37. Carolyn Colley
    September 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    sounds like a good read, thanks for the chance to win

  38. Laura
    September 20, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Sounds really good!

  39. Pat B
    September 22, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Sounds like a great read – I love books about Native American culture

  40. Liene
    September 22, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I loved Tony Hillerman’s series and am excited to hear his daughter is continuing it!

  41. cynthia
    September 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    i would love to win this

  42. Betty
    September 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    It’s so good to see the Hillerman name. The daughter has stepped into some very big shoes. Not sure that came out right; I really did enjoy so many of his books.

  43. xty cruz
    September 24, 2013 at 11:27 am

    This looks interesting and would be great to add in my 2013 reading list

  44. Michele Hunter
    September 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    My Mom is a HUGE Hillerman fan. I’m so excited to tell her about this. Great giveaway!

  45. Jamie Martin
    September 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks for the chance!

  46. Adriane
    September 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Really enjoyed her father’s books and would love to read this!

  47. Karen
    September 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Looks like a real good read. Thanks.

  48. Paula Tavernie
    September 30, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Sounds great!

  49. Alicia W
    September 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I love to read

  50. Susan Smith
    September 30, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Sounds like a good book

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