Two young boys suddenly disappear. One of them, a Zuni, leaves a pool of blood behind. Lt. Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police tracks the brutal killer. Three things complicate the search: an archeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuni. Compelling, terrifying, and highly suspenseful, Dance Hall of the Dead never relents from first page til last.
Riveting descriptions of Zuni religious rites give this Edgar Award-winning mystery real distinction.—Newsweek