Sacred Clowns

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This article is about the Hillerman novel. For Native American Sacred Clowns, see Sacred Clown. For the Lakota religious figures, see Heyoka.
Sacred Clowns
Cover
First edition
Jim Chee/Joe Leaphorn Navajo Tribal Police Series
Author Tony Hillerman
Cover artist Ernest Franklin[1]
Country United States
Language English
Genre Mystery
Publisher HarperCollins
Published 1993
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Preceded by Coyote Waits
(1990)
Followed by The Fallen Man
(1996)

Sacred Clowns is a 1993 novel by Tony Hillerman.[2] It involves koshares, or sacred clowns, after which the book is named.[3]

Plot[edit]

The plot of the story surrounds several homicides and the relationship between Jim Chee and Janet Pete. Chee is still in training to become a Hatałii when he is assigned to work directly for Joe Leaphorn to solve the murder of a teacher killed at a mission followed by a violent death during a sacred clown dance.

Awards[edit]

The novel was nominated for the 1994 Anthony Award for Best Novel.[4]

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