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Charlie Yazzie's former archaeology professor becomes the target of a ruthless Indian rights movement, one determined to end an investigation that could change the face of an ancient tribe. Charlie, Harley Ponyboy, and Thomas Begay find themselves involved in one of the canyonlands oldest riddles. Dark secrets are revealed in this fast-paced mystery of a forgotten people. Charlie Yazzie's former archaeology professor becomes the target of a ruthless Indian rights movement, one determined to end an investigation that could change the face of an ancient tribe. Charlie, Harley Ponyboy, and Thomas Begay find themselves involved in one of the canyonlands oldest riddles. Dark secrets are revealed in this fast-paced mystery of a forgotten people.


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Charlie Yazzie's former archaeology professor becomes the target of a ruthless Indian rights movement, one determined to end an investigation that could change the face of an ancient tribe. Charlie, Harley Ponyboy, and Thomas Begay find themselves involved in one of the canyonlands oldest riddles. Dark secrets are revealed in this fast-paced mystery of a forgotten people. Charlie Yazzie's former archaeology professor becomes the target of a ruthless Indian rights movement, one determined to end an investigation that could change the face of an ancient tribe. Charlie, Harley Ponyboy, and Thomas Begay find themselves involved in one of the canyonlands oldest riddles. Dark secrets are revealed in this fast-paced mystery of a forgotten people.

30 review for Ancient Blood

  1. 4 out of 5

    Don Zabriskie

    This author's best effort yet. Plot twists had me reading on even when fatigued. I would have finished this book in one sitting if other responsibilities had permitted. Charlie Yazzie and Thomas Begay are becoming as familiar as Tony Hillerman's duo, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Chappell's character development is excellent. In each new book Charlie and Thomas continue to grow individually and as comrades in adventure. This author's best effort yet. Plot twists had me reading on even when fatigued. I would have finished this book in one sitting if other responsibilities had permitted. Charlie Yazzie and Thomas Begay are becoming as familiar as Tony Hillerman's duo, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Chappell's character development is excellent. In each new book Charlie and Thomas continue to grow individually and as comrades in adventure.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jean

    This is book three in the Navajo Nation mystery series. You really should read this series in order to fully appreciate all the characters and history of the Southwest. This story provides the reader with interesting information about southwest archaeology and anthropology. Charlie Yazzie‘s former archaeology professor is the target of the Indian rights movement. They are trying to stop the study of the ancient Anasazi people in one of the area’s oldest canyon sites. Charlie has his own personal This is book three in the Navajo Nation mystery series. You really should read this series in order to fully appreciate all the characters and history of the Southwest. This story provides the reader with interesting information about southwest archaeology and anthropology. Charlie Yazzie‘s former archaeology professor is the target of the Indian rights movement. They are trying to stop the study of the ancient Anasazi people in one of the area’s oldest canyon sites. Charlie has his own personal problems as Sue gives birth to their child. Chappell is a good story teller and he makes it enjoyable to learn about the Anasazi entwined in a mystery story. Chappell brings the history as well as the beauty of the Southwest to life while telling a great story. The reader learns about the culture of the Natives Americans in the Southwest and makes one want to go visit the area. I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. Kaipo Schwab does an excellent job narrating the story. I always enjoy learning about the narrator. Schwab was born in Hawaii of a Hawaiian/Chinese mother and the German/Irish father. He received his BFA from Boston University. He is an actor of both stage and film as well as a narrator of audiobooks.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rosemary

    Ancient Blood - a review by Rosemary Kenny Archaeologist Professor George Custer (no relation to the famous General), is working on the Reservation, seeking confirmation of the controversial habits of transitory ancient nomad nation the Anasazi, with the help of Harley Ponyboy. The latter, drunk as he frequently is, comes racing into the town seeking out Charlie Yazzie, [a tribal investigative lawyer] with a frantic tale of how he and the (also drunk) Professor were attacked by unknown assailants Ancient Blood - a review by Rosemary Kenny Archaeologist Professor George Custer (no relation to the famous General), is working on the Reservation, seeking confirmation of the controversial habits of transitory ancient nomad nation the Anasazi, with the help of Harley Ponyboy. The latter, drunk as he frequently is, comes racing into the town seeking out Charlie Yazzie, [a tribal investigative lawyer] with a frantic tale of how he and the (also drunk) Professor were attacked by unknown assailants at their distant camp. Charlie's wife Sue, is about to give birth to their first child so Charlie is understandably reluctant to leave her alone and quickly seeks out Thomas' wife Lucy Tallwoman to watch over her, while he, Thomas and Harley go to investigate the situation. What do the men find when they reach the camp? Who is behind the attacks and why? Why is Charlie suspicious of some of the new student arrivals at camp? Where do Caleb and Ida stay while their father's away? Who looks after them there? How does this person know the Professor? What happens to Paul T'Sosi when he's herding his sheep on the mountainside? Who finds him and takes him to the hospital? Why are the AFPAC anarchists so desperate to kill the Professor? Who destroys the camp - and how? Which people meet a dramatic end on the mountain? R.A Chappell's fantastically entertaining murder-mystery, the third in the Navajo Nation Mystery series, fulfills every reader's fantasy, with its ancient legends, wonderful descriptions of the habits and habitats of both ancient and modern Native American Tribes, all-action thrills and character interactions. A guaranteed winner for this talented engaging author that will leave fans eager for the next exciting story please!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Tyra

    Very good mystery and lots of background for context.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Roger

    Read a good book The third book I have read and found it as good a novel as the prior two. This has been fairly good author to read. The books can be recommended to other readers.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Josephine M Morris

    R. Allen Cappell I always enjoy reading Mr Chappell's books. Very readable yet I always feel that I have learned something worthwhile about another culture. R. Allen Cappell I always enjoy reading Mr Chappell's books. Very readable yet I always feel that I have learned something worthwhile about another culture.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Don Anderson

    Another Please Likeable characters with a good story line. Though I figured out where the author was going.....the journey was worth it. More Charle stories .......PLEASE

  8. 4 out of 5

    Eileen Lynx

    Interesting history of the Anasazi.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Janina s. Asselin

    The saga continues I am really enjoying this series. The characters are strong and believable and stay true in each book. The flow is smooth and like Navaho, spare and to the point. No fillers so no need to skim to move things along.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    Ancient Blood adds even more interest to this series with the introduction of Charlie Yazzie's former archaeology/anthropology professor, George Custer and childhood friend Harley Ponyboy. The professor's most recent dig is a kiva that might help with his theories about the migration of the Anasazi, but even before his team arrives, he is attacked and the site vandalized. Charlie and Thomas Begay begin looking into the suspects, trying to prevent further vandalism and attacks on the site. The pro Ancient Blood adds even more interest to this series with the introduction of Charlie Yazzie's former archaeology/anthropology professor, George Custer and childhood friend Harley Ponyboy. The professor's most recent dig is a kiva that might help with his theories about the migration of the Anasazi, but even before his team arrives, he is attacked and the site vandalized. Charlie and Thomas Begay begin looking into the suspects, trying to prevent further vandalism and attacks on the site. The professor's theories are controversial and some members of an Indian Rights movement would rather not have them published. The violence escalates from damage to the site to more serious and deadly acts. Harley is now my favorite character because of the humor he adds.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Karen McCormick

    Intriguing story This was an intriguing story about archeology & ancient history & modern American Indian ethos. The characters are developing with each installment of the series. Not sure I will think about the ancient ruins in this southwest quite the same.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Paula Hilston

    Continuation of the saga Like the others in this series, Ancient Blood casts light on both ancient and current traditions in the four corners region of the desert southwest of the U.S. As someone who loves to visit, hike and ride in that area these stories are intriguing. I have learned more about the region and it's history while enjoying well written stories about a group of fictional characters. I'm getting to the point where I don't want the series to end but knowing there are only two more b Continuation of the saga Like the others in this series, Ancient Blood casts light on both ancient and current traditions in the four corners region of the desert southwest of the U.S. As someone who loves to visit, hike and ride in that area these stories are intriguing. I have learned more about the region and it's history while enjoying well written stories about a group of fictional characters. I'm getting to the point where I don't want the series to end but knowing there are only two more books realize it must. Great character development as well as realistic historic information.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Law Office Account

    Another great read from Chappell This is the third of four Navajo mystery tales from R. Allen Chappell, at least so far, and I have enjoyed each more than the last. Although it's clear that Chappell and Hillerman are two different authors, I think it's fair to say that if you were a Hillerman fan you will quickly become a Chappell fan. Best read in the order of their publication. Another great read from Chappell This is the third of four Navajo mystery tales from R. Allen Chappell, at least so far, and I have enjoyed each more than the last. Although it's clear that Chappell and Hillerman are two different authors, I think it's fair to say that if you were a Hillerman fan you will quickly become a Chappell fan. Best read in the order of their publication.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Melle

    An Enjoyable Series I particularly enjoyed reading the three books in this series while traveling through the four corners area as this is the setting for these mysteries. I found that I really liked the main characters and that the stories were compelling. If you are a fan of Tony Hillman mysteries, you will probably like this series.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Erth

    Bravo! A good fast read! now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page. The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real. i would highly recommend this author and this book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Michael Oakley

    Good read. I enjoyed it. It has a good flavor of the Southwest. I may have to do some research to find out if the archaeological information has basis in current theories. Interesting, at the very least.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Bradford

    A interesting read. Informative and entertaining if you are interested. in native American catechism, culture and history of migration. A interesting read. Informative and entertaining I you are interested in native American catechism, culture and history of ancient migration.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Correll

    Quick Read Reading the series in order, this third book built nicely upon the characters of the first two books. I found myself "fact-checking" along the way about AI social and political orgs, as well as ancient migration. Quick Read Reading the series in order, this third book built nicely upon the characters of the first two books. I found myself "fact-checking" along the way about AI social and political orgs, as well as ancient migration.

  19. 5 out of 5

    SUSAN PUTNEY

    Informative The story was interesting. I really like learning about Native American culture. I find the Navajo culture especially appealing. I was a little disappointed in the character development. It just seemed a little thin to me.

  20. 4 out of 5

    T J

    Charlie helped out his old professor brings him into ancient mystery that others want left buried. Anasazi ruins high up in canyonland is the site of a dig of a lifetime if only they can complete it. Mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Seymour

    This series is so good. I love the way the characters are portrayed. If your lookin for a lot of gore or sex not for you. Just a story of real people and their lives. The mystery is well done and I think most people will enjoy it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Donald Poindexter

    UPop Very good book. I did not like the ending very much. Very well researched. Got confused a little bit. Read it

  23. 5 out of 5

    Maureen

    Great series, memorable characters that were a please to follow. Conclusions need work but it was a go enjoyable series. Definitely an author to follow if you enjoy Navajo Nation mysteries.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    This series continued to be interesting and fun.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Carol Duff

    A must for those who like theories on the mysterious Anasazi -

  26. 5 out of 5

    Diana Biggs

    Thoroughly enjoyed - much better editing than an earlier one I had read. Author knows the Navajo people & the area, great sense of place.

  27. 5 out of 5

    mickey ferris

    Review This book was very interesting with the professor and all the problems he always bring with him along with all the other characters.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joe

    Navajo Nation Mystery #3. Interesting story of an archeological dig gone wrong. Charlie Yazzie's former archaeology professor becomes the target of a ruthless Indian rights movement. Navajo Nation Mystery #3. Interesting story of an archeological dig gone wrong. Charlie Yazzie's former archaeology professor becomes the target of a ruthless Indian rights movement.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Allen is a marvelous story teller who pulls you into his stories of the Navaho's. So well researched that you understand you are getting the result of much work. Highly recommend his books. Allen is a marvelous story teller who pulls you into his stories of the Navaho's. So well researched that you understand you are getting the result of much work. Highly recommend his books.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Diane Nodell

    More fun tales great for a 5-6 hour drive!

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