Everything you need to understand or teach Skeleton Man by Tony Hillerman.
Skeleton Man is a tale about the search for a case of diamonds lost in a historic collision between two airliners over the Grand Canyon in 1956. The air crash was real, and in fact triggered the formation of the Federal Aviation Administration, but the diamonds and the characters that encounter them are fiction. Joanna Craig is the illegitimate daughter of John Clarke, the man who carried the diamonds cuffed to his wrist. His arm is also missing, which is the object of Joanna's real quest. DNA from the arm will prove that she is the daughter of John Clarke and allow her to reclaim her father's fortune, which was swindled away from his estate by an attorney named Dan Plymale. Joanna is wealthy in her own right, having inherited her elderly stepfather's fortune when her mother died. She is motivated more by revenge against Plymale than greed for the... View more of the Skeleton Man Summary
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