The Ghostway [HarperPaperbacks, 1992]

The full and detailed views of the 1992 paperback edition of The Ghostway, published by HarperPaperbacks, a division of Harper Collins Publishers. The cover was designed by Peter Thorpe, who designed and illustrated over 40 Hillerman editions. Thorpe began designing covers for Hillerman's novels in 1986 and his work has become the iconic imagery associated with Hillerman's work. Thorpe's iconic designs generally consist of a symmetrical Southwest landscape, a central focus, and a framing device taken from Navajo culture. For this edition, Thorpe depicts a Southwest landscape of sandstone rock formations and mountains in the background, a hogan with a corpse hole appears on the left side of the illustration and a man on a horse appears on the right side. The focal point is a black eagle figure with feathers outlined in red against a yellow background wearing a red sash.