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Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to France 's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group’s Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction’s Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.
First Hillerman book with Jim Chee I've read. I did figure out part of the ending before finishing the book hence 4 stars.Published 4 days ago by Nancy A Mulligan
Many twists and turns and a very unexpected ending! Will definately read this one again. I can remember when the uranium boom was happening in this area of New Mexico when I was a... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Carol C. Gilkison
Tony Hillerman was a master of combining interesting, strong characters with compelling plots, while at the same time telling the reader about the fascinating culture of the... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Pattie S. Harris
The Hillerman books are good, some better than others, all too short! Tho I don't imagine the information about Navajo religion tells me all there is to know, it is very... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Fozzetti
I love all Tony Hillerman books. They have a lot of suspense and are very well written. Hard to put them down.Published 1 month ago by J. Kaden
Like the Jim Chee stories appreciate the character and his thought processes, not at all like myself (more thoughtful and willing to wait for the story to reveal its self to him) . Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sandi Moran
Jim Chee avoids all sorts of calamity while driving around the Navaho Reservation (Rez ) trying to solve about 4 mysteries, that are not at all related. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mark dalton
Six Navajos are blown to bit at an oil-drilling site... A crazy Navajo starts a peyote church based on visions... A rich man's box of keepsakes is stolen. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patto
Many people want to write like Tony Hillerman, but very few succeed...great writing, great stories and great characters...can't be beat!Published 3 months ago by L. Hale