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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.
Hillerman describes the four corner's space and beauty with love that comes to those who find the joy that is awakened in them by living there . Read morePublished 3 days ago by Steve Lee
The fourth book in Tony Hillerman's Navajo Detectives series is "The People of Darkness." Whereas in the first three books Lt. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Carl E. Ahlm
It was almost perfect. Just a couple of plot angles that were tentative, or didn't seem quite right. But, an enjoyable read!Published 17 days ago by jim in utah
This book has, as usual an intricate and convincing plot. Again as usual, Hillerman knows how to tackle a huge problem (how economical crimes against the nation, Reservation, go... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Welzen-Senden, Katja
This is but another of Tony Hillerman's great yet small body of work. It is a shame that he was lost to us at such a young age.
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Just another cop book. It's interesting in as far as it gives you a view into the Navaho culture, but other than that it's just another "who dun-it". Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sha
I really enjoyed this book. I have read every thing Tony Hillerman wrote and this is one of the best! I did not read it till last because of the title. Don't let this stop you.Published 1 month ago by Kenny Watts
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Carol C. Gilkison