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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.
Great story and characters. Hillerman's style gets more polished throughout the series. You can see the improvements from book to book. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Goody1
great descriptions of the Four Corners area and Navaho culture wrapped around a mystery novelPublished 1 month ago by john smith
I had thought I had read and re-read all (and I mean ALL) of Hillerman's novels until I chanced on this one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by KenGordon
I have a been a fan for several years. It is not very often that we can learn the Indian way in such an interesting way.Published 2 months ago by VIDA