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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.
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 6 days 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 23 days 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 1 month ago by L. Hale
As a Swampy Cree descendant, I appreciate the attention Mr. Hillerman pays to the customs of the Navajo people, and I relish his stories. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Deborah Menard
Tony Hillerman is one of my husband's and mine favorite authors!
The story was very interesting and we 'devoured' it immediately. Read more
In People of Darkness Jim Chee is faced with the mystery of why so many people in the same church have cancer this question leads to more questions than answers ,that's why I gave... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paulathegem
A fan of Tony Hillerman's writings, I enjoy the story line and plot of the People of Darkness. Jim Chee is a great character and I can't wait to see what he will do next.Published 2 months ago by Trish
The Navajo customs and beliefs make interesting reading. That is the reason I started reading his books and really like all of them.Published 2 months ago by Kate
Tony Hillerman has so much knowledge of Navaho culture which makes reading very enjoyable. I find all of his books entertaining and a learning process of native American culture.Published 3 months ago by Dennis Woods