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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.
Recently reread People of Darkness for the 3rd or 4th time and still find it one
of Hillerman's most intriguing works. Read more
Don't know how I missed this one, but great Hillerman. Hope his daughter keeps up his efforts to inform and entertain.Published 28 days ago by ReiredTexFed
Tony Hillerman was honored by the Navajo Nation for his portrayal of the Navajo culture and people. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TLee
Great story and characters. Hillerman's style gets more polished throughout the series. You can see the improvements from book to book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Goody1
great descriptions of the Four Corners area and Navaho culture wrapped around a mystery novelPublished 2 months ago by john smith