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"Brilliant . . . As fascinating as it is original." -- -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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.See all Editorial Reviews
A classic Hillman, perhaps second only to "Thief of Time". Insightful inclusion of Navajo ritual, belief system and consequences. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Susan W.
One of the best books I've read! I'm excited to read all of this authors books! Best mystery books written!Published 11 days ago by Michael D. Rose
I have all of Tony Hillerman's books and bought these for a daughter-in-law who lives in the southwest. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Judith Admire
I have read books from this author before and have enjoyed them. This book is so slow moving and so boring that I could not finish it.Published 15 days ago by April Lynn Bortone
I enjoyed this mainly because of the Navaho customs and ways of life. The mystery was built into these customs, causing the Law officer to become somewhat confused. Good read.Published 19 days ago by Marie Gibson
This book is not quite as good as the ones that follow, but it does introduce you to Lt. Leaphorn, and that is more than enough to make this a great read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JM Harvey
All of Tony Hillerman's works are awesome. I always feel transportedPublished 1 month ago by J. Haklik