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Tony Hillerman


USA flag (1925 - 2008)
Father of Anne Hillerman

Tony Hillerman was born in Oklahoma in 1925. He joined the US Army in 1943 and won the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart after being wounded. After the war he attended the University of Oklahoma and worked as a journalist, eventually becoming editor of the New Mexican. In 1963 he went to graduate school at the University of New Mexico and joined the journalism faculty there in 1966. His first Navajo mystery, The Blessing Way, was published in 1970.
 

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
 
Series
Joe Leaphorn And Jim Chee
   1. The Blessing Way (1970)
   2. Dance Hall of the Dead (1973)
   3. Listening Woman (1978)
   4. People of Darkness (1980)
   5. The Dark Wind (1982)
   6. The Ghostway (1985)
   7. Skinwalkers (1986)
   8. A Thief of Time (1988)
   9. Talking God (1989)
   10. Coyote Waits (1990)
   11. Sacred Clowns (1993)
   12. The Fallen Man (1996)
   13. The First Eagle (1998)
   14. Hunting Badger (1999)
   15. The Wailing Wind (2002)
   16. The Sinister Pig (2003)
   17. Skeleton Man (2004)
   18. The Shape Shifter (2006)
continued in the series by Anne Hillerman
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Novels
   The Fly on the Wall (1970)
   The Perfect Murder (1991) (with others)
   Finding Moon (1995)
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Anthologies edited
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Picture Books show
 
Chapter Books show
 
Non fiction show
 
Tony Hillerman recommends
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DreadfulWater (2017)
(DreadfulWater Mystery, book 1)
Thomas King
"Wry wit, clever writing, amusing characters...[Readers]are going to love sharing this adventure with Thumps DreadfulWater."
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Stung (2015)
Pari Noskin (Pari Noskin Taichert)
"A skilled and witty writer."
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Killstraight (2008)
(Killstraight)
Johnny D Boggs
"Johnny Boggs has produced another instant page-turner... don't put down the book until you finish it."

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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (1974) : Dance Hall of the Dead
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (1988) : Skinwalkers
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1989) : A Thief of Time
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (1989) : A Thief of Time


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