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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
 
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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
2002 Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement
1991 Nero Award : Coyote Waits
1989 Macavity Award for Best Novel : A Thief of Time
1988 Anthony Award for Best Novel : Skinwalkers
1974 Edgar Award for Best Novel : Dance Hall of the Dead

Award nominations
1994 Anthony Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Sacred Clowns
1989 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : A Thief of Time
1989 Anthony Award for Best Novel (nominee) : A Thief of Time
1987 Macavity Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Skinwalkers
1979 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Listening Woman
1972 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Fly on the Wall
1971 Edgar Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : The Blessing Way


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