"A beauty of a thriller . . . exotic and compelling reading." -- -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
"A book to read with pleasure." -- -- Colorado Springs Sun
"Background, characters, story--all first rate." -- -- Amarillo Texas News
"Hillerman is first-rate . . . fresh, original, and higly suspenseful." -- -- The Los Angeles Times
"Hillerman's best book in an already strong series." -- -- The New Republic
"Tony Hillerman continues to teach and delight." -- -- Ashville, N.C. Citizen-Times
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About the Author
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.
Tony Hillerman is past president of the Mystery Writers of America and has received their Edgar and Grand Master awards. His other honors include the Center for the American Indian's Ambassador Award, the Silver Spur Award for best novel set in the West, and the Navajo Tribe's Special Friend Award. He lives with his wife, Marie, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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