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Tony Hillerman

Discussion in 'Author Discussion' started by SFG75, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. SFG75

    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard a lot about him, he is a murder/mystery writer who focuses on the Native American reservations. Coyote Waits is about a tribal policeman who tries to solve a murder, I'm about to start it tonight.:) Anyone else know of him or enjoy his books?
     
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    I became a Hillerman fan about 17 years ago, when I read A Thief of Time. During the time I was reading it, our church had a team of teens and adults conducting VBS on the Navajo reservation, at Tees Nos Pos Arizona..so it was neat to be reading about the very place where they were. The series is a good introduction to Navaho culture.
     
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    When I first retired I attended an Elderhostel session in Taos, New Mexico. When talk turned to books, several people mentioned Hillerman, so I tried him and was hooked. I think I have read all his books, even the ones not set in Navajo country. The books feature two tribal detectives, Leaphorn and Chee. Leaphorn is the modern man (or tries to be) -- educated, skeptical. Chee is softer, something of a mystic. Many of the crimes they solve require understanding of Navajo ways. (That's when the FBI messes up.)

    The Thief of Time is probably the best of them, but they all give a picture of Indian country, its landscape and people.
     
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    Robert Active Member

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    I've enjoyed a few of his books. Ok, I've enjoyed nine. I haven't read Coyote Waits, SFG75. I would be interested in hearing what you think of it?
     

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