Tony Hillerman - Author

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Tony Hillerman is one of the crime writing world`s biggest international bestsellers. A former president of the Mystery Writers of America he has received numerous awards including the Edgar and Grand Master Awards. With his evocative Navajo series he has been honoured with the Centre for the American Indians’ Ambassador Award, the Silver Spur Award for the best novel set in the West, and the Navajo Tribe’s Special Friend Award. He lives with his wife in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Fallen Man

Fallen Man

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2013

Hundreds of thousands of devoteeswill cheer the return of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee in Tony Hillermans mostintricate and atmospheric novel yet. The Navajo policemen, whose exploitsare now published in sixteen languages, are brought together by the deathof a man on Ship Rock, almost 1700 feet above the desert floor.The fallen man had sprawled on the ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountainfor eleven years-visited only by the ravens who had picked his bones bareand scattered his rock-climbing gear.Through the memory of those who had known him, emerges an understandingof the fallen man, who had been given everything and found it was notenough.The Fallen Man is replete with Hillerman trademarks-ingeniously intricateplotting, splendid evocations of the Southwests harsh beauty, insightsinto a venerable culture, and subtly poignant characterizations.Tony Hillermans many bestselling novels include Finding Moon, Sacred Clowns,and Coyote Waits. He lives with his wife, Marie, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Gil Silverbird is an American Navajo Indian who sings in several languagesand performs extensively in the theatre and on television. He can be heardon Tony Hillermans The Ghostway and Sacred Clowns.

Finding Moon

Finding Moon

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2013

Tony Hillermans bestselling Navajo mysteries have thrilled millions of readers with their taut, intricate plotting, sensitive, subtle characterizations and lyrical evocations of landscapes and cultures. Now he departs his trademark terrain and applies his talents to a story he has wanted to tell for decades about an ordinary man thrust into total chaos.Until the telephone call came for him on April 12, 1975, the world of Moon Mathias had settled into a predictable routine. He knew who he was. He was the disappointing son of Victoria Mathias, the brother of the brilliant, recently dead Ricky Mathias and a man who could be counted on to solve small problems. But the telephone caller was an airport security officer, and the news he delivered handed Moon a problem as large as Southeast Asia.His mother, who should be in her Florida apartment, is fighting for her life in a Los Angeles hospital -- stricken while en route to the Philippines to bring home a grandchild they hadnt known existed. The papers in her purse send Moon into a world totally strange to him. They lure him down the back streets of Manila, to a rural cockfight, into the odd Filipino prison on Palawan Island and finally across the South China Sea to where Pol Pots Khmer Rouge is turning Cambodia into killing fields and Communist rockets are beginning to fall on the outskirts of Saigon.Finding Moon is many things: a latter-day adventure epic, a deftly orchestrated romance, an arresting portrait of an exotic realm engulfed in turmoil, and a neatly turned tale of suspense. Most of all, it is a singular story of how a plain, uncertain man finds his best self.

Talking God

Talking God

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2013

Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian conservator Henry Highhawk for ransacking the sacred bones of his ancestors.But with each peeled-back layer, it becomes shockingly clear that these two cases are mysteriously connected -- and that others are pusuing Highhawk, with lethal intentions. And the search for answers to a deadly puzzle is pulling Leaphorn and Chee into the perilous arena of superstition, ancient ceremony, and living gods.

Fly on the Wall

Fly on the Wall

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2013

Ace reporter John Cotton is a fly on the wall, seeing all, hearing all, and keeping out of sight. But the game changes when he finds his best friends corpse sprawled on the marble floor of the central rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Suddenly Cotton knows too much about a scandal centered around a senatorial candidate, a million-dollar scam, and a murder. And he hears the pursuing footsteps of powerful people who have something to hide . . . and a willingness to kill to keep their secrets hidden.

Sacred Clowns

Sacred Clowns

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2013

First there was the trouble at Saint Boneventure boarding school. A teacher is dead, a boy is missing, and a council woman has put a lot of pressure on Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee to find her grandson. Sitting on a rooftop watching sacred clowns perform their antics in a Pueblo ceremony, Chee spots the boy. Then, suddenly, the crowd is in commotion. One of the clowns has been savagely murdered. Without a single clue, Chee and Leaphorn must follow a serpentine trail through the Indian clans and nations, seeking the thread that links two brutal murders, a missing teenager, a band of lobbyists trying to put a toxic dump site on Pueblo land, and an invaluable memento given to the tribes by Abraham Lincoln in a fast-paced, flawless mystery that is Hillerman at his lyrical, evocative, spellbinding best.Performed by Gil Silverbird

The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other True Stories

The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other True Stories

Author: Tony Hillerman, Anne Hillerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2012

This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must read for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm. The engaging pieces in The Great Taos Bank Robbery unveil the life and magic one experiences in the Land of Enchantment.This edition includes a new introduction and foreword by Anne Hillerman and new photographs with each story.

A New Omnibus of Crime

A New Omnibus of Crime

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2009

This fantastic new collection picks up where Dorothy L. Sayers left off, bringing together monumental, important,and entertaining works of short crime fiction published over eight decades from the era of the Great Depression to the first uears of the twenty-first century. In lively introductory essays, celebrated crime writer Tony Hillerman and critic Rosemary Herbert place each story in the context of the author's work and the genre's literary history. Their extraordinary collection is international in scope and emphasizes the most exciting styles and voices, rather than taking a typical decade-by-decade approach. As a result A New Omnibus of Crime is packed with page-turning, engaging, and spine-tingling selections. Stories include Patricia Highsmith's Woodrow Wilson's Necktie, Sue Grafton's A Poison That Leaves No Trace, and many more, including never-before-published works from Jefferey Deaver, Catherine Aird, and Alexander McCall Smith.

The Shape Shifter

The Shape Shifter

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/12/2007

Retirement has never sat well with former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. Now the ghosts of a still-unsolved case are returning to haunt him, reawakened by a photograph in a magazine spread of a one-of-a-kind Navajo rug, a priceless work of woven art that was supposedly destroyed in a suspicious fire many years earlier. The rug, commemorating one of the darkest and most terrible chapters in American history, was always said to be cursed, and now the friend who brought it to Leaphorn's attention has mysteriously gone missing. With newly wedded officers Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito just back from their honeymoon, the legendary ex-lawman is on his own to pick up the threads of a crime he'd once thought impossible to untangle. And they're leading him back into a world of lethal greed, shifting truths, and changing faces, where a cold-blooded killer still resides.

Skeleton Man

Skeleton Man

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/06/2006

The legendary American storyteller is back with another blockbuster novel featuring Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Sergeant Jim Chee. Former Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn comes out of retirement to help investigate what seems to be a trading post robbery. The simpleminded boy nailed for the crime is the cousin of an old colleague of Sergeant Jim Chee. He needs help, and Chee and his fiancee, Bernie Manuelito, decide to provide it. The key to proving the boy's innocence lies in a horrific airline disaster that occurred fifty years ago. Around the cliffs of the Grand Canyon, Chee must find the remains of one of the passengers who had handcuffed to his wrist an attache case filled with a fortune in diamonds - one of which seems to have turned up in the robbery. But with Hillerman it's never that simple. There are more people searching for the body of the long dead diamond dealer, and some of them are willing to kill to lay their hands upon the precious cache. Culminating deep in the canyon during a thunderous monsoon, it's a race to the finish to see who will survive, who will be brought to justice and who will finally unearth the Skeleton Man.

A New Omnibus of Crime

A New Omnibus of Crime

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2005

This new collection will pick up where Dorothy L. Sayers' The Omnibus of Crime (1929) left off - in the heart of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction - bringing together monumental, entertaining works of mystery short fiction from the early 1930s to the present, from the inter-war years of the twentieth century to first years of the twenty-first century. Herbert will introduce each story, placing the selection in the context of the author and the genre's literary history. Emphasis will be placed upon representing the most exciting styles and voices in the genre rather than a slavish servitude to a decade-by-decade approach. Stories on the short list include Norman Mailer The Killer , P.D. James Great Aunt Allie's Fly Papers or The Victim , Sue Grafton The Parker Shotgun , Frankie Y. Bailey Since You Went Away , John Cheever Montraldo , Paul Theroux The Johore Murders , Tony Hillerman First Lead Gasser , David Winser The Boat Race Murder , James M. Cain Cigarette Girl , Dorothy L. Sayers The Necklace of Pearls , Linda Barnes Lucky Penny , Cornell Woolrich Death at the Burlesque , Raymond Chandler Red Wind , Dennis Lehane Running Out of Dog , and James Crumley Hot Springs .

The Boy Who Made Dragonfly A Zuni Myth

The Boy Who Made Dragonfly A Zuni Myth

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/1986

The Spell of New Mexico

The Spell of New Mexico

Author: Tony Hillerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/1984

A rich gathering of essays that evoke the unique and mysterious appeal that New Mexico has had for some of the twentieth century's best known writers. Included here are selections by Mary Austin, Oliver La Farge, Conrad Richter, D. H. Lawrence, C. G. Jung, Winfield Townley Scott, John DeWitt McKee, Ernie Pyle, Harvey Fergusson, and Lawrence Clark Powell. Hillerman's Preface and Introduction are choice specimens of his incisive humour and his own deep love of the state.

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