The Tony Hillerman Portal, An interactive guide to the author's life and work.
Hillerman's writing is noted for the cultural details he provides about his subjects: Hopi, Zuni, European-American, federal agents, and especially Navajo Tribal Police. Tony Hillerman: Leaphorn, Chee, and More: The Fallen Man, The First Eagle, Hunting Badger (2005); ISBN 0-06-082078-0. The Tony Hillerman Portal, An interactive guide to the author's life and work.
TONY HILLERMAN THE FIRST EAGLE Contents HarperCollins e-book exclusive extras: Leaphorn, Chee, and the Navajo Way The Novels, As Annotated by . HarperCollins e-book exclusive extras: Leaphorn, Chee, and the Navajo Way. The Novels, As Annotated by . Skinwalkers Becomes a MYSTERY! Profile of the Navajo Nation.
Tony Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma on May 27, 1925. His best-selling novels include The First Eagle, The Fallen Man, and Finding Moon. He died from pulmonary failure on October 26, 2008 at the age of 83. He attended Oklahoma A & M College and the University of Oklahoma. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army and was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart after being severely injured during a raid behind German lines.
Tony Hillerman is a wonderful storyteller. Surrendering to Hillerman’s strong narrative voice and supple storytelling techniques, we come to see that ancient cultures and modern sciences are simply different mythologies for the same reality. I love Tony Hillerman's books! Looked forward to every single one the first time I read them, and will probably look forward to them all over again the second and third times I read them.
In The First Eagle, Tony Hillerman once again crafted a fresh and involving entry in his fine series about the Navajo Tribal Police. In this one, the retired Leaphorn is still at loose ends after a tragic death close to home. Chee, meanwhile, has become acting Lieutenant, but is having misgivings over the possibility that it will become permanent. There is a tad less of the Navajo mysticism in this entry, but the vast territory covered by the Navajo Tribal Police is given its due as always
Here Tony Hillerman began his career as a superb novelist. He first became famous for his unique, supernatural Navajo series, which featured 18 books.
Here Tony Hillerman began his career as a superb novelist. Throughout his career, Hillerman wrote more than 30 books. He was also noted for writing several memoirs about his life in the Southwest and the history of the Southwest. As a result, Tony Hillerman was ranked as the 22nd wealthiest man in New Mexico in 1996. Hillerman is one of the most decorated writers in New Mexico history. He has received a number of literary honors for his critically acclaimed Navajo series.
When Acting Lt. Jim Chee catches a Hopi poacher huddled over a butchered Navajo Tribal police officer, he has an open-and-shut case-until his former boss, Joe Leaphorn, blows it wide open. Now retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, Leaphorn has been hired to find a hot-headed female biologist hunting for the key to a virulent plague lurking in the Southwest. The scientist disappeared from the same area the same day the Navajo cop was murdered. Is she a suspect or another victim? And what about a report that a skinwalker-a Navajo witch-was.