27 October 2008


I did not discover the mystery books of Tony Hillerman until I had lived in Los Angeles for several years.

Tony's books covered the adventures of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, native american investigators who solved murders and crimes in the southwest/four corners area of Arizona and New Mexico.

Several of his books have been turned into movies including The Dark Wind, Thief In Time and Coyote Waits.

Sadly he passed away Sunday in Albuquerque at age 83.

I've mentioned before that his books were fun and easy reads and where they worked best were in the descriptions of the customs of native people. Very colorful very informative.

It is his books that feed my hunger for discovering the state of New Mexico. He'll be missed.

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