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Tony Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma on May 27, 1925. 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. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1948. From 1948 to 1962, he covered crime and politics for newspapers in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, eventually working his way up to the position of editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican. He taught at the University of Mexico and went on to chair the journalism department for more than 20 years. He retired in 1985. His first novel, The Blessing Way, was published in 1971. During his lifetime, he wrote 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 received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel for Dance Hall of the Dead in 1974, the Western Writers of America's Golden Spur Award for Skinwalkers in 1987, the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award in 1991, the Navajo tribe's Special Friend Award, France 's Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, the 2002 Malice Domestic Lifetime Achievement Award, the Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Book for Seldom Disappointed, and the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He died from pulmonary failure on October 26, 2008 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography)
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A Thief of Time 2,284 copies, 40 reviews
Coyote Waits 1,968 copies, 17 reviews
The Blessing Way 1,946 copies, 58 reviews
Sacred Clowns 1,890 copies, 22 reviews
Talking God 1,854 copies, 21 reviews
Skinwalkers 1,843 copies, 34 reviews
Dance Hall of the Dead 1,786 copies, 48 reviews
The Fallen Man 1,751 copies, 29 reviews
The Shape Shifter 1,713 copies, 46 reviews
Skeleton Man 1,704 copies, 28 reviews
Hunting Badger 1,690 copies, 23 reviews
The First Eagle 1,687 copies, 22 reviews
The Sinister Pig 1,670 copies, 35 reviews
The Wailing Wind 1,667 copies, 16 reviews
Listening Woman 1,591 copies, 29 reviews
The Dark Wind 1,493 copies, 29 reviews
People of Darkness 1,459 copies, 25 reviews
The Ghostway 1,322 copies, 21 reviews
Finding Moon 1,076 copies, 11 reviews
The Fly on the Wall 916 copies, 16 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (Editor; Introduction) 414 copies, 6 reviews
Seldom Disappointed 289 copies, 3 reviews
The Mysterious West (Editor) 213 copies, 4 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (Editor; Contributor) 164 copies
Talking Mysteries 118 copies, 2 reviews
A New Omnibus of Crime (Editor; Contributor) 91 copies, 2 reviews
A Thief of Time [2004 film] (Writer) 17 copies
Chee's Witch 11 copies, 1 review
The Blessing Way [Abridged Audiobook] (Author & Narrator) 3 copies
American West 3 copies
Cry Wolf 1 copy
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (Contributor) 139 copies, 1 review
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
Master's Choice, Volume 1 (Contributor) 54 copies
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (Contributor) 29 copies
Piñon Country (Foreword, some editions) 28 copies
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Twelve American Crime Stories (Contributor) 13 copies
Livros condensados (Author) 3 copies

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