Monday, October 27, 2008

Interlude: Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman, author of the acclaimed Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels and creator of two of the unlikeliest of literary heroes - the Navajo police officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee - has died of pulmonary failure. He was 83.

Wonderful books and helped to bring the Navajo culture to mainstream America. In 1987, the Navajo Nation Council honored him with its Special Friend of the Dineh award

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