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Hillerman, Tony

Works: 388 works in 2,648 publications in 19 languages and 127,628 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Drama  Juvenile works  Biography  Detective and mystery television programs  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Commentator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3558.I45, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tony Hillerman
A thief of time : a novel by Tony Hillerman( Book )

130 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 4,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noted anthropologist vanishes at a moonlit Indian ruin where "thieves of time" ravage sacred ground for profit. When two corpses appear amid stolen goods and bones at an ancient burial site, Navajo Tribal Policemen Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth the astonishing truth behind a mystifying series of horrific murders
The first eagle by Tony Hillerman( Book )

66 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Joe Leaphorn of Arizona investigates the murder of an Indian policeman for which an eagle poacher has been arrested. Leaphorn thinks someone else did it. By the author of The Fallen Man
Sacred clowns by Tony Hillerman( Book )

73 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First there was the trouble at Saint Bonaventure boarding school. A teacher is dead, a boy is missing, and a councilwoman 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 Puebla ceremonial, Chee spots the boy. Then, suddenly, the crowd is in commotion. One of the clowns has been savagely murdered. Without a single due, On and Leophorn must follow a serpentine trail through the Indian dons and nations, seekig the thread that links two brutal murders, a missing teenager, a bond 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
Coyote waits by Tony Hillerman( Book )

100 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 4,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The car fire didn't kill Navajo Tribal Policeman Delbert Nez, a bullet did. Officer Jim Chee's good friend Del lies dead, and a whiskey-soaked Navajo shaman is found with the murder weapon. The old man is Ashie Pinto. He's quickly arrested for homicide and defended by a woman Chee could either love or loathe. But when Pinto won't utter a word of confession or denial, Lt. Joe Leaphorn begins an investigation. Soon, Leaphorn and Chee unravel a complex plot of death involving an historical find, a lost fortune ... and the mythical Coyote, who is always waiting, and always hungry
Talking God by Tony Hillerman( Book )

97 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 4,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington politics and protest lead Chee and Leaphorn to cases of grave robbing and to a body that was found stripped of all identification. The two Navaho police officers, Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, featured together in the author's earlier A Thief of Time (1988) and Skinwalkers (1988) once more solve a puzzling, complex murder mystery set in New Mexico
The fallen man by Tony Hillerman( Book )

55 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Leaphorn of the Navajo tribal police comes out of retirement for a solution to a case which eluded him 11 years earlier. The case was the disappearance of a local rancher, shortly after he inherited money, while on a hiking trip with his wife. Now his skeleton has been found
Hunting badger by Tony Hillerman( Book )

69 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 4,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three men stage a predawn raid on the Ute tribe's gambling casino. They kill one policeman, wound another and disappear into the maze of canyons on the Utah-Arizona border. Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn are called in to help with the investigation
Skeleton man by Tony Hillerman( Book )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 4,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed as "a wonderful storyteller" by the New York Times, and a "national and literary cultural sensation" by the Los Angeles Times, bestselling author Tony Hillerman is back with another blockbuster novel featuring the legendary 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. A simple-minded kid nailed for the crime is the cousin of an old colleague of Sergeant Jim Chee. He needs help and Chee, and his fiance Bernie Manuelito, decide to provide it. Proving the kid's innocence requires finding the remains of one of 172 people whose bodies were scattered among the cliffs of the Grand Canyon in an epic airline disaster 50 years in the past. That passenger 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 can't be that simple. The daughter of the long-dead diamond dealer is also seeking his body. So is a most unpleasant fellow willing to kill to make sure she doesn't succeed. These two tense tales collide deep in the canyon at the place where an old man died trying to build a cult reviving reverence for the Hopi guardian of the Underworld. It's a race to the finish in a thunderous monsoon storm to see who will survive, who will be brought to justice, and who will finally unearth the Skeleton Man
The sinister pig by Tony Hillerman( Book )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 4,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The victim, well dressed but stripped of identification, is found at the edge of the vast Jicarilla Apache natural gas field just inside the jurisdiction of the Navajo Tribal Police, facing Sergeant Jim Chee with a complex puzzle. Why did the Washington office of the FBI snatch custody of this case from its local agents, cover it with secrecy, and call it a hunting accident? What was the victim seeking among the maze of pipelines and pumping stations in America's largest gas field? Was he investigating the embezzlement of billions of dollars from the Indian Tribal royalty trust in the Department of the Interior? On a level nearer to Chee's heart, did the photographs Bernie Manuelito took on an exotic game ranch near the Mexican border reveal something connected with this crime? Did Bernie, once a member of Chee's squad but now a rookie Border Patrol Officer, put herself in terrible danger? The author leads his readers through another of his intricate plots to the solution of this crime, with a cast of vivid characters: a Washington political mogul and his more-or-less renegade pilot a customs official who bends the rules a Mexican smuggler with a conscience and, finally, "Legendary Lieutenant" Joe Leaphorn, now retired, who connects the lines on a dusty old map to find the answers -- and the Sinister Pig -- among the great scimitar-horned oryx grazing on the historic Tuttle Ranch
The shape shifter by Tony Hillerman( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and French and held by 4,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is called upon once again to solve a crime. This time it's Joe's last case, a case that remains unsolved and contines to haunt him."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Finding moon by Tony Hillerman( Book )

52 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975, small-town journalist Moon Mathias ventures into the turmoil of Southeast Asia in search of the young daughter of his recently deceased brother, a quest that takes him from Manila to the jungles of Cambodia as he uncovers a dangerous trail of smuggling, intrigue, and possible murder
The wailing wind by Tony Hillerman( Book )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing had seemed complicated about the old "Golden Calf" case. A con game had gone sour. Wealthy old Wiley Denton had shot the swindler, called the police, confessed, and done his short prison time. No mystery there, except why did the rich man's bride vanish? And now, papers found by Sergeant Jim Chee and Officer Bernie Manuelito in a new homicide case connect the victim to Denton and to the mythical Golden Calf Mine
Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman( Book )

90 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee investigate three murders that show signs of Navajo witchcraft
Dance hall of the dead by Tony Hillerman( Book )

105 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one was seriously alarmed by the disappearance of two teenage boys, until Lt. Joe Leaphorn found the splattered trail of blood which lead to a ritually slaughtered victim
People of darkness by Tony Hillerman( Book )

89 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Officer Jim Chee is drawn into his Navajo heritage as he investigates the bizarre theft of a box of trinkets--a theft that endangers his life as well as the life of a young schoolteacher
The ghostway by Tony Hillerman( Book )

71 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Joseph Joe sees it all. Two strangers spill blood at the Shiprock Wash-O-Mat. One dies. The other drives off in to the dry lands of the Big Reservation, but not befoe he shows the old Navajo a photo of the man he seeks. This is enough to send Tribal Police man Jim Chee after a killer ... and on an odyssey of murder and revenge that moves from an Indian hogan and its trapped ghost, to the dark underbelly of L.A., to a healing ceremony whose cure could be death
Listening woman by Tony Hillerman( Book )

71 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian policeman Joe Leaphorn enters on the strangest case of his career when an old Indian soothsayer and a young Indian girl are found murdered, and ends up investigating the strange kidnapping of a group of Boy Scouts and evading a plot on his own life
The dark wind by Tony Hillerman( Book )

89 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navajo tribal policeman Jim Chee, barred from following up on a multi-million dollar drug case, investigates a murder and a vandalism incident and finds that perhaps all three cases are part of the same pattern
Fly on the wall : how one girl saw everything by Tony Hillerman( Book )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigative reporter John Cotton becomes the new target when his investigation of a colleague's murder uncovers a multi-million dollar scam involving a state politician's campaign finances
Seldom disappointed : a memoir by Tony Hillerman( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tony Hillerman looks back at seventy-six years spent getting from hardtimes farm boy to bestselling author, he sees lots of evidence that Providence was poking him along. For example, when an absentminded Army clerk left him off the hospital ship taking the wounded home from France, the mishap put him on a collision course with a curing ceremony held for two Navajo Marines, thereby providing the grist for a writing career that now sees his books published in sixteen languages around the world and often on bestseller lists. Or, for example, when his agent told him his first novel was so bad that it would hurt both of their reputations, he nonetheless sent it to an editor, and that editor happened to like the Navajo stuff. In this wry and whimsical memoir, Hillerman offers frequent backward glances at where he found ideas for plots of his books and the characters that inhabit them. He takes us with him to death row, where he interviews a man about to die in the gas chamber and details how this murderer became Colton Wolf in one of his novels. He relates how flushing a solitary heron from a sandbar caused him to convert Joe Leaphorn from husband to widower, and how his self-confessed bias against the social elite solved the key plot problem in A Thief of Time. No child abuse stories here: The worst Hillerman can recall is being sent off to first grade (in a boarding school for Indian girls) clad in cute blue coveralls instead of the manly overalls his farm-boy peers all wore. Instead we get a good-natured trip through hard times in college; an infantry career in which he "rose twice to Private First Class" and also won a Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart; and, afterward, work as a truck driver, chain dragger, journalist, professor, and "doer of undignified deeds" for two university presidents. All this is colored by a love affair (now in its fifty-fourth year) with Marie, which involved raising six children, most of them adopted. Using the gifts of a talented novelist and reporter, seventy-six-year-old Tony Hillerman draws a brilliant portrait not just of his life but of the world around him
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Hillerman, Anthony G.

Hillerman, Anthony G., 1925-

Hillerman Anthony G. 1925-2008

Hillerman, Anthony G. (Anthony Grove)

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Hillerman, Tony 1925-2008

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