Search Results: "Tony Hillerman"


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TONY by Ed Galing
Kirkus Star
by Ed Galing, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Readers will hear the 'clip-clop, clip-clop, clip-clop' in every image of this astonishing book. (Picture book. 2-12)"
Poet Galing (1917-2013) leads Tony, a dairy delivery horse, through the veil of memory, encantatory phrasing—circling and repetitious—calling him plodding from pre-dawn into the present, his sturdy flank barely expanding with the effort. Read full book review >

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SELDOM DISAPPOINTED by Tony Hillerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"No abusive childhood, no paying of old scores, no juicy gossip, and very little revelation of anyone but the deeply decent author, who's constantly interrupting his chatty stream of anecdotes to say one more nice thing about somebody else."
A warmly old-fashioned reminiscence from the dean of the American regional mystery. Read full book review >

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FINDING MOON by Tony Hillerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 1995

"A familiar tale, movingly told by a surprising voice."
In the darkest hour of the American withdrawal from Vietnam, a slow-horse newspaperman fights to rescue the niece whose existence he's just discovered—in this swift-moving tale from Navajo chronicler Hillerman (Sacred Clowns, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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TALKING GOD by Tony Hillerman
Released: June 1, 1989

"Still, if less richly nuanced with Navajo themes and scenes than previous tales, this minor Hillerman remains far-above-average crime fiction: vividly peopled, forcefully told."
Another joint venture for Lieut. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTWAY by Tony Hillerman
Released: Feb. 13, 1984

"Despite pockets of excess sentimentality: one of Hillerman's best Navajo mysteries—keeping suspense, Indian lore, and character in stately yet compelling balance."
The tension between the Navajo way-of-life and the tempting white-world outside—always an element in Hillerman's somber outings for Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police—is central and emphatic in this haunting, absorbing investigation. Read full book review >

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THE FLY ON THE WALL by Tony Hillerman
Released: Sept. 15, 1971

"It will do, even if he did better in The Blessing Way."
After a drunken newsman dry dives to his death taking with him the story he had been about to break, another reporter in the press room, John Cotton, becomes the fly on the wall seemingly easy to swat in an ugly story of political corruption and collusion involving a new highway. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES OF THE CENTURY by Tony Hillerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2000

"Where's Nero Wolfe when you need him?"
In his introduction, Hillerman confides that he'd have included many more stories from the pulps and the slick magazines if Penzler hadn't wisely deterred him. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST EAGLE by Tony Hillerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Chee brings it all, including his relationship with Janet, to a climax with a theatrical coup that would put a lesser writer on the map all by itself—and that reminds you, in case you've forgotten, that Hillerman's mysteries are in a class of their own."
The day that Acting Lt. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS WEST by Tony Hillerman
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Despite the novelty of its regional concept and the absence of reprints — a Texas-size disappointment, without even a story by Hillerman, a nonpareil novelist who'd better not quit his day job."
Don't get your hopes up: Despite Hillerman's best-selling name on the dust jacket, this isn't a new Leaphorn or Chee mystery (Sacred Clowns, 1993, etc.) but an anthology of 20 new stories by lesser, though still brand-name, authors (Lie Matera, John Lutz, Harold Adams, William J. Reynolds et al.). Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE SHIFTER by Tony Hillerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 23, 2006

"Not much mystery this time, and Sgt. Jim Chee and his bride Bernadette Manuelito ('now it's Chee') are mostly kept offstage. But Hillerman's warmth is undiminished as he follows a dogged old cop who burns up gasoline by driving all over Arizona because he can't bear to sit at home."
Lt. Joe Leaphorn, who can't seem to stay retired, investigates a case that takes him back to his earliest days with the Navajo Tribal Police. Read full book review >

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SKELETON MAN by Tony Hillerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"No mystery this time, but considerable suspense in the race to bottom of one of the most spectacular and treacherous landscapes Hillerman's ever explored."
A brain-damaged Hopi holds the key to a fortune in diamonds, and even bigger stakes, in this treasure hunt. Read full book review >

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SKINWALKERS by Tony Hillerman
Released: Jan. 1, 1986

"Haunting backgrounds, quietly disturbing incidents, tautly orchestrated tensions: another indelible Navajo-world imprint from the author of The Ghostway and People of Darkness."
When fictional sleuths from different series join forces, the effect is usually shallow and gimmicky—as in the many recent collaborations of Bill Pronzini, for instance. Read full book review >