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He won both the silver and bronze stars for valour, and a Purple Heart after he was wounded severely by a mine.He graduated from Oklahoma University in 1948 and married Marie Unzner, with whom he had one child and adopted five more.Tony Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma to August Alfred Hillerman, a farmer and shopkeeper, and his wife, Lucy Grove.

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This is the Order of Tony Hillerman Books in both chronological order and publication order.

He grew up during the Depression on a small farm in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma.His second novel, The Fly on the Wall (1971), was set in the seamy world of state politics.It became a bestseller and won a Spur award from the Western Writers of America.

When Hillerman brought Leaphorn and Chee together, in Skin-walkers (1986), the contrasting attitudes and generations showed him at his most perceptive and compassionate.It was said that he wrote of the people and places of the south-west as they were, not as they appeared to outsiders.He was sent to the nearest school, which happened to be a mission school primarily for Potawatomi Indian girls.

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Starting in 2002, the US PBS network made three television movies, with Adam Beach and Wes Studi more convincing in the roles.In his spare time he wrote his first novel, The Blessing Way (1970), featuring Lt Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo tribal police.In 1991 Robert Redford produced a disappointing film of The Dark Wind (1982), starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Fred Ward as Chee and Leaphorn.People of Darkness (1980) introduced Sgt Jim Chee, younger than Leaphorn and studying to become a hataali, or shaman.

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Award-winning US mystery writer drawn to the world of the Navajo people.The follow-up, A Thief of Time (1988), his personal favourite and a number one bestseller, won a Nero Wolfe award, and his excellent memoir, Seldom Disappointed (2001), won an Agatha Christie award.

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He returned to Leaphorn with Dance Hall of the Dead (1973), which received the best novel Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America.Complete order of Tony Hillerman books in Publication Order and Chronological Order.It is a much-underrated book, not least by Hillerman himself.No one seemed to have a bad word for him - in English or Navajo.He then taught journalism at the university for more than 20 years.After a year at university, he enlisted in the US army and took part in the D-day landings.

The strength of his books lies in their sympathy with the culture they detail.Her one time comrade-cum-adversary, Irving Braxiatel, isn't the man she...Mike Ripley writes: Tony Hillerman was a distinctive figure in crime fiction, using the police procedural form to describe in sympathetic detail not just the stunning geography of Arizona and New Mexico, but also the religions, cultures and value systems of the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni peoples.As well as his own experience, Hillerman drew on the pre-war Australian novels of Arthur Upfield, featuring the half-Aboriginal detective Napoleon Bonaparte.