From The Arizona Republic:
When Tony Hillerman finished his first detective novel set on the Navajo Reservation, a literary agent told him it looked like a best-seller. All he had to do was "lose the Indian stuff."
And that's how wrong conventional wisdom can be.
"The Blessing Way," Hillerman's 1970 debut, launched a mystery franchise that made him a Southwestern icon and an unofficial cultural ambassador.
When he died last October at 83, thousands of fans across the country mourned the loss of the New Mexico author - and of fictional tribal-police officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, who had entertained and educated them for decades.
Read the full article here:
Hillerman's insightful Navajo thrillers spawned literary genre
Anne Hillerman, daughter of author Tony, will be coming to The Poisoned Pen
to sign her book titled Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn on Sunday, the 1st of November at 2pm.
If you would like to pre-order a copy of Anne Hillerman's novel click here.