Monday, October 27, 2008

Tony Hillerman: 1925 - 2008

Tony Hillerman, acclaimed mystery novelist and creator of Navajo lead characters Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee as police detectives working in both the Anglo and Native American worlds to solve crimes, died of pulmonary failure in Albuquerque, NM yesterday at the age of 83.

Tributes, memorial articles and personal remembrances are springing up all over the Internet; one of the best is here.

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