In this affectionate and unvarnished recollection of his past, Tony Hillerman looks at seventy-six years spent getting from hard-times farm boy to bestselling author. Using the gifts of a talented novelist and reporter, Hillerman draws brilliant portrait not just of his life, but of the world around him.
About the Author
Tony Hillerman (1925-2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children's books, and nonfiction works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to France 's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group's Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction's Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.
“A warmly old-fashioned reminiscence from the dean of the American regional mystery.”
“Hillerman reveals the real author...a great yarn.”
-Denver Post, Glenn Griffin
“[Tony Hillerman] commits his own world--and his optimist’s attitude--to the page.”
-NY Daily News
“A splendid and disarming remembrance of things past.”
-The New York Times Book Review
“Man of mysteries seldom disappoints.”
“Seldom Disappointed is no disappointment...an amazing reporter’s eye at work.”
-Fort Worth Star-Telegram, John Sandford