Tony Hillerman Books in Order
Name: Anthony Grove Hillerman
Born: 27 May 1925
Place of birth: Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, USA
First book: The Blessing Way
Previous employment: journalist
Fun fact #1: Tony actually attended a school predominantly for Native American girls – Saint Mary’s Academy.
Fun fact #2: While serving in World War II, Tony was awarded a Bronze Star, a Silver Star, and a Purple Heart.
Awards (not an exhaustive list):
- Grand Prix de Littérature Policièr
- Owen Wister Award
- Anthony Award
Tony Hillerman Book List & Suggested Book Order
Tony Hillerman Interview
Leaphorn and Chee series author Tony Hillerman talks about how the landscape and its mythology are such important elements of his stories. He mentions the Navajo mysteries and traditions which inspire him, plus how he actually starts a book.
Why Read the Tony Hillerman Leaphorn and Chee Books in Order?
Born nearly 100 years ago in Oklahoma, USA, Tony spent so much of his formative years steeped in native American culture that it was hardly surprising how much of that later seeped back out in his fiction. Tony's biggest success came with his Leaphorn and Chee Navajo mystery series, which features Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and his younger colleague, Jim Chee. Since Tony's death, his daughter Anne Hillerman has taken up the reins to continue the series, to the delight of fans everywhere.
This Tony Hillerman book list not only gives all the Tony Hillerman books in chronological order, but will let you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as Tony intended.
So if you love Native American mystery novels, check out the Tony Hillerman book order, or the list of the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Navajo mystery novels in order. To get the most out of your reading, get the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:.
- Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee series in order
- a complete list of short stories & standalone novels
- a complete list of nonfiction