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Talking Mysteries: A Conversation with Tony Hillerman (Paperback)


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In Talking Mysteries, Tony Hillerman discusses his craft, including his approach to plot, characterization, and setting, and the wrinkles and twists that make his brand of fiction unique. These and other insights into how he writes emerge in an extended interview with his long-time friend and fellow author Ernie Bulow. An autobiographical piece by Hillerman details his early years in Oklahoma, first encounters with Navajo culture, and his eventual life as journalist and author.

Navajo artist Ernest Franklin created twelve sketches of Hillerman characters for this book. Hillerman credits Franklin with showing me what Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn look like. As an additional treat, a Jim Chee mini-mystery, The Witch, Yazzie, and the Nine of Clubs, originally published in 1981 and long unavailable, is included.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780826335111
ISBN-10: 082633511X
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: March 31st, 2004
Pages: 137
Language: English