Tony Hillerman

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Birthday
27, 1925
Birthplace
Sacred Heart, OK
Death Date
Oct 26, 2008 (83)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1925
Birthplace
Sacred Heart, OK
Death Date
Oct 26, 2008 (83)

About

An American writer of detective novels with southwestern settings, he most famously penned the Leaphorn and Chee books, which follow the adventures of the Navajo Tribal Police. His most famous titles include The Blessing Way, People of Darkness, and Hunting Badger.

Before Fame

Before becoming a novelist, he taught journalism for over twenty years at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Trivia

He earned the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Silver Star for his service in the 103rd Infantry Division during World War II.

Family Life

He was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma. He later married Marie Hillerman.

Associated With

He and Marcia Muller both received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award.