Tony Hillerman

Joe Leaphorn & Jim Chee

Spider Woman's Daugther
Spider Woman's Daugther
The Shape-Shifter
The Shape-Shifter

The Final Leaphorn/Chee novel By Tony Hillerman
The Skeleton Man
Skeleton Man
The Sinister Pig
The Sinister Pig
The Wailing Wind
The Wailing Wind
Hunting Badger
Hunting Badger

The First Eagle

The Fallen Man

Sacred Clowns

Coyote Waits

Talking God

A Thief of Time

1986 Best Seller Lists
1986 Won Western Writers of America Spur Award
starring Adam Beach
starring Adam Beach
starring Adam Beach

The Ghostway

The Dark Wind

People of the Darkness

Listening Woman

Dance Hall of the Dead
Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel of the West, 1973

The Blessing Way
Finalist for Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Best First Novel Award, 1970
starring Lou Diamond Phillips


The Joe Leaphorn Mysteries
  • The Blessing Way
  • Dance Hall of the Dead
  • Listening Woman

  • The Jim Chee Mysteries
  • People of Darkness
  • The Dark Wind
  • The Ghostway

  • Leaphorn & Chee
  • Skinwalkers
  • A Thief of Time
  • Talking God

  • Leaphorn & Chee
  • Skinwalkers
  • A Thief of Time
  • Coyote Waits

  • Leaphorn, Chee, and More
  • The Fallen Man
  • The First Eagle
  • Hunting Badger
  • Tony Hillerman's Frontier

    People of the Plains

    by Ken Englade

    The Tribes

    by Ken Englade

    The Soldiers

    by Ken Englade

    Battle Cry

    by Ken Englade

    Brothers in Blood

    by Ken Englade

    Cold Justice

    by Will Camp

    Comanche Trail

    by Will Camp

    Non-Chee/Leaphorn Books

    The Fly On the Wall
    (a political mystery)

    The Boy Who Made Dragonfly, A Zuni Myth
    (children's story)

    The Great Taos Bank Robbery & Other Indian Country Affairs

    New Mexico, Rio Grande and Other Essays

    With photography by David Muench and Robert Reynolds

    Rio Grande

    a pictoral essay with photos by Robert Reynolds

    Indian Country: America's Sacred Land

    Tony Hillerman's Indian Country Map & Guide

    Hillerman Country
    A Journey Through the SouthWest

    Finding Moon

    Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir

    Buster Mesquite's Cowboy Band

    Canyon de Chelly

    Kilroy Was There: A GI's War in Photographs

    Navajoland: A Native Son Shares His Legacy

    The Spell of New Mexico

    a pictoral essay with photos by Robert Reynolds

    The Best of the West: An Anthology of Classic Writing from the American West

    The Mysterious West

    The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories

    edited with Rosemary Herbert

    Best American Mystery Stories of the Century

    edited with Otto Penzler

    A New Omnibus of Crime
    , With Rosemary Herbert

    Introductions Written for

    A Boyhood in the Dustbowl 1926-1934
    by Robert Alan Rutland
    Few and Far Between: Moments in the North American Desert
    by John Martin Campbell
    The Prairie Schoolhouse
    by John Martin Campbell
    Robbers Rogues and Ruffians: True Tales of the Wild West
    by Howard Bryan
    Tony Hillerman's Navajoland: Hideouts, Haunts and Havens in the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Mysteries
    by Laurance D. Linford
    The Panama Hat Trail
    by Tom Miller
    Dancing Gods: Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona
    by Erna Fergusson
    New Mexico's Best Ghost Towns: A Practical Guide
    by Philip Varney

    Contributed to Omnibuses

    Hunting Badger
    Reader's Digest 2002 vol 2
  • Follow the Stars Home by Luanne Rice
  • The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
  • Second Wind by Dick Francis
  • Hunting Badger
    Reader's Digest 2005 vol 2
  • The Summer I Dared by Ken Follett
  • A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
  • Whiteout by Barbara Delinsky
  • The Wailing Wind
    Reader's Digest Select Editions 2002
  • The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans
  • The Stone Monkdy by Jeffrey Deaver
  • Step Ball Change by Jeanne Ray
  • Coyote Waits
    Reader's Digest 1990 vol 5
  • Harvest by Belva Plain
  • Purpose of Evasion by Greg Dinallo
  • Snare of Serpents by Victoria Holt
  • Short Stories

    "Chee's Witch"
    The New Black Mask 7
    The New Mystery: he International Association of Crime Writers' essential crime writing of the Late 20th Century /
    A Modern Treasuries of Great Detective & Murder Mysteries
    The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories
    A Century of Mysterey 1980-1989
    First Cases: New & Classic Tales of Detection vol 3
    A Century of Great Suspense Stories
    "First Lead Gasser"
    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine # 612
    2nd Culprit: An Annual of Crime Stories
    The Year's 25 Finest Crime & Mystery Stories 3rd Annual Edition
    Twelve American Crime Stories
    Master's Choice
    "The Witch, Yazzie, and the Nine of Clubs"
    Crime Wave
    Sleuths of the Century
    The Perfect Murder: Five Great Mystery Writers Create the Perfect Crime
    The Serpent's Tongue: Prose, Poetry & Art of the New Mexican Pueblos


    • 1990 -- Won National Media Award of the American Anthropological Association
    • 1990 -- Public Services Award of the Department of the Interior
    • 1987 -- Special Friends of the Dinee award by Navajo Nation
    • 1989 -- Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Award
    • 1979 -- Guest of Honor at BoucherCon Mystery Convention

  • The McNaughton Collection Review of The Fallen Man

    Sources Used

  • The Tony Hillerman Companion edited by Martin Greenberg
  • Tony Hillerman: A Critical Companion by John M. Reilly
  • Western Writes Series #87: Tony Hillerman by Fred Erisman
  • Background Image by Peter Thorpe
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