Acclaimed Author Tony Hillerman Dies at 83By AMANDA LEE MYERS
The Associated Press
Monday, October 27, 2008; 1:57 AM
PHOENIX -- Tony Hillerman, author of the acclaimed Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels and creator of two of the unlikeliest of literary heroes -- Navajo police officers Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee -- died Sunday of pulmonary failure. He was 83.
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