Monday, October 27, 2008

Tony Hillerman, Beloved Writer of Navajo Mystery Novels, Dies at 83


Acclaimed Author Tony Hillerman Dies at 83

By 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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