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Tony Hillerman (1925–2008)

Autor(a) de A Thief of Time

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About the Author

Tony Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma on May 27, 1925. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army and was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart after being severely injured during a raid behind German lines. He received a bachelor's degree from the University mostrar mais of Oklahoma in 1948. From 1948 to 1962, he covered crime and politics for newspapers in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, eventually working his way up to the position of editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican. He taught at the University of Mexico and went on to chair the journalism department for more than 20 years. He retired in 1985. His first novel, The Blessing Way, was published in 1971. During his lifetime, he wrote 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children's books, and nonfiction works. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel for Dance Hall of the Dead in 1974, the Western Writers of America's Golden Spur Award for Skinwalkers in 1987, the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award in 1991, the Navajo tribe's Special Friend Award, France 's Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, the 2002 Malice Domestic Lifetime Achievement Award, the Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Book for Seldom Disappointed, and the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He died from pulmonary failure on October 26, 2008 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Tony Hillerman

A Thief of Time (1988) 2,435 exemplares
The Blessing Way (1970) 2,157 exemplares
Coyote Waits (1990) 2,088 exemplares
Sacred Clowns (1993) 2,027 exemplares
Talking God (1989) 1,981 exemplares
Skinwalkers (1986) 1,965 exemplares
Dance Hall of the Dead (1973) 1,943 exemplares
The Fallen Man (1996) 1,876 exemplares
The Shape Shifter (2006) 1,833 exemplares
Skeleton Man (2004) 1,824 exemplares
Hunting Badger (1999) 1,812 exemplares
The Sinister Pig (2003) 1,804 exemplares
The Wailing Wind (2002) 1,803 exemplares
The First Eagle (1998) 1,800 exemplares
Listening Woman (1978) 1,731 exemplares
The Dark Wind (1982) 1,632 exemplares
People of Darkness (1980) 1,594 exemplares
The Ghostway (1984) 1,435 exemplares
Finding Moon (1995) 1,165 exemplares
The Fly on the Wall (1971) 976 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Editor; Introdução — 447 exemplares
Seldom Disappointed (2001) 307 exemplares
The Mysterious West (1994) — Editor — 226 exemplares
The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories (1996) — Editor; Contribuidor — 172 exemplares
Talking Mysteries (1991) 122 exemplares
The Spell of New Mexico (1976) — Editor — 106 exemplares
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Editor; Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
The weavers way: Navajo profiles (2003) — Tribute — 17 exemplares
Coyote Waits [Abridged] (1990) 14 exemplares
Buster Mesquite's Cowboy Band (2001) 12 exemplares
Chee's Witch (2002) 12 exemplares
The First Eagle [abridged] (2005) 9 exemplares
Hunting Badger [abridged audio] (1999) 8 exemplares
Canyon de Chelly (1998) 4 exemplares
The Blessing Way [Abridged Audiobook] (2005) — Author & Narrator — 3 exemplares
American West 3 exemplares
[unidentified works] 3 exemplares
The Lone Eagle 1 exemplar
La trilogie Jim Chee — Autor — 1 exemplar
Joe Leaphorn 1 exemplar
The Taos Review No. 4 (1991) 1 exemplar
Cry Wolf 1 exemplar
Rencontre avec 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
2nd Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1993) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Master's Choice, Volume 1 (1999) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
A Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries (1994) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
First Cases: New and Classic Tales of Detection (1999) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
A Century of Mystery 1980-1989 (1997) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Piñon Country (1941) — Prefácio, algumas edições31 exemplares
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1990 v05 (1990) — Autor — 22 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Twelve American Crime Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Ethnic Detectives: Masterpieces of Mystery Fiction (1985) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Livros condensados (1987) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Dinky Died | The Blessing Way | The Dead Sea Cipher (1970) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
RDSELP 2000 (Lake News and Hunting Badger) (2000) — Autor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



I love this series and try to choose a title that is set where I am traveling and this was perfect. I loved learning about the mining industry in southeast Utah. Hillerman also explores the conflicts among the various peoples - various Native American tribes, ranchers, newcomers and law enforcement.
ccayne | 24 outras críticas | Nov 10, 2023 |
This is not part of the Navajo series of books. It's a self contained journalism based mystery story.

Reading it was like unearthing a time capsule of Hillerman's impressions of being a journalist in the 60s. A lot of the mechanics of journalism in the book is wonderfully archaic, predating the ubiquity of computing only just. The corruption uncovered in the novel however reads exactly like something out of the current news cycle. The more things change, the more they stay the same. It's a surprisingly fresh novel despite being half a century old at this point and I'd place it closest in my pop culture lexicon with The Wire season 2.… (mais)
A.Godhelm | 17 outras críticas | Oct 20, 2023 |
Picked this up after watching a few episodes of Dark Winds and learning the author was considered a friend of the Navajo people. The native american angle for once feels like it has some depth, and describes cultural ideas and traditions that are just missing in other books (like how every indian in the Longmire series of books is a giant and laconic with vague unspecified spiritual beliefs). It's a bit of a time capsule being written in the 70s, but it's entertaining, has interesting characters and some very vivid descriptions of the arid landscape.… (mais)
A.Godhelm | 32 outras críticas | Oct 20, 2023 |
Some editing problems, but I am willing to overlook them because it's a good story with characters that are favorites of mine.
Michael_Lilly | 24 outras críticas | Oct 15, 2023 |



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