Tony Hillerman's Navajoland: Hideouts, Haunts, and Havens in the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Mysteriesby Laurance D. Linford, Tony Hillerman
Mystery fans get some guidance in the place names they encounter as Tony Hillerman's fictional Navajo detectives unsnarl another puzzle. Author Linford, formerly a Navajo Nation archaeologist, also wrote Navajo places (2000); the current title began as an idea for a marketing ploy to move more copies of that reference work. But it became a project in its own right when Linford decided to combine the cultural-historical information in the previous book with descriptions of how the places (listed alphabetically) fit into Hillerman's stories. The scattered b&w photos are small and dim, which means readers will need to rely on their imaginations to supply the full sweep of the region's epic landscapes. Includes a brief foreword by Hillerman himself.
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"An entertaining place-name guide to the traditional homelands of the Navajo people."The Indian Trader
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Meet the Author
Laurance D. Linford was trained as an archaeologist. Formerly executive director of the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Association in Gallup, New Mexico, he is now an administrator for the Gallup-McKinley County Public Schools. Linford is also the author of Navajo Places: History, Legend, Landscape (University of Utah Press, 2000).
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