Tony Hillerman's Navajoland: Hideouts, Haunts, and Havens in the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Mysteries

Tony Hillerman's Navajoland: Hideouts, Haunts, and Havens in the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Mysteries

by Laurance D. Linford, Tony Hillerman
     
 

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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

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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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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Tony Hillerman's popular mysteries, set in the Four Corners region, have helped fuel America's fascination with the Southwest over the last decade. Indeed, his books have prompted the publication of ancillary volumes like Tony Hillerman's Indian Country Map & Guide (Time Traveler Maps, 1998) and Tony Hillerman: A Reader's Checklist and Reference Guide (CheckerBee Publishing, 2001). So Laurance D. Linford (Navajo Places) is in good company and targets an already established readership (Hillerman's preface will help sales) with Tony Hillerman's Navajoland: Hideouts, Haunts, and Havens in the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Mysteries. Appreciative of "the way in which Tony infuses into his stories the Navajo affinity for and sense of stewardship of the land," Linford fleshes out the places "that serve as backdrop to Hillerman's yarns" with physical, historical and cultural information. One map and 54 photos not seen by PW. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
“An invaluable guide. This book belongs in the car of any traveler passing through this land.”—New Mexico Magazine

"An entertaining place-name guide to the traditional homelands of the Navajo people."—The Indian Trader

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874806984
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
09/01/1901
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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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