I loved his Navajo Police novels.
Sad, but he lived a good long life. He will be missed. I usually don’t read mysteries, but his fit in so nicely with some of my other interests.
I just reread the Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn books and they were as much fun the second time as the first. I know he had a long, rich, life but …damn. I love the guy and I’ll miss him.
This saddens me. Leaphorn and Chee, silenced forever.
Who was Chee’s love interest? “If you marry me I promise I’ll never let anyone beat you with a rifle butt again!”
I too will miss him.
I just got “Hunting Badger” from the library this weekend after I read a story about the Durango killers in a magazine.
Damn, I liked his books.
Very sad. I only discovered the Leaphorn-Chee books a couple of years ago, and fell in love with them.
I love the Joe Leaphorn/ Jim Chee books, but my favorite of all the Hillerman novels is Finding Moon. Something about it just touches me.
I guess I’ll have to read A Fly on the Wall now. I think it’s the only one I haven’t.
Was that Bernie? I can’t tell you how glad I was that Jim Chee finally found somebody to be happy with.
Damn. Godspeed Tony.
Was that Bernie? Certainly not Janet, I can’t see her ever saying such a thing.
Yes, thanks. I need to catch up with the novels.
I have to admit, my first thought was “Higgins is dead?”
Anyway, I read and enjoyed Coyote Waits several years ago.
Sad news. The world was fortunate to have him as a citizen. Read his autobiography when you get a chance; from his writings, he truly seemed to be a decent, modest, hard-working man who was a bit surprised at the adulation he received.
He made my corner of the world a bit more fun…
Drat. One of the only authors whose books I buy in hardcover. The other is the equally ancient Dick Francis.
Leaphorn was great.
Chee was a bit dim when it came to the ladies.
We find that charming at times…
Like post #5?