Tim started reading Tony Hillerman's books before we met, and had
already read all of the
Navojo Tribal Police series, through "The Fallen Man," before we visited the Southwest together. This made him an excellent
tour guide for Navajo country. I began readingThe Blessing Waywhile
we were in Gallup, New Mexico, and now I'm
hooked! As I read, I see the marvelous landscapes which Hillerman so aptly describes stretched out vividly before my
imagination. If my memory needs refreshing, I can refer to the photographs I took on our trip, such as the one above!
I started reading Hillerman because of my interest in Navajo culture. That in itself is
fascinating, but towards the end ofThe Blessing Waythe suspense builds
exponentially. I had to stay up an hour past my bedtime to finish it. Now whereamong our boxes and boxes of books are the rest of them? ~ Miriam
Navajo Culture: Tony Hillerman's Celebrated Detective Novel Series
Featuring the Navajo Tribal Police
The Blessing Way; Tony Hillerman
First in the Navajo Tribal Police series (Joe Leaphorn)
Talking Mysteries: A Conversation With Tony Hillerman;
Tony Hillerman, Ernie Bulow
Includes an early Jim Chee short story: "The Witch, Yazee, and the Nine of Clubs."
The basic plot is included in The Dark Wind, so you may not wish to read this until later.
However, it's a prize-winning stand-alone story.