By Jeff Burns
A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog about my love of Tony Hillerman’s series of novels featuring two Navaho policemen, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Unfortunately, Hillerman passed away recently.
Never fear, though, Leaphorn mysteries are not over. Anne Hillerman, Tony’s daughter, is continuing the series. The books are still very entertaining mysteries set in and around the Navaho Reservation, and they are full of Navaho and Southwest culture. The main difference is that Joe Leaphorn is kind of a minor character now; the stories really focus on Jim Chee and his wife Bernadette Manuelito.
If you are a Tony Hillerman fan, I strongly suggest you continue reading Anne Hillerman’s books.