Tony Hillerman…Catholic novelist. Who knew?

Tony Hillerman--NYT.jpgThe mystery novelist is dead at 83, after a long and successful life. I never read him, but may start. The Times obit was good as far as it went, but I didn’t know about his Catholic faith and its influences until I saw the CNS brief.
NCR has a fine, more personal take by Rich Heffern.
Recommendations to a novice are welcome. If it takes me into a landscape like “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” then I’m sold.
And Mr. Hillerman, R.I.P.

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posted October 29, 2008 at 7:47 am

“Who knew?” Many of his devoted fans. We will miss him and his wonderful stories.

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posted October 29, 2008 at 9:51 am

I will miss him and his wonderful stories. You know you were a good writer when you leave people still wishing for more.

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posted August 30, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Aha. I read the phrase “invincible ignorance” in a conversation between Leaphorn and Rostic, and I say, “Bingo – he’s Catholic.”

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