The 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.