Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sad note

My favorite author and the person most responsible for my desire to visit the southwest, Tony Hillerman, died this week at the age of 83 from pulmonary failure.
His 18 murder mysteries set in and around Shiprock and the Four Corners area of New Mexico are special. He could never write the next novel fast enough for me. Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn are good friends of mine.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, he could tell a story like few others. Hopefully you will have a chance to take a few longer trips and explore the areas around shiprock that he used in his stories

Frank said...

Awwww, man! I hadn't heard. That's too bad.

Having been away for a ggod while recently we (I) also hadn't heard about the switch to a Hawg. Whass up wit dat?