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People of Darkness

HILLERMAN, Tony

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ISBN 10: 1562870580 / ISBN 13: 9781562870584
Published by The Armchair Detective, New York, 1994
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8vo. Original gilt cloth; slipcase. A fine copy. LIMITED DELUXE ISSUE, one of 100 numbered copies signed by Hillerman. Bookseller Inventory # 43097

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Title: People of Darkness

Publisher: The Armchair Detective, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Who would murder a dying man? Why would someone steal a box of rocks? And why would a rich man's wife pay $3,000 to get them back? These questions haunt Sgt. Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police as he journeys into the scorching Southwest. But there, out in the Bad Country, a lone assassin waits for Chee to come seeking answers, waits ready and willing to protect a vision of death that for thirty years has been fed by greed and washed in blood.

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Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to France 's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group’s Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction’s Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.

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