Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman

A Critical Companion

eBook - 1996
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ABC-CLIO
Edgar Award-winning writer Tony Hillerman has earned a reputation as a Grand Master of the popular mystery. This is the first full-length examination of his work. One of the most successful contemporary American writers, Hillerman has made his stories of Native American detectives instrumental in understanding modern American life. Through the creation of his Navajo detective characters, Hillerman has given new vigor to the popular genre of mystery with his treatment of the problems of order and identity in modern society. This study examines each of his 13 novels in turn and includes a biographical chapter and a chapter on his innovations in the genre of detective fiction.

Greenwood Pub Group
The first full-length examination of the works of Tony Hillerman, Grand Master of contemporary popular mystery fiction.

Book News
Studies the narrative techniques and thematic investigations of Hillerman's detective fiction. Individual chapters on his 13 novels are divided into sections on setting, plot, generic conventions, character development, and themes. In addition, the author offers alternative approaches such as feminist criticism and post-colonialism and a biographical chapter tracing the influence of his life on his writing. A bibliography of Hillerman's work, critical and biographical sources, and a list of reviews of each of his novels completes the work. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780313008399
0313008396
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xiii, 218 pages) : illustrations

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