Title: Talking Mysteries: A Conversation with Tony ...
Publisher: Harper & Row, New York
Publication Date: 1991
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. In Talking Mysteries Hillerman discusses the craft of writing mysteries, his approach to plotting, character development, and the importance of setting. Included is an extended conversation with longtime friend Ernie Bulow as well as an autobiographical piece by Hillerman on growing up, his relationship with Navajo culture and his life as a journalist and author. Bookseller Inventory # 24741
In Talking Mysteries, Tony Hillerman discusses his craft, including his approach to plot, characterization, and setting, and the wrinkles and twists that make his brand of fiction unique. These and other insights into how he writes emerge in an extended interview with his long-time friend and fellow author Ernie Bulow. An autobiographical piece by Hillerman details his early years in Oklahoma, first encounters with Navajo culture, and his eventual life as journalist and author.
Navajo artist Ernest Franklin created twelve sketches of Hillerman characters for this book. Hillerman credits Franklin with "showing me what Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn look like." As an additional treat, a Jim Chee mini-mystery, "The Witch, Yazzie, and the Nine of Clubs," originally published in 1981 and long unavailable, is included.
Product Description: Hillerman discusses the craft of mystery writing, his approach to plot, characterization, and setting, and the wrinkles and twists that make his brand of fiction unique.
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