Anne Hillerman, journalist and author "Spider Woman's Daughter"
Air Dates: October 19-21, 2013
ANNE HILLERMAN, Award-Winning Journalist & Author -- New Novel: “Spider Woman's Daughter: A Leaphorn and Chee Novel” Continues Her Father’s Legacy - NY Times Bestselling Author Tony Hillerman
This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is journalist and author Anne Hillerman. Hillerman is an award-winning reporter and the author of several non-fiction books, among them “Tony Hillerman's Landscape,” “Santa Fe Flavors: Best Restaurants and Recipes” (winner of the 2009 New Mexico Book Award), and “The Insider's Guide to Santa Fe.” The daughter of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, she has written her first mystery “Spider Woman's Daughter: A Leaphorn and Chee Novel.” The book continues her father's fiction legacy outlining the further adventures of Navajo officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, and expertly captures the landscape and culture of the American Southwest. ---QUOTES: "Chip off the literary block-there are a lot of things Tony taught his daughter, Anne, and one of them was how to tell a good story. Spider Woman's Daughter is a proud addition to the legacy, capturing the beauty and breath of the Southwest as only a Hillerman can." -- Craig Johnson, author of the “Walt Longmire Mysteries,” the basis for A&E's hit television series LONGMIRE “From the utterly shocking opening scene to the final twist, Anne Hillerman offers a thrilling Southwestern tale featuring the unforgettable characters of Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, set in the vivid landscapes of Navajo country. Spider Woman's Daughter is a must read for anyone who loved the great Tony Hillerman novels, now carried on by his amazingly talented daughter, a superb writer herself. I dearly hope this is the first of many." -- Douglas Preston, No. 1 New York Times Bestselling Author