Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Talking Mysteries: A Conversation with Tony Hillerman” as Want to Read:
Talking Mysteries: A Conversation with Tony Hillerman
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Talking Mysteries: A Conversation with Tony Hillerman

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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.
Hardcover, 135 pages
Published July 1st 1991 by University of New Mexico Press
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Talking Mysteries, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Talking Mysteries

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 119)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Mary Ellen
Nov 09, 2011 Mary Ellen rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Tony Hillerman fans and would-be mystery writers
I am a big fan of Tony Hillerman, so I couldn't resist reading this. It's a quick read, composed of a biographical sketch of Hillerman, a transcribed conversation between Hillerman and Ernie Bulow, a meandering essay by Hillerman on how he writes mysteries, and a short story featuring Jim Chee. There is also a biographical sketch of Bulow, another short bio of Hillerman, and a bio of a man who has done a series of drawings based on Hillerman's work (12 of which are included in the book.) Some in ...more
Laura Cowan
Nice book, including a short Jim Chee mystery at the end.
John Winkworth
Enjoyed the discussions about his writing approaches. Provides informative background about his character and plot development. Gave me a better appreciation of the importance of the locations to his stories.
Larada Horner-Miller
Great information about one of my literary heroes! Inside pieces that felt intimate.
Rae
A fun little book with information and interviews of Tony Hillerman. Much of what he told us at the Utah Library Association workshop is repeated here.
Cws
Oct 15, 2008 Cws added it
Shelves: mystery
M Hil
Barbara
Barbara marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2015
marcia harris
marcia harris marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2014
Lynn
Lynn marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2014
Jeff
Jeff marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2014
Christie
Christie marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2014
Valerie Dance
Valerie Dance marked it as to-read
Oct 13, 2014
Lynette
Lynette marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2014
Catherine Yee
Catherine Yee marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2014
Li
Li marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2014
Cliff
Cliff marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2014
Nerissa Vazquez
Nerissa Vazquez marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2014
My
My added it
May 12, 2014
Abraham Bedru
Abraham Bedru marked it as to-read
May 12, 2014
Claire
Claire marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
26917
Tony Hillerman, who was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, was a decorated combat veteran from World War II, serving as a mortarman in the 103rd Infantry Division and earning the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart. Later, he worked as a journalist from 1948 to 1962. Then he earned a Masters degree and taught journalism from 1966 to 1987 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, wh ...more
More about Tony Hillerman...
The Blessing Way (Navajo Mysteries, #1) Skinwalkers (Navajo Mysteries, #7) A Thief of Time (Navajo Mysteries, #8) Listening Woman (Navajo Mysteries, #3) Dance Hall of the Dead (Navajo Mysteries, #2)

Share This Book