EW Staff
January 17, 1992 AT 05:00 AM EST

The pleasure of Tony Hillerman’s Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn mysteries is due in no small part to the author’s attention to details of landscape, architecture, flora, and fauna. In Hillerman Country, Hillerman’s descriptions of Canyon de Chelly, Turquoise Mountain, Window Rock, and Mesa Verde are fleshed out in over 200 photos by his brother, Barney. The text is modest, careful, and inspiring enough to make you understand why Native Americans consider Hillerman a soul mate and not an interloper. A

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