This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must read for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm. The engaging pieces in "The Great Taos Bank Robbery" unveil the life and magic one experiences in the Land of Enchantment.
This edition includes a new introduction and foreword by Anne Hillerman and new photographs with each story.
"It's as serious a 'glance' over our state as it is often hilarious, from the opening relacion about law enforcement in Taos, through succeeding commentaries on Indian encounters with Paleface, a Nigerian guest's assessment of Santa Fe, a search for Folsom Man and so forth . . . it furnishes myriad moments of pleasurable insight."--"New Mexico Magazine.
About the Author
Tony Hillerman (1925-2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children's books, and nonfiction works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to France 's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008. He served as president of the prestigious Mystery Writers of America, and was honored with that group's Edgar Award and as one of mystery fiction's Grand Masters. In 2001, his memoir, Seldom Disappointed, won both the Anthony and Agatha Awards for best nonfiction.
Don Strel, a photographer, has been published in numerous books and magazines. He has taught art and design at the university level and has served as the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico. He is currently the director of the Southwest Assignments photography, design and public relations agency, which he founded in 1991.
Anne Hillerman is an award-winning reporter, the author of several nonfiction books, and the daughter of New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman. She lives in Santa Fe. This is her first novel.