Arts of the Southwest Series

Tony Hillerman: The Art of Mystery


DVD: $19.95

Learn the secrets of a great mystery writer in this fascinating visit with master storyteller, Tony Hillerman. Shot on location in his beloved Navajo country, Hillerman reads scenes from his most popular stories — Coyote Waits, Skinwalkers, People of Darkness and Talking God — and explores the inner workings of his art and craft.

Hillerman shares his love for Navajo culture and religion, and tells why he sets his novels within their starkly beautiful world, the high deserts and mesas of the Southwest.

Jim Chee, Joe Leaphorn and other memorable characters come alive as their creator reveals what inspired them, and how his experience as a newspaper reporter led to the stories that made him one of America’s best-selling mystery writers.

  • As seen on public television