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Tony Hillerman's daughter Anne on keeping her father's mysteries alive

For more than a generation, countless mystery fans eagerly awaited every new Tony Hillerman novel set on the Navajo reservation of the Southwest. They thrilled to his evocative depictions of Native American culture and the daring detection of young Navajo cop Jim Chee and grizzled investigator Joe Leaphorn.

Hillerman died 10 years ago, but his daughter Anne, a New Mexico native who grew up with her father's fictional characters, has revived the series on her own.

She's now out with her fourth mystery novel, , which

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