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Anne Hillerman has continued the mystery series her father, the best-selling author Tony Hillerman, created beginning in 1970. Her debut novel, “Spider Woman's Daughter,” followed the further adventures of the characters Tony Hillerman made famous: Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn. The book also elevated a minor character, Bernadette Manuelito, to the role of crime solver. Bernie became the central protagonist in the reimagined series. “Spider Woman's Daughter” received the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for Best First Novel. Four more mysteries have followed, each becoming a New York Times best-seller. The newest book in the series is “The Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel” (HarperCollins).

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