Anne Hillerman
Anne Hillerman is an American author of non-fiction books and mystery novels. She is the daughter of mystery author Tony Hillerman and has recently taken over his Leaphorn & Chee series. Before taking over the series, Anne spent over 20 years as a journalist, working for the Albuquerque Journal North and the Santa Fe New Mexican. She has also been the food critic for the Albuquerque Journal since 2001.

Anne Hillerman became a published author in 1984 with the non-fiction book Children’s Guide to Santa Fe. Her debut novel wasn’t until 2013, which was entitled Spider Woman’s Daughter. Below is a list of Anne Hillerman’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Leaphorn & Chee Books

(with Tony Hillerman)

The Blessing Way (By: Tony Hillerman) (1970)Description / Buy at
Dance Hall of the Dead (By: Tony Hillerman) (1973)Description / Buy at
Listening Woman (By: Tony Hillerman) (1978)Description / Buy at
People of Darkness (By: Tony Hillerman) (1980)Description / Buy at
The Dark Wind (By: Tony Hillerman) (1982)Description / Buy at
The Ghostway (By: Tony Hillerman) (1984)Description / Buy at
Skinwalkers (By: Tony Hillerman) (1986)Description / Buy at
A Thief of Time (By: Tony Hillerman) (1988)Description / Buy at
Talking God (By: Tony Hillerman) (1989)Description / Buy at
Coyote Waits (By: Tony Hillerman) (1990)Description / Buy at
Sacred Clowns (By: Tony Hillerman) (1992)Description / Buy at
The Fallen Man (By: Tony Hillerman) (1996)Description / Buy at
The First Eagle (By: Tony Hillerman) (1998)Description / Buy at
Hunting Badger (By: Tony Hillerman) (1999)Description / Buy at
The Wailing Wind (By: Tony Hillerman) (2002)Description / Buy at
The Sinister Pig (By: Tony Hillerman) (2003)Description / Buy at
Skeleton Man (By: Tony Hillerman) (2004)Description / Buy at
The Shape Shifter (By: Tony Hillerman) (2006)Description / Buy at
Spider Woman's Daughter (2013)Description / Buy at
Rock with Wings (2015)Description / Buy at
Song of the Lion (2017)Description / Buy at
Cave of Bones (2018)Description / Buy at
The Tale Teller (2019)Description / Buy at
Stargazer (2021)Description / Buy at
The Sacred Bridge (2022)Description / Buy at
The Way of the Bear (2023)Description / Buy at
Lost Birds (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other True Stories (1973)Description / Buy at
Children's Guide to Santa Fe (1984)Description / Buy at
Ride the Wind, USA to Africa (1995)Description / Buy at
Insiders' Guide to Santa Fe (1998)Description / Buy at
Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn (2009)Description / Buy at
Santa Fe Flavors (2009)Description / Buy at
Gardens of Santa Fe (2010)Description / Buy at
Tony Hillerman's Landscapes: Southwest Guide & Map (2012)Description / Buy at
Done in the Sun: Solar Projects for Children (2012)Description / Buy at

Notes: The Leaphorn and Chee series was created by Tony Hillerman. The Insiders’ Guide to Santa Fe was co-authored by Nicky Leach, Richard M. Mahler and Tamar Stieber. Done in the Sun: Solar Projects for Children was co-authored by Astrid Hillerman.

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Anne Hillerman Synopsis: Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn is a collection of photographs of New Mexico and Arizona – the settings of Hillerman’s detective novels. Written by daughter Anne and photographs by her husband Don Strel, Tony Hillerman’s Landscape is a showcase of a picturesque region that stirred one man’s creativity, in a tribute from daughter to father.

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5 Responses to “Order of Anne Hillerman Books”

  1. Renna Shesso: 1 year ago

    What you have here, up through 2006 on the Leaphorn and Chee list, are Tony Hillerman books – written BY Tony Hillerman, certainly not Anne Hillerman “WITH Tony Hillerman,” as if they were co-writers.

    From 2013 on, Anne Hillerman steps in and takes over her late father’s characters.

    Despite the father-daughter relationship, these are two separate writers, each working independently. Why combine their lists? Doing so blurs the accomplishments of each.


    • Graeme: 1 year ago

      The listing should have specified which author wrote which book. I’ve updated that. Thanks.


  2. Maureen Benet: 3 years ago

    Where does this one fit in?
    Thanks !!!

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    Bend, Oregon

    Hmmm…just found this. Unfortunately I guess, it is one of the few audios of his that I own.

    Tony Hillerman’s “The Fly on the Wall” is not one of his “Leaphorn & Chee” novels. It’s a mystery set in nameless non-Western state capital. Unfortunately, it’s not a very good book. First of all, the story is all about politics.


    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Yep that’s correct – Tony wrote that one by himself so doesn’t show up on Annes page, and it is a standalone novel.


  3. Maret: 9 years ago

    I loved the first Leaphorn/Chee novel by Anne Hillerman. No doubt she has her dad’s talent. If I hadn’t known that it was her I would have thought it was Tony. Can’t wait to read the next one, just saw that there was a next one by seeing this site. My husband and I travel to New Mexico at least once a year and love the landscape. I read Tony’s books to him on the road…it is fun to picture them coming to life while driving through God’s country. Thanks, Maret from San Antonio, Texas


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