New Mexico

Hillerman's Landscapes

As summer advances toward the solstice in late June, we on the Hillerman team are mentally projecting our bodies out into the terrain that our imaginations roam, thanks to Tony Hillerman. Although a significant portion of Hillerman’s Navajo detective series occurs in urban environments around the U.S., what the novels are best known for is their evocation of Southwest landscapes, landscapes into which he and his wife Marie would disappear whenever he encountered writer’s block.


Mapped Locations for "A Thief of Time"

This map displays the major southwestern geographic references mentioned in the novel, "A Thief of Time." It includes locations in Arizona and New Mexico. Click on each map marker to see a brief description of the location. Scroll or zoom the map using your mouse, or click the square icon in the top right corner of the map to view it in full screen mode.


Mapped Locations for "Skinwalkers"

This map displays the major southwestern geographic references mentioned in the novel, "Skinwalkers." It includes locations in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as several fictional locations that Tony Hillerman made up for the novel. Click on each map marker to see a brief description of the location. Scroll or zoom the map using your mouse, or click the square icon in the top right corner of the map to view it in full screen mode.


Mapped Locations for "The Ghostway"

This map displays the major southwestern geographic references mentioned in the novel, "The Ghostway." It includes locations in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as several fictional locations that Tony Hillerman made up for the novel. Click on each map marker to see a brief description of the location. Scroll or zoom the map using your mouse, or click the square icon in the top right corner of the map to view it in full screen mode.


Mapped Locations for "The Dark Wind"

This map displays the major southwestern geographic references mentioned in the novel, "The Dark Wind." It includes locations in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as several fictional locations that Tony Hillerman made up for the novel. Click on each map marker to see a brief description of the location. Scroll or zoom the map using your mouse, or click the square icon in the top right corner of the map to view it in full screen mode.


Mapped Locations for "People of Darkness"

This map displays the major southwestern geographic references mentioned in the novel, "People of Darkness." It includes locations in Arizona and New Mexico. Click on each map marker to see a brief description of the location. Scroll or zoom the map using your mouse, or click the square icon in the top right corner of the map to view it in full screen mode.

Hello, I am the new Tony Hillerman Digital Fellow; I joined the crew in August. As the new fellow I was initiated into the project by being assigned to work on People of Darkness. My job is to research and define terms from the novel that would contribute to the digital encyclopedia. We have been taking terms from Hillerman’s books and, through these definitions, have been constructing a picture of the Southwest through Tony Hillerman’s eyes. People of Darkness takes place in the Grants, NM area: the checkerboard section of the Navajo reservation, Mount Taylor, and El Malpais.


Mapped Locations for "The Boy Who Made Dragonfly"

This map displays the major southwestern geographic references mentioned in the novel, "The Boy Who Made Dragonfly." It includes locations in Arizona and New Mexico. Click on each map marker to see a brief description of the location. Scroll or zoom the map using your mouse, or click the square icon in the top right corner of the map to view it in full screen mode.

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"The Blessing Way" Interactive Map

This map includes a guided tour through each chapter of "The Blessing Way," and displays the major southwestern geographic references mentioned in the novel. It includes locations in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, as well as several fictional locations that Tony Hillerman made up for the novel. Click on the thumbnail image to open the map in your browser and start the tour. Click the up or down arrows to advance through the tour, or click on a map marker to see a brief description of the location.

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