Tony Hillerman Prize

The Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually to the first-time author of a mystery set in the southwestern United States. It is co-sponsored by Wordharvest and St. Martin's Press.

 

2011 selection

City of Saints

Tony Hillerman Prize 2011

by Andrew Hunt

To the outside observer, Salt Lake City might seem to be the squeaky-clean “City of Saints”—its nickname since Mormon pioneers first arrived. Its wide roads, huge Mormon temple topped by a horn-blowing...


2010 selection

The Territory

Josie Gray #1

Tony Hillerman Prize 2010

by Tricia Fields

At the end of State Road 170 and just past a ghost town lies Artemis, population 2,500. The townspeople had sought out this remote corner of Western Texas in hopes of living lives of solitude and independence. None...


2008 selection

The Ragged End of Nowhere

Tony Hillerman Prize 2008

by Roy Chaney

Bodo Hagen thought his family had left Las Vegas for good. He had joined the CIA and moved to Berlin, while his younger brother had followed in their father’s footsteps and joined the French Foreign Legion....


2007 selection

The Replacement Child

Tony Hillerman Prize 2007

by Christine Barber

Late on a Monday night, editor Lucy Newroe answers the phone in the Capital Tribune newsroom. The caller is the notorious Scanner Lady---an anonymous elderly tipster whose hobby is to phone the newspaper with...