A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
5/27/1925 Tony Hillerman is born
May 27, 1925. Tony Hillerman was born on this date in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma. He went on to be a soldier, a journalist, a college administrator and, oh yeah, a winner of the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
He received dozens of rejections for his first novel, including one who advised him to "get rid of all that Indian stuff." Lucky for us, he didn't.