Sage Library to host best-selling author Anne Hilerman


New York Times best-selling author Anne Hillerman will present her new book, “Stargazer,” via Zoom, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 8 in an event sponsored by the Sage branch of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

The event is free and open to the public.

Send an email to for the Zoom invitation.

“Hillerman has a firm grasp of Navajo tribal lore and customs, which she weaves seamlessly into the well-directed plot” of the book,” the City of Las Cruces said in a news release.

“Stargazer” is the sixth in Hillerman’s series about Navajo Tribal Police officers Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and retired tribal police Lt. Joe Leaphorn, characters created by her father, author Tony Hillerman (1925-2008), a multiple-award winning and best-selling author who lived in Albuquerque.

In the book, which was released in April, Manuelito searches for a former roommate who has disappeared. She clashes with Chee, who is not only her husband but also her new boss. Together, they seek the personal and professional guidance of their mentor, Leaphorn.