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Product Details

  • Series: Ella Clah (Book 17)
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; 1 edition (November 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765334038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765334039
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #431,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Booklist

The Four Corners area of the American West, particularly the reservations in New Mexico, is Thurlo turf. The spousal writing team has three ongoing series set there, starring, respectively, Sister Agatha, Lee Nez, and Ella Clah. The Ella Clah novels (this is the seventeenth) stand apart from the other series, thanks to the complexity of Ella, a Navajo Police special investigator, who faces down opposing Anglo and Navajo cultures in her work and home life. This time, the discovery of the body of a former Navajo police officer who has undergone ritualistic-looking mutilations leads Ella and her team to suspect that this may be the work of “skinwalkers,” Navajo witches who try to control through intimidation. The retired cop-victim had been working as a private eye, hunting down stolen Navajo artifacts. The skinwalker angle is especially creepy here, with vivid descriptions of the way they leave their calling card of body mutilation at staged scenes. The Thurlos mix in a great deal of knowledge about trafficking in Native American antiquities with a well-constructed investigation steered by a believable and admirable heroine. --Connie Fletcher

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Praise for the Ella Clah series:

“An outstanding series.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Aimée and David Thurlo have a robust regional series going with Ella Clah, a Navajo Tribal Police officer whose investigations usually involve a standoff between tribal tradition and modern ways.”

The New York Times Book Review

"Navajo police sort through a tangle of lies and loyalties while respecting the values of traditionalists and adapting to modern intrusions.”

Publishers Weekly on Earthway

 

“A first-rate thriller. If you are a mystery buff, you will enjoy this story, with colorful characters and that backdrop of the American Southwest.”

Shelf Life on Earthway

 

“The Thurlos have done their research thoroughly and their portrayal of the Diné, their culture, and the arid landscape surrounding them is right on. But what really brings the story to life are the characters, especially Clah, her mother Rose, brother Clifford, and FBI agent Dwayne Blalock, who are finely drawn and represent the spectrum of beliefs on the reservation. This is a book and series worth exploring, especially for readers interested in native American culture. The mystery is complex, the tension high, and the plot bends and folds like a never-ending-snake.”
Mystery Scene Magazine on Never-Ending-Snake

“Each mystery is a satisfying puzzle on its own. Razor-sharp suspense, deep atmosphere, and compelling characters make this another Ella Clah winner.”—Booklist on Coyote’s Wife

“The book mixes straightforward police procedural with Tony Hillerman–style exploration of the culture of the Navajo. Ella Clah continues to be a compelling character and the story here, which involves a possible serial killer (or maybe something a lot less complicated), should keep readers on their toes until the final pages.”  —Booklist on Black Thunder


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They're books keep you guessing to the end.
Ann Marie Vivien
In this story, Ella finds a good friend murdered, apparently by skinwalkers (Navajo witches).
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This was excellent in the suspenseful build up and resolution.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Auntie Annie VINE VOICE on November 24, 2013
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Another installment in the life of Ella Clah and the officers of Navajo Police. In this story, Ella finds a good friend murdered, apparently by skinwalkers (Navajo witches). Ella and her cousin Justine, also an officer, fight to solve the murder and return balance to the lives of the people. A related plot involves the black market in Native American relics: illegal digs, internet sales, and all the chicanery that goes with the trade. Danger hits close to home, and Ella finds her half-frown daughter and her mother to be far braver and more resourceful than she imagined. She must also reconcile herself to the pairing of her ex-husband and a close friend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on November 13, 2013
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Ghost Medicine
Aimee & David Thurlo
Forge, Nov 12 2013, $24.99
ISBN 9781466807853

Former Navajo Nation cop Harry Ute left the tribal force to become a private investigator. When his mutilated corpse is found in a remote part of the Rez, Harry looks like the victim of the fearsome skinwalker witches.

Navajo Nation special investigator Ella Clah leads the investigation into the brutal murder of her one-time subordinate. She questions Harry’s boss Bruce “Teeny” Little, but he offers little beyond stating Ute was looking into stolen property. Ella’s boyfriend county Detective Dan Nez was working the same case as the victim. He teams up with Ella while residents living near the murder scene fear the skinwalkers’ retaliation so they refuse to say anything about the vicious homicide or the theft of artifacts.

The latest Ella Clah Navaho police procedural (see Never-Ending-Snake and Black Thunder) is a strong case personalized by the protagonist. Even with her obsessed need to catch the killer motivating her, Ella finds her inquiry complicated by tribal beliefs especially the fear of the skinwalkers. Once again team Thurlo provides a super tribal whodunit.

Harriet Klausner
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Philm on November 13, 2013
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I have always enjoyed Aime and David's writing. This was a good story, but it left a little to be desired.!
I look forward to their new series with hope in my heart. Let's all hope that they will furnish us with a
New and refreshing return to their earlier books!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Black Belt Granny on November 12, 2013
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I have read all of the Ella Clah mysteries from the beginnings of the series. I am from New Mexico and spent a summer working on the Navajo Nation when I was in high school. Her books (like Hillerman's) bring back those days for me. This one in particular is just riveting. Not much else to say.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Butch on April 18, 2014
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Wanted to see if it were of the quality of the quality of other books in this same venue, and enjoyed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 6, 2014
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Five stars for excellent suspense and for providing a peek into the Navajo ways and beliefs. Comparable to Tony Hillerman.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann Marie Vivien on March 15, 2014
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I have read all of the Thurlo's books and enjoyed all of them. This book was was no exception.
They're books keep you guessing to the end. They also give you insight about the Indian
ways of life and beliefs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Albert Norman Bleakley on March 12, 2014
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What an ending never saw it coming!!! Just makes me wonder where this will lead and the future adventures in the next book.
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