Search Results: "Aimée Thurlo"


BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING WOMAN by Aimée Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"It's the busy, uninspired plotting and the forgettable supporting cast that lies there well intentioned but inert."
In the fifth of this sober, trudging series, Special Investigator Ella Clah of the Navajo Tribal Police (Enemy Way, 2000, etc.) confronts a changing woman in the bosom of her own family: her mother. Read full book review >

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BAD MEDICINE by Aimée Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Like Ella's two previous cases (Death Walker, 1996, etc.), this one is too much of a good thing; trying to sort out the suspects and subplots is like wandering for hours and hours in a museum filled with fascinating exhibits."
En route to a homicide scene—Navajo rights activist Stanley Bitah has been clubbed to death—tribal police officer Ella Clah stops to check out a report of a drunk driver, only to find that Angelina Yellowhair isn't drunk but that she'd been fatally poisoned even before her car crashes. Read full book review >

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DEATH WALKER by Aimée Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Busy, ambitious, and dense, but without the kinds of dramatic and psychological contouring that would make it all memorable."
Someone seems to be mounting a full frontal assault on the elders and sages on Ella Clah's Navajo reservation. Read full book review >

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GRAVE CONSEQUENCES by David  Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 28, 2015

"A fast-paced thriller that's not very mysterious but has plenty of local color."
A valuable item in a pawnshop provides a motive for murder. Read full book review >

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MOURNING DOVE by Aimée Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"Surprisingly muted here is the theme the Thurlos have always worked so well: the ongoing internecine warfare between tribal traditionalists and modernists. Fans may grow restless."
Special Investigator Ella Clah (White Thunder, 2005, etc.) of the Navajo Tribal Police has murder on her hands and something close to that in her heart. Read full book review >

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PALE DEATH by David  Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"As vampire novels go, the third in the Lee Nez series (Second Sunrise, 2002, etc.) is solidly minor-league: thin characters, under-imagined plot and only low-grade blood-curdling."
What does it take to catch a vampire? Another vampire, of course. Read full book review >

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TRACKING BEAR by Aimée Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Again, the Thurlos ace sociology but flunk storytelling."
Why would any self-respecting burglar break into an abandoned service station? Read full book review >

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GHOST MEDICINE by Aimée Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"The prolific Thurlos are at their best with the Ella Clah series (Black Thunder, 2011, etc.). Though this one isn't terribly mystifying, the information on Navajo life is well worth your time."
When a former cop is killed on a Navajo reservation, all the forces of the Tribal Police are brought to bear. Read full book review >

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WHITE THUNDER by David  Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sluggish prose and stilted dialogue, enlivened every now and then with a really interesting nugget about Navajo customs."
An FBI agent last seen intruding on a Navajo healing ceremony goes missing. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT LINE by Aimée Thurlo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Notable because it's one of the few novels that include Native American characters in a contemporary setting, this well-developed mystery should have wide appeal. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Crystal Manyfeathers has decided to carry on her family's rug-weaving tradition in order to earn money for college and as a way to leave the reservation for good. Read full book review >

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PLANT THEM DEEP by Aimée Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Unfortunately, the prose is pedestrian, the pace drags, and though the tribal lore is, as usual, genuinely interesting, it's not quite enough to redeem a pokey, dozy cozy."
Though this is billed as a mystery for Navajo tribal cop Ella Clah, it takes her mom to catch the thief. Read full book review >