Search Results: "Aimée Thurlo"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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THE PAWNBROKER by David Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Fans of the Sister Agatha and Ella Clah mysteries (Ghost Medicine, 2013, etc.) will find the Thurlos' new series kickoff more thriller than mystery, though there's still a touch of the trademark Navajo lore."
Two war veterans find that their special ops skills come in unexpectedly handy back stateside in Albuquerque, N.M. Read full book review >

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FALSE WITNESS by David  Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"Sister Agatha's fourth appearance (Prey for a Miracle, 2006, etc.) offers an easy puzzle for its pleasant cast of characters."
The search for a missing person puts Sister Agatha and her friends in the order in grave danger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACKENING SONG by Aimée Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"The real pleasure here is in the complex depiction of cultural conflict and assimilation."
Racism and religious fanaticism make for strong villains in a promising suspense-series debut by the Thurlos (Second Shadow, 1993, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BAD SAMARITAN by Aimée Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"A case designed to appeal to Agatha's fans while keeping them waiting to learn the fate of Our Lady of Hope."
Sister Agatha faces not only the closing of her beloved monastery but also the most important murder case of her life. Read full book review >

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NEVER-ENDING-SNAKE by Aimée Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Another middling mystery enlivened by its glimpse into the complicated lives of modern reservation dwellers."
Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah has several cases to solve, including her own attempted murder. Read full book review >