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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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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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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PREY FOR A MIRACLE by Aimée Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 2006

"Slim pickings in the mystery department, and definitely not for the faithless."
On a dark and stormy New Mexico night, Jessica Tannen's car is forced off the road and her daughter disappears. Read full book review >

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BLACK THUNDER by Aimée Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Ella's cases (Earthway, 2009, etc.) are always a good value. The latest is a procedural containing the usual insights into Navajo culture."
Serial killers are stalking residents of a Navajo reservation. Read full book review >

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BAD FAITH by Aimée Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 2002

"Negligible mystery, characters out of paperback romance, and a plodding prose style unimproved by the change in venue."
Placing Special Agent Ella Clah of the Navajo Tribal Police on hold after seven outings (Changing Woman, p. 147, etc.), the Thurlos get themselves to a nunnery. 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 >

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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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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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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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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 >