Search Results: "David Thurlo"


BOOK REVIEW

KILL THE HEROES by David  Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Not much mystery, but plenty of action and local color make this installment more fun than most thrillers ripped from the headlines."
Are terrorists making a statement by killing heroes, or is the motive more personal? 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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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SURROGATE EVIL by David  Thurlo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A plodding, by-the-numbers vampire tale."
In his fourth adventure, Officer Lee Nez, full Navajo, half vampire, goes undercover to catch a monster. 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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ROB THY NEIGHBOR by David  Thurlo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A little mystery and a lot of mayhem keep the pot boiling in another wild tale of former military men putting their skills to good use in civilian life."
Albuquerque is as dangerous as Afghanistan for two Army buddies. 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 >