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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >