Few writers have captured the flavor of the American Southwest better than Aimee and David Thurlo, in both mysteries and romantic suspense.Josephine Buck runs a trading post just off the Navajo Reservation. Widow Leigh Ann Vance is Jo's right-hand-woman, filling the emptiness in her own life. Short...
Charlie Henry, former Special Forces operative and newly minted pawnbroker, thinks that he's finally turned a corner and the calm, quiet life he's always wanted is just ahead. But life never really works out that way. A young Navajo man comes into Charlie's shop, FOB Pawn, claiming that his girlfri...
Charlie Henry is the proud new owner of the Three Balls pawnshop, having recently returned Stateside from special-ops work in Iraq. The transition back to normal life seems to be going smoothly for him and his Army buddy and co-owner of the shop, Gordon Sweeney -- until Gina, Charlie’s childhood ...
An Ella Clah Novel - 18
Aimee and David Thurlo’s newest mystery Ghost Medicine, featuring Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah. Ella takes all her cases personally, but some cases are more personal than others. The murder of Harry Ute is one of those -- not only because Ella and Harry dated, years ago, but ...
A Time of Change is a perfect example of the Thurlos's ability to combine passion with tension as they introduce readers to Josephine Buck and other employees at a New Mexico trading post. When The Outpost's owner dies, Josephine, a young Navajo woman, is shocked to discover that Tom Stuart, whom s...
An Ella Clah Novel - 17
A construction crew found the first body. The cops found three more, in a cluster that lay on both sides of the border of the Navajo Reservation. Because some of the bodies were buried outside the Rez, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah and her team must work a delicate joint investiga...
An Ella Clah Novel - 16
As a people, the Navajo seek to walk in beauty and find a balance between modern and traditional culture. As a mother, a daughter, and a member of the Navajo Nation, Ella Clah finds her own way to walk -- but as a police officer, she seeks both justice and truth. When Never-ending-snake begins,...
Sister Agatha of the Our Lady of Hope monastery in Bernalillo, New Mexico has become reknowned -- and occasionally infamous -- for her crime solving skills. Now she must bring her skills to bear on her most important case yet -- her friend and ally Sheriff Tom Green is a suspect in the brutal murd...
An Ella Clah Novel - 15
Ella Clah has found her place on the Navajo Reservation, in her tribe, her clan, and her family. She has seen the Dine at their worst--and at their best--as they balance the modern era with the traditional Navajo way of life. The Navajo are building a nuclear power plant on the Reservation. Though...
An Ella Clah Novel - 14
Ella Clah is no longer an unsure young woman recently returned to the Navajo Reservation from a stint with the FBI; she has found her place in her tribe, her clan, and her family. She has seen the Dine at their worst--and at their best--as they balance the modern era with the traditional Navajo way...
Our Lady of Hope is an aging monastery run by a cloistered order in rural New Mexico. Perennially cash-strapped for needed repairs and maintenance, when the local diocese offers to pay for a new water well it is, well, a godsend. But there's a catch -- in return, they want the monastery to house ...
A BLESSING IN DISGUISE Situated in rural New Mexico, Our Lady of Hope Monastery squeaks by on donations and various craft and skilled jobs suited to the nuns' cloistered, contemplative life. When a stolen SUV crashes through their outside walls, Our Lady's budget goes through the roof. So it see...
An Ella Clah Novel - 13
Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah has seen a lot of death in the decade since she returned to the Reservation, but nothing quite as bad as the latest violent murder of a young Navajo woman. Something about the crime scene reminds Ella of her days in the FBI, and she calls on Agent Dwayne...
DIVINE INTERVENTION Sister Agatha is an extern nun in the cloistered order at the Our Lady of Hope Monastery near a small New Mexican desert town. As an extern, Sister Agatha is the link between her cloistered sisters and the outside world. Usually this means running errands in the monastery's slo...
An Ella Clah Novel - 12
What seems to be a carjacking gone wrong leads to the death of Jimmy Blacksheep, a Navajo member of the New Mexico National Guard recently returned from Iraq. When Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah receives a mysterious package in the mail, she begins to suspect that Jimmy's death is par...
A Lee Nez Novel - 3
A string of mysterious, gruesome deaths in the Shiprock area has attracted the attention of FBI agent Diane Lopez, who is stunned to learn that one of the victims was a childhood friend. To Diane, the killer is unmistakably a vampire--but the only vampire she knows of is Lee Nez, a State Police off...
An Ella Clah Novel - 11
FBI agent Andrew Thomas has disappeared after interrupting a Navajo ritual being performed by a group of medicine men or hataaliis. Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah is assigned to the case over the objections of Thomas's supervisor, who unfavorably recalls Ella's time with the FBI and b...
EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN... A former investigative reporter, Sister Agatha has more than her fair share of spiritual challenges as an extern, a nun responsible for her cloistered order's dealings with the outside world. Still, she's instantly intrigued when the archbishop requests she discree...
A Lee Nez Novel - 2
Lee Nez is a nightwalker-a Navajo vampire. He's also a New Mexico state police officer. Paired with sexy FBI agent Diane Lopez, Lee is tracking down violent smugglers who have killed two cops while bringing silver and turquoise across the border from Mexico.Shocked to discover that the smugglers ar...
An Ella Clah Novel - 10
When an arson fire claims the life of the wife of a Navajo Councilmember who spearheaded gun control measures, tensions flare throughout the Rex. Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah's search for the killers is hampered by what happened to her a few days earlier. That day, Ella had acted...
Medicine men and members of the Plant Watchers society report that sacred healing plants are disappearing from the Rez. In an effort to locate and protect the rare plants, the tribal council asks Rose for help. She faces strong opposition both from healers reluctant to reveal their secret herb-gath...
Is nuclear power the future for the Navajo? NEED, a consortium of businessmen, plans to open uranium mine and nuclear power plant on the Navaj Reservation, providing cheap power and jobs. For many Dineh, the NEED project looks like a wonderful opportunity. But many others remember all too clearl...
THE DEVIL IN THE DETAILS Once she was Professor Mary Naughton, investigative reporter, teacher, and free spirit. Now she is Sister Agatha of Our Lady of Hope, a cloistered, financially-struggling monastery in New Mexico. As an extern-a nun who handles her order's dealings with the outside world-...
A Lee Nez Novel - 1
New Mexico State Police Officer Lee Nez is a night-walker, a Navajo vampire. Thanks to the quick work of a Navajo shaman. Lee can walk about in the day and prefers his blood- refrigerated--but his vampire nature makes him a magnet for other supernatural entities. Take his: current cases. Lee sus...
In the Navajo tradition, Changing Woman represents life springing up from nothing. She is the ultimate hope of the world. She is Woman, who embodies all the mysteries of life. Change surrounds Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah. The father of her child seems ready to be more of a fathe...
Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah is on the run. Justine, Ella's cousin and fellow officer, disappeared after the two women argued publicly over Justine's new boyfriend. Human bones are discovered at the spot where the younger woman had told her family she and Ella were to meet late one ...
As Shooting Chant opens, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah is newly pregnant. Though unmarried, she has no fears about her child's acceptance by her family; according to Navajo tradition, a child is always of its mother's clan. But can Ella be a good cop if she's worried that any mistake...
Former FBI agent Ella Clah is now a Special Investigator with the native police force. Her brother, Clifford, a medicine man, says that her investigative skills are gifts from the spirits who guard and guide the Navajo, but Ella insists it's her FBI training that has honed her instincts. The Nav...
Set on the Navajo reservation packed with Native American wisdom, Aimee and David Thurlo's Ella Clah novels are written with a sharp eye for conflict between the traditionalist and modernist ways of life. Former FBI Agent Ella Clah is now a special investigator with the native police force on the N...
Returning to the Navajo Reservation and solving her father's murder taught former FBI Agent Ella Clah a great deal about herself and her people, the Dineh. She has begun to accept that that there is more to the world than can be explained by FBI training and forensic science. Newly hired as a Speci...
Blackening Song is the debut of Navajo FBI agent Ella Clah, who returns to the reservation to investigate the murder of her father, a minister. The ritual nature of the killing makes Ella's brother, a medicine man, the prime suspect. Without cooperation from the tribe, the FBI, or the local police,...