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Ella Clah

Blackening Song

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, Ella must plumb the depths of the struggle between traditionalist and modernist forces among the Navajo to find her father's murderer.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Death Walker

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 Special Investigator with the tribal police, Ella investigates the brutal murders of several of the Dineh's "living treasures," Navajos esteemed for their knowledge of the tribe's religious and cultural wisdom. Illusion and ritual duel with police procedures and science as Ella strives to find out who is destroying the heart of the tribe.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Bad Medicine

When the daughter of Senator Yellowhair is killed in a suspicious car accident, the Senator accuses Ella and the tribe's medical examiner, Dr. Carolyn Roanhorse, of falsifying the autopsy results. An outbreak of meningitis leads to more trouble when many of those who are vaccinated against the illness begin dying from a different, unidentified disease. Riots between Indian and white workers at the Navajo-owned mine stretch the resources of the tribal police even thinner. Convinced that solving one mystery means solving them all, Ella plunges into her investigations despite threats from all sides and her suspicions that Navajo witches are somehow involved. Ella Clah has sworn to protect her people from all menaces--spiritual or physical--and she's not going to back off now.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Enemy Way

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 training that has her honed her instincts. The Navajo are in turmoil. the tribal police are spread thin throughout the vast reservation, trying to rein in gang violence, murderous drunk drivers, and race riots. Ella's newest assignment is to solve the murder of an old friend's fiancee. Ella is shocked to discover signs of skinwalker activity in the woman's home--was her friend's fiancee a Navajo witch, a hereditary enemy of Ella's family. Ella must solve the murder, do something to stop drinking and driving on the Rez, and keep Navajo teenagers from killing each other, while trying to find and fight her oldest enemies.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Shooting Chant

Once and FBI agent, Ella Clah is now a Special Investigator with the Navajo Police. She walks a tightrope between the Navajo and white worlds, fully accepted by neither but needed by both. Ella's brother, Clifford, a hataali or medicine man, says that her investigative skills are a gift from the spirits who guard and guide the Dineh, but Ella insists it's her FBI training that has honed her instincts. Ella's life is about to change in ways she can barely begin to imagine--she is newly pregnant, and though she knows who the father is, she will not marry him. In Navajo society, her child will be of her clan, and will be accepted by her family, no matter what--but how can she stay a police officer, exposing herself and her unborn child to terrible danger day after day? Given her current caseload, it's hard for Ella to put off making a final decision about her career. There's a near-riot at LabKote, a factory on the Reservation that produces high-quality vessels for medical labs. The Fierce Ones, an activist group of Navajo, are insisting that more native workers be hired by the firm--including a Navajo replacement for a manager recently found dead in his car, an apparent suicide. A sniper shoots at Ella as she drives to another crime scene--the home of State Senator James Yellowhair, who has been kidnapped. Feuding between traditionalist and modernist elements in the Navajo nation heats up with sabotage, vandalism, and murder, spurred by a rise in birth defects among the Dineh's livestock and rustling of sheep and cattle. Ella's personal concerns mount when officers investigating a break-in at the health clinic discover that the records of several pregnant women--including Ella--are missing. Then one of the pregnant women is murdered....

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
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Red Mesa

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 night. Suddenly Ella Clah, cop, is Ella Clah, murder suspect. Stunned by Justine's death, Ella has no time to mourn. Her former allies in the Navajo Police Department and the FBI are hot on her trail, using techniques she taught them to hunt her down. Ella has to find the real killers--and fast--before the Dineh act on a growing belief that Ella's mother, brother, and young daughter have become evil.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Changing Woman

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. Changing Woman Change surrounds Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah. The father of her child seems ready to be more of a father, though it will alter the rhythm of all their lives and may hurt his political career. Ella.s mother, Rose, has rediscovered her passion for politics and struggles to guide her people on the best way to walk in beauty. The Dineh seem to be ready to bring casino gambling to the Rez, despite the risk that the character of the Navajo Nation will be forever altered. Speaking eloquently against the proposal, Rose becomes a national celebrity. Ella has no time to think about how these changes will affect her and her two-year-old daughter. The Navajo Police Force is combating an increasingly violent wave of vandalism, always two steps behind despite their best efforts. Events come to a head with the terrorist takeover of a coal mine and power plant on the Reservation. Ella must keep the terrorists from blowing up the power plant.but how can she focus on being a cop when her daughter is missing?

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Tracking Bear

A group of businessmen is working to open a uranium mine and nuclear power plant on the Navajo Reservation. The NEED project will provide cheap power to the Navajo nation, employ many who are out of work, and earn income for the tribe by selling surplus power to Arizona, New Mexico, and other western states. Investigating the murder of a Navajo cop during a break-in and robbery, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah learns that the dead man's father, a retired physicist, is strongly opposed to uranium mining and nuclear plants. Ella's mother, Rose, opposes the plans as well, taking as her cause the health of the workers and the land. Kevin Tolino, the father of Ella's daughter, hires a bodyguard after receiving threats because of his public support of the project. A Navajo community college teacher is assaulted, and his office and home ransacked-apparently by the same person who murdered the Navajo police officer. A tribal official who opposes NEED is murdered. Clues seem to lead to a major supporter of the nuclear project, but the man insists he's being framed. Other area murders are also linked to NEED supporters-but why would a group of wealthy businessmen kill their opponents when they could just outspend them? There has to be more going on than political wrangling, but Ella is fumbling in the dark, with uncooperative witnesses and few clues.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
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Wind Spirit

When an arson fire claims the life of the wife of a Navajo Councilmember who spearheaded gun control measures, tensions flare throughout the Rez. 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 quickly when an underground explosion triggered the collapse of an abandoned mineshaft. Seeing a child sliding into an exposed tunnel, Ella saved his life but was trapped underground for several frightening, airless minutes. Ella's brother Clifford, a Navajo medicine man, believes that Ella died and that his hataalii abilities showed her wandering wind spirit the way back to her body. Traditionalist Navajo are reluctant to speak to Ella, fearing that she has been contaminated with chindi and become evil. Even some of her fellow police officers are uncomfortable in Ella's presence. Undaunted, Ella continues her quest for justice. But she knows that her experiences underground have changed her permanently. Perhaps she will find a new way to walk in beauty . . . .

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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White Thunder

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 believes her to have received special treatment because she is Native American. Determined to find the missing man, Ella studies Thomas's latest case--a fraud investigation--and finds that evidence is missing or has been tampered with. Clues lead both to the interrupted Sing and to Ella's old friend, FBI agent Blalock. Ella knows Blalock is incapable of assaulting one of his own men--but that leaves the focus on the hataaliis. The fraud trail leads through a maze of paperwork, banks, government offices, mortuaries, and into the Navajos' most dearly held-beliefs about death. Only by finding the truth--and fast--will Ella be able to save Andrew Thomas.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Mourning Dove

Jimmy Blacksheep, a Navajo member of the New Mexico National Guard recently returned from Iraq, is killed in what appears to be a carjacking gone wrong. But when Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah receives a mysterious package in the mail, she begins to suspect that Jimmy's death is part of something larger. Ella finds she must use Navajo lore, not FBI cryptography, to decode Jimmy's message. Tantalizing clues link Jimmy's death to his military service--but what could the medic have seen in Iraq that would make him a target for murder back home? Ella's personal life seems just as complicated as her case. Her mother, Rose Destea, marries her long-time beau, Herman Cloud. Then the father of Ella's daughter, Dawn, asks for a change in custody arrangements that will reduce Ella to a weekend mother--a much easier fit with her workload but something that will take a terrible toll on her heart.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Turquoise Girl

Valerie Tso has been murdered, apparently during a break-in, and Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah is determined to find the killer.and fast. Valerie is the estranged mother of Boots, who takes care of Ella.s daughter after school. Ella owes Boots a quick resolution to the case. Unfortunately, things aren.t as simple as they seem. A Bible verse on a scrap of paper left near the body reminds Ella of a string of murders of Navajo women she worked on in her FBI days. The killer was never found. Now he seems to be killing again, targeting the children of the women he murdered ten years ago. Ella discovers that the earlier victims.and Valerie.had been lovers of Caleb Frank, a successful Navajo businessman. Once a member of Ella.s father.s congregation, Frank had believed that sinners had to be punished. Could Boots.born out of wedlock.be Caleb Frank.s next target? Ella is an unmarried mother.is her own daughter in danger?

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Coyote's Wife

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 Diné at their worst.and at their best.as they balance the modern era with the traditional Navajo way of life. Ervin Benally, son-in-law of the powerful Navajo businesswoman and politician Abigail Yellowhair, plans to bring satellite telephone service to the Rez. When Benally is attacked and another man is killed, Yellowhair orders Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah assigned to the case. Ella is determined to find out who is behind the attacks, which include elements of Navajo witchcraft. Coyote's Wife, which introduces a new source of tension in Ella.s personal life, will satisfy both the returning reader and those new to this series.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Earthway

Ella Clah has found her place on the Navajo Reservation, in her tribe, her clan, and her family. She has seen the Diné 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 the tribe voted for the plant, there are those who believe that nuclear power is inherently dangerous--and particularly so for the Navajo, due to past uranium mining operations that contaminated land and water and sickened many Navajo workers and their families. A group of activists is determined to do whatever is necessary to stop the plant--assault, sabotage, domestic terrorism. When a fellow Navajo Police officer is injured in an attack aimed at Ella.s boyfriend, Ella vows to do whatever it takes to find the terrorists and bring them to justice.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Neverending Snake

When Never-ending-snake begins, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah is returning from Washington, DC, where she was offered a lucrative job with a private security firm. Taking the job would mean uprooting her daughter, but it might give the young teen opportunities she.d never see on the Reservation. As Ella and her companions deplane, gunfire sends them diving for cover. When the shooting stops, a Navajo war hero has been mortally wounded.but was alternative fuel lobbyist Nelson Lonewolf the intended victim? Or was the gunman aiming for powerful tribal attorney Kevin Tolino? Or for Ella herself? Ella struggles to find the killers while helping the tribe find a way to move forward with the alternative-fuel project and protecting her family.and Kevin, her daughter.s father. Never-ending-snake, a tense police procedural, is part of the Ella Clah mystery series.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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Black Thunder

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 investigation with the New Mexico police. Identifying the dead isn.t easy.some had been buried for years.and at first the cases look to be nothing but dead ends. Then one of the bodies turns out to be that of a missing man who was believed to have embezzled funds from his construction firm and suspicions focus on the man.s partner. With no obvious links between any of the corpses and the anniversary of their deaths fast approaching, Ella feels frustrated by the investigation.s lack of progress. Unless they can find what connects these victims, someone else may soon be killed. Ella.s ability to concentrate is battered by worries about her teenage daughter, who has been skipping school, and her mother, who is cooking up a storm, a sure sign that trouble is brewing in the household.

  • Clah is always good company on and off the reservation.. - New York Times
  • With their Ella Clah series, Aimée and David Thurlo have made a significant contribution to the sub-genre of detective fiction about Native Americans.. - The Mystery Review
  • An outstanding series.. Speaking of Ella Clah- Booklist- starred review
  • As always, the Thurlos bring the reservation to life.. - Kirkus Reviews
  • Fans of Tony Hillerman.s Navajo novels will find themselves in familiar territory if they read the mysteries featuring Special Investigator Ella Clah.. - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Well constructed plots and a recurring cast of growing characters make this one of the best series featuring a Native American sleuth.. - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. (On Ella Clah)
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A Rose Destea Novel

Plant Them Deep

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-gathering spots and from people who think the Rez should be cultivated with genetically-engineered plants instead of native species. Rose is shocked to discover that many plants appear to have been stolen, perhaps for the lucrative market for alternative and natural medications. Soon after her notes and maps are stolen, a Navajo man is found dead near a gathering site. Rose is convinced that he was murdered by the plant thief. Rose has picked up a trick or two from Ella Clah, her police officer daughter; she begins an independent investigation that soon has her up to her neck in trouble.

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Sister Agatha

Bad Faith

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-she is used to having her faith and newly-acquired patience tested. But when popular chaplain Father Anselm is poisoned to death in the middle of Mass, Sister Agatha has to bring all her worldly skepticism and savvy instincts to uncover the truth before scandal and unjust suspicion destroy Our Lady of Hope's future. She's up against a hostile local sheriff, an ex-lover who's never forgiven her for 'abandoning' their life together. She's got no shortage of suspects-with-secrets outside-and inside-the monastery. And she'll have to race the clock to stop one remorseless murderer before there's more hell to pay...

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Thief In Retreat

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 discreetly investigate the odd disappearances of valuable religious folk art from The Retreat, a former New Mexico monastery-turned-upscale-inn. But soon Sister Agatha is entangled in one unearthly puzzle that includes an art expert who's vanished without a trace, a truly strange flock of out-there suspects, and an unnerving apparition no amount of rationality can explain. She'll have to bring all her worldly instincts and savvy to heading off a disastrous scandal--as well as a sheriff more interested in political glory than finding the truth. And between strange clues and plenty of unexpected motives, Sister Agatha will need plenty of spiritual intervention and heaven-sent cunning to bring one devilish murderer to book.

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Prey for a Miracle

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 such, Sister Agatha is the link between her cloistered sisters and the outside world. Usually this means running errands in the monastery's slowly dying car (dubbed the Anti-Chrystler) or their motorcycle, with Pax, the order's German Shepard, in the side car. But sometimes it means something a bit more -- like now when the diocese is upset by reports of a young girl whose parents claim is receiving visitations from the Virgin Mary and providing insight into future events. Wanting neither to ignore a real miracle, nor give credence to what might be merely an attempt to defraud the faithful, they ask Sister Agatha to investigate. But her inquires are soon complicated when the girl herself disappears, apparently having been kidnapped, and Sister Agatha will need more than faith to bring her home.

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False Witness

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 seems like divine intervention when an ailing millionaire asks Sister Agatha.the extern nun whose investigative skills have earned her points in Heaven.to find his long-estranged niece. All Sister Agatha has to do is track down the woman, and the monastery.s financial worries will be over. But at what cost? Sister Agatha.s investigation quickly lands her in the midst of a deadly situation.and now it.s going to take more than faith alone to see that justice is done.

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Prodigal Nun

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 novice nun from a different order who needs a place to stay locally while she teaches at the Catholic school and an order to take responsibility for her while she.s there. And Sister Josephine - Sister Jo as she likes to be called - is a handful. Loud, boisterous, free with her opinions, inappropriate, impulsive and snores loud enough to wake the dead, the young nun doesn't fit in well with the contemplative order and the older nuns of Our Lady of Hope.

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Bad Samaritan

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 murder of his rival in the upcoming election.

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Lee Nez

Second Sunrise

New Mexico State Police Officer Lee Nez is a nightwalker, 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 suspects that the vampire who created him during World War II is back in the US, searching for a cache of stolen plutonium. And Lee's being stalked by the remnants of a pack of skinwalkers-Navajo shapeshifters-who are literally out for his blood. When the FBI shows up, in the person of the very attractive Diane Lopez, Lee's problems only increase. He can't tell Diane that the case she's looking into involves skinwalkers or that its his supernatural abilities that make him such a great cop. And teaming up with Lee could be very hazardous to her health.

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Blood Retribution

Lee Nez is a nightwalker-a Navajo vampire-and a New Mexico state police officer. Investigating cop-killing smugglers who are bringing in jewels and silver from Mexico, Lee is teamed once again with sexy FBI agent Diane Lopez, who knows Lee is a vampire and is attracted to him nonetheless. The smugglers are Navajo shapeshifters or skinwalkers-and the cop and the FBI agent must kill them all without revealing that the smugglers are werewolves or that Lee is a vampire. Complicating matters, Lee is being stalked by a pair of vampire assassins who want revenge on him for killing their leader.

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Pale Death

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 officer who prefers his blood chilled in the refrigerator, not hot from someone.s neck. Supernatural explanations for the deaths abound.some believe they are the work of the "goatsucker" spirit, others that the killer is an extraterrestrial. Lee Nez, assigned to the case at Diane.s request, privately agrees with her that there.s a vampire on the loose, but announces that they are looking for a serial killer. Lee and Diane discover that the victims all worked for a secret government lab that was studying a captured vampire, Stewart Tanner. Half-insane from being experimented on, Tanner broke free and took revenge on the doctors and technicians who had been torturing him. Desperate to remain free, Tanner threatens to continue killing federal employees unless the US government agrees to leave him alone. In a violent confrontation, Tanner discovers that Lee is a vampire. Believing Lee is colluding with the government, Tanner vows to kill him. Complicating matters, forensic specialist Dr. Victor Wayne, who began the case as a skeptic.believing Tanner had a rare blood disorder.has begun to believe in vampires. And has turned his attention on Lee . . . . Trying to turn Dr. Wayne back into a skeptic while protecting federal workers, tracking down Tanner, and staying alive.or at least undead.taxes all of Lee Nez.s abilities, natural and supernatural.

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Surrogate Evil

It's frustrating for local law enforcement to come up against a piece of scum like Newton Glover. He's dirty as hell, everyone knows that--breaks into and vandalizes his neighbors' homes; cheats and steals from everyone; folks suspect he deals drugs and porn. He's even killed a man and gotten away with it. He gets away with all of it, hinting that he has a secret government background and that he's "protected" by the Powers That Be. Glover may finally have gone too far. He's suspected of kidnapping a young teenage boy to use for child porn and a pedophile sex-ring. There's no proof, but this time, Albuquerque police are determined to nail Glover to the wall. Lee Nez, a Navajo state police officer, and Diane Lopez, an FBI agent, go undercover in Glover's trailer park. Lee and Diane find that their growing attraction for each other is heightened by their posing as husband and wife, but do not allow that to distract them from their mission. They soon learn that not long ago, Glover's neighbors tried to take the law into their own hands--they dragged Glover from his home and beat him to death, leaving him in a shallow grave. To everyone's shock, a few days later Glover reappeared with not a mark on him. Lee and Diane are no strangers to the supernatural--Lee is a Navajo vampire and Diane's last FBI partner was killed by a werewolf. Whatever Glover is, they'll deal with it. When a second child goes missing and clues link her to Glover, Lee and Diane know they are running out of time. Glover may be some kind of un-dead, but soon those children will be really dead, or worse.

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Long Mountain Heroes

Alpha Warrior

Nick Blacksheep was an outsider to all: the police force, his community and the women he kept at arm's length. Experienced in modern warfare, the tall Navajo's imposing spirit recalled the intensity of his ancestors. His heart incapable of wounding, Nick was the fiercest protector beautiful Drew Simmons could have ever imagined--or desired. With contract killers on her tail, the small-town librarian needed a cop who was true to his word. Though Blacksheep promised to safeguard Drew, he couldn't have expected her compassion to thaw the ice in his veins. Now his greatest duty isn't to himself, but the woman he welcomed into his home.

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Twilight Warrior

The past could never truly be left behind, and Detective Travis Blacksheep had learned that lesson well. His past had brought him back to the Navajo Nation and kept him devoted to his ancestral traditions. But now a faded memory stood on his doorstep asking for help.the woman he had never been able to forget. Laura Perry was back in Three Rivers to catch a serial killer, and she was willing to use herself as bait. Without Travis protecting her, she'd be an easy target. But keeping Laura alive was easier than keeping his hands off her. And with a relentless predator on their trail, distractions weren't something either of them could afford..

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Copper Canyon

Winter Hawk's Legend

Winter Hawk's Legend is very special to me. The book is all about strength in family, and more importantly, how a real family is defined. It's not always about blood, but it is about love...and a touch of magic. Each book in the Copper Canyon series will feature one of six brothers. Termed incorrigible as boys, they became lost in the foster care system after their parents passed on. Hosteen (Mister) Silver brought them back to the Rez and raised them as his own, transforming their lives. Now, men of honor, they stand ready to meet trouble head on. We begin this series with Daniel Hawk. The former bad boy, now a man, lives life by his own terms...until he meets Holly Gates, a strong woman who's suddenly become the target of an unseen fanatic. Daniel's sworn to keep her safe, but Holly has a mind of her own. Protecting her means facing a danger he's never faced before - losing his heart to a woman who has also learned how to defy the odds.

These books showcase the power of family, and more importantly, how a real family is defined. It's not always about blood, but it is about love...and maybe a touch of magic. Each book in the Copper Canyon series will feature one of six brothers. Termed incorrigible as boys, they became lost in the foster care system after their parents passed on. Hosteen (Mister) Silver brought them back to the Rez and raised them as his own, transforming their lives. Now, men of honor, they stand ready to meet trouble head on.

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Power of the Raven

Gene Redhouse believes in signs. But when Lori Baker literally jumps into his life, the Navajo wisdom he's learned disappears. Lori is being stalked and she's never been so frightened, or so alone. Although it seems they belong to different worlds, the connection between them is instant and intense. And if he can keep her alive long enough, he vows to explore every inch of her.. With his chiseled features and powerful build, Gene is the safe harbor in Lori's stormy sea. And yet with her past weighing her down, Lori must decide which is more dangerous: the stranger trailing her every step, or the one daring her to trust him.

These books showcase the power of family, and more importantly, how a real family is defined. It's not always about blood, but it is about love...and maybe a touch of magic. Each book in the Copper Canyon series will feature one of six brothers. Termed incorrigible as boys, they became lost in the foster care system after their parents passed on. Hosteen (Mister) Silver brought them back to the Rez and raised them as his own, transforming their lives. Now, men of honor, they stand ready to meet trouble head on.

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Secrets of the Lynx

For P.I. Paul Grayhorse, there were no secrets.thanks to his special Navajo gift. He knew why U.S. Deputy Marshal Kendra Armstrong found him in the canyons of New Mexico. Reopening the case that ended his marshal career and killed his partner did more than haunt Paul; it put him in the crosshairs.

Using Paul to flush out her fugitive was risky, but teaming with him was downright dangerous. In his arms, Kendra felt like a woman, with a woman's desires. But with his powers, could she hide her biggest secret.that she'd fallen for him? And that for the first time in her career, she was afraid.afraid to live without him if she couldn't get her man?

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Falcon's Run

Detective Preston Bowman had a Navajo gift for sensing danger. And the danger stalking Abby Langdon was undeniable. But nothing could force her off the Sitting Tall Ranch she'd built for disabled children-not even her own near-death experience....

Alone on her isolated ranch, she had no one to trust-no one but Preston. And as the risk intensified, so did her desire for the strong, silent lawman. But Preston was from a different world. Even if he could keep everyone on the ranch safe...she couldn't say the same for her heart.

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