Ghost medicine

Ghost medicine

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Former Navajo Police officer Harry Ute's body is found in an isolated part of the Navajo Reservation, rumoured to be skinwalker country. This makes Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah's job much harder - no one wants to speak to her for fear of incurring the wrath of the Navajo witches. Harry's latest P.I. case involves tracking down property stolen from the county. This leads Ella to work with county Detective Dan Nez. Ella doesn't trust Nez but can't deny her growing attraction to him. The murder and thefts turn out to be the tip of an iceberg. Previously unknown Navajo artifacts are being offered for sale, indicating a hidden dig somewhere on the Reservation. As danger mounts, Ella worries that her latest case might also become her last.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 142 x 212 x 36mm | 359.99g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765334038
  • 9780765334039
  • 1,797,500

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-An outstanding series.- --Booklist (starred review) on the Ella Clah series-Aimee and David Thurlo have a robust regional series going with Ella Clah, a Navajo Tribal Police officer whose investigations usually involve a standoff between tribal tradition and modern ways.- --The New York Times Book Review-Navajo police sort through a tangle of lies and loyalties while respecting the values of traditionalists and adapting to modern intrusions.- --Publishers Weekly on Earthway-A first-rate thriller. If you are a mystery buff, you will enjoy this story, with colorful characters and that backdrop of the American Southwest.- --Shelf Life on Earthway-The Thurlos have done their research thoroughly and their portrayal of the Dine, their culture, and the arid landscape surrounding them is right on. But what really brings the story to life are the characters, especially Clah, her mother Rose, brother Clifford, and FBI agent Dwayne Blalock, who are finely drawn and represent the spectrum of beliefs on the reservation. This is a book and series worth exploring, especially for readers interested in native American culture. The mystery is complex, the tension high, and the plot bends and folds like a never-ending-snake.- --Mystery Scene Magazine on Never-Ending-Snake-Each mystery is a satisfying puzzle on its own. Razor-sharp suspense, deep atmosphere, and compelling characters make this another Ella Clah winner.- --Booklist on Coyote's Wife-The book mixes straightforward police procedural with Tony Hillerman-style exploration of the culture of the Navajo. Ella Clah continues to be a compelling character and the story here, which involves a possible serial killer (or maybe something a lot less complicated), should keep readers on their toes until the final pages.- --Booklist on Black Thunder "An outstanding series." --Booklist (starred review) on the Ella Clah series"Aimee and David Thurlo have a robust regional series going with Ella Clah, a Navajo Tribal Police officer whose investigations usually involve a standoff between tribal tradition and modern ways." --The New York Times Book Review"Navajo police sort through a tangle of lies and loyalties while respecting the values of traditionalists and adapting to modern intrusions." --Publishers Weekly on Earthway"A first-rate thriller. If you are a mystery buff, you will enjoy this story, with colorful characters and that backdrop of the American Southwest." --Shelf Life on Earthway"The Thurlos have done their research thoroughly and their portrayal of the Dine, their culture, and the arid landscape surrounding them is right on. But what really brings the story to life are the characters, especially Clah, her mother Rose, brother Clifford, and FBI agent Dwayne Blalock, who are finely drawn and represent the spectrum of beliefs on the reservation. This is a book and series worth exploring, especially for readers interested in native American culture. The mystery is complex, the tension high, and the plot bends and folds like a never-ending-snake." --Mystery Scene Magazine on Never-Ending-Snake"Each mystery is a satisfying puzzle on its own. Razor-sharp suspense, deep atmosphere, and compelling characters make this another Ella Clah winner." --Booklist on Coyote's Wife"The book mixes straightforward police procedural with Tony Hillerman-style exploration of the culture of the Navajo. Ella Clah continues to be a compelling character and the story here, which involves a possible serial killer (or maybe something a lot less complicated), should keep readers on their toes until the final pages." --Booklist on Black Thunder An outstanding series. "Booklist (starred review) on the Ella Clah series" Aimee and David Thurlo have a robust regional series going with Ella Clah, a Navajo Tribal Police officer whose investigations usually involve a standoff between tribal tradition and modern ways. "The New York Times Book Review""" Navajo police sort through a tangle of lies and loyalties while respecting the values of traditionalists and adapting to modern intrusions. "Publishers Weekly on Earthway" A first-rate thriller. If you are a mystery buff, you will enjoy this story, with colorful characters and that backdrop of the American Southwest. "Shelf Life on Earthway" The Thurlos have done their research thoroughly and their portrayal of the Dine, their culture, and the arid landscape surrounding them is right on. But what really brings the story to life are the characters, especially Clah, her mother Rose, brother Clifford, and FBI agent Dwayne Blalock, who are finely drawn and represent the spectrum of beliefs on the reservation. This is a book and series worth exploring, especially for readers interested in native American culture. The mystery is complex, the tension high, and the plot bends and folds like a never-ending-snake. "Mystery Scene Magazine on Never-Ending-Snake" Each mystery is a satisfying puzzle on its own. Razor-sharp suspense, deep atmosphere, and compelling characters make this another Ella Clah winner. "Booklist on Coyote's Wife" The book mixes straightforward police procedural with Tony Hillerman style exploration of the culture of the Navajo. Ella Clah continues to be a compelling character and the story here, which involves a possible serial killer (or maybe something a lot less complicated), should keep readers on their toes until the final pages. "Booklist on Black Thunder"" Praise for the Ella Clah series: "An outstanding series."--"Booklist" (starred review) "Aimee and David Thurlo have a robust regional series going with Ella Clah, a Navajo Tribal Police officer whose investigations usually involve a standoff between tribal tradition and modern ways."--"The New York Times Book Review""Navajo police sort through a tangle of lies and loyalties while respecting the values of traditionalists and adapting to modern intrusions."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Earthway" "A first-rate thriller. If you are a mystery buff, you will enjoy this story, with colorful characters and that backdrop of the American Southwest."--"Shelf Life" on "Earthway" """The Thurlos have done their research thoroughly and their portrayal of the Dine, their culture, and the arid landscape surrounding them is right on. But what really brings the story to life are the characters, especially Clah, her mother Rose, brother Clifford, and FBI agent Dwayne Blalock, who are finely drawn and represent the spectrum of beliefs on the reservation. This is a book and series worth exploring, especially for readers interested in native American culture. The mystery is complex, the tension high, and the plot bends and folds like a never-ending-snake."--"Mystery Scene Magazine" on "Never-Ending-Snake ""Each mystery is a satisfying puzzle on its own. Razor-sharp suspense, deep atmosphere, and compelling characters make this another Ella Clah winner."--"Booklist" on "Coyote's Wife ""The book mixes straightforward police procedural with Tony Hillerman-style exploration of the culture of the Navajo. Ella Clah continues to be a compelling character and the story here, which involves a possible serial killer (or maybe something a lot less complicated), should keep readers on their toes until the final pages." --"Booklist" on "Black Thunder" Praise for the Ella Clah series: "An outstanding series."--"Booklist" (starred review) "Aimee and David Thurlo have a robust regional series going with Ella Clah, a Navajo Tribal Police officer whose investigations usually involve a standoff between tribal tradition and modern ways."--"The New York Times Book Review""Navajo police sort through a tangle of lies and loyalties while respecting the values of traditionalists and adapting to modern intrusions."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Earthway" "A first-rate thriller. If you are a mystery buff, you will enjoy this story, with colorful characters and that backdrop of the American Southwest."--"Shelf Life" on "Earthway" """The Thurlos have done their research thoroughly and their portrayal of the Dine, their culture, and the arid landscape surrounding them is right on. But what really brings the story to life are the characters, especially Clah, her mother Rose, brother Clifford, and FBI agent Dwayne Blalock, who are finely drawn and represent the spectrum of beliefs on the reservation. This is a book and series worth exploring, especially for readers interested in native American culture. The mystery is complex, the tension high, and the plot bends and folds like a never-ending-snake."--"Mystery Scene Magazine" on "Never-Ending-Snake""Each mystery is a satisfying puzzle on its own. Razor-sharp suspense, deep atmosphere, and compelling characters make this another Ella Clah winner."--"Booklist" on "Coyote's Wife""The book mixes straightforward police procedural with Tony Hillerman-style exploration of the culture of the Navajo. Ella Clah continues to be a compelling character and the story here, which involves a possible serial killer (or maybe something a lot less complicated), should keep readers on their toes until the final pages." --"Booklist" on "Black Thunder"show more

About Aimee Thurlo

AIMEE AND DAVID THURLO are the authors of the critically-acclaimed Ella Clah mystery series, which includes Black Thunder and Never-ending-snake. They have also written the Sister Agatha mysteries; several novels about a Lee Nez, a Navajo vampire; The Spirit Line, a young adult novel; and numerous romantic suspense novels for Harlequin Intrigue. The Thurlos live in Corrales, New Mexico, with a number of animals who reflect their passion for animal adoption. David grew up on the Navajo Reservation and later returned there to teach. Aimee is a native of Cuba who has lived in the American Southwest for more than thirty yearsshow more

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4 46% (112)
3 22% (53)
2 4% (9)
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