Turquoise Girl

Turquoise Girl : An Ella Clah Novel

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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 a series of violent murders of young Navajo. Something about the crime scene reminds Ella of her days in the FBI, and she calls on Agent Blalock for help. And that's not the only link to Ella's past-clues indicates that Ella's father may have tried to stop this killer before his own murder. Working long hours, desperate to identify and stop the serial killer before he strikes again, Ella manages to squeeze in a few dates with Reverend Bilford Tome. Ella's father was a man of the cloth as well-is Ella following her mother's path, falling for a man whose faith she does not share?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 127 x 180 x 20mm | 220g
  • St. Martins Press-3pl
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765379570
  • 9780765379573

About Aimee Thurlo

Aimee and David Thurlo are the authors of the Ella Clah series, the Lee Nez series of Navajo vampire mysteries, and the Sister Agatha novels. Their other works include Plant Them Deep, a novel featuring Rose Destea, the mother of Ella Clah, and The Spirit Line, a young adult novel. David was raised on the Navajo Reservation and taught school there until his recent retirement. Aimee, a native of Cuba, has lived in the US for many years. They live in Corrales, New Mexico, and often make appearances at area bookstores.show more

Review quote

"The Thurlos are such deft hands at setting and mood that it's hard not to say "ahhhh" when sinking under the spell of one of their mysteries. One of the special pleasures of the Ella Clah novels is the way the authors develop their overall theme of 'walking in beauty' (being able to find the balance between positive and negative forces in life). Ella's personal struggles with the nature of her job, seeking justice in the aftermath of brutal crimes, perfectly reflect the theme."--"Booklist" (starred review) on "Turquoise Girl""The Thurlos write entertaining mysteries that explore the people and culture of Navajo country. Like Tony Hillerman, the authors have close ties with the people and society. The setting is interesting, the pacing very good, the complexity of plot appealing. From the hogan and the band of sheep to Shiprock, a modern city on the Navajo reservation, the Thurlos have captured the setting in the desert of the southwest. They have established themselves both as mystery writers of repute and chroniclers of the Navajo nation.''--"Mystery News "on" Turquoise Girl"show more

Rating details

290 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 32% (93)
4 37% (106)
3 27% (77)
2 3% (9)
1 2% (5)
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