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Black Thunder: An Ella Clah Novel (Ella Clah)

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A construction crew found the first body. The cops found three more—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 isnt easy—some had been buried for years—and the cases are stone cold. 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 mans partner.

With no obvious links between any of the corpses and the anniversary of their deaths fast approaching, Ella feels frustrated. Unless she and her team can find what connects these victims, someone else may soon be killed. Ellas 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.

Black Thunder, an Ella Clah novel, is a police procedural mystery that should appeal to all readers but especially fans of Tony Hillerman and J. A. Jance.

Review:

"In the Thurlos' satisfying 17th novel featuring Navajo policewoman Ella Clah (after 2010's Never-Ending-Snake), a remote area near a steep-sided outcrop called Hogback becomes a murder scene with the accidental discovery of a buried body with two bullet holes in the skull. More grave sites in the same area, including one just outside tribal boundaries, make it a multijurisdictional investigation bringing in San Juan County (N.Mex.) sheriff Paul Taylor and FBI agent Dwayne Blalock. Tracking the victims, some dead for several years, complicates the investigation. An attempt to get rid of a possible witness, a young boy playing near Hogback, heats the action. Meanwhile, Ella must deal with the needs of her teenage daughter, Dawn; mother, Rose Destea; and romantic interest, Rev. Ford Tome. Navajos known as the Fierce Ones threaten to worsen the situation with vigilante justice in this insightful portrait of a native culture still evolving between tradition and modernity." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah hunts a serial killer on the Navajo Reservation.

Synopsis:

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 isnt 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 mans partner.

With no obvious links between any of the corpses and the anniversary of their deaths fast approaching, Ella feels frustrated by the investigations lack of progress. Unless they can find what connects these victims, someone else may soon be killed. Ellas 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.

Black Thunder, an Ella Clah novel, is a police procedural mystery that should appeal to all readers.

Synopsis:

A construction crew found the first body. The cops found three more—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 isnt easy—some had been buried for years—and the cases are stone cold. 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 mans partner.

With no obvious links between any of the corpses and the anniversary of their deaths fast approaching, Ella feels frustrated. Unless she and her team can find what connects these victims, someone else may soon be killed. Ellas 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.

Black Thunder, an Ella Clah novel, is a police procedural mystery that should appeal to all readers but especially fans of Tony Hillerman and J. A. Jance.

About the Author

AIMÉE and DAVID THURLO have written more than fifteen Ella Clah novels in addition to numerous romantic suspense novels and other mysteries. David was raised on the Navajo Reservation and taught school there for many years. Aimée was born in Cuba. The Thurlos live in Corrales, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765324511
Subtitle:
An Ella Clah Novel
Author:
Thurlo, Aimee
Author:
Thurlo, David
Publisher:
Forge Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Cozy
Subject:
Native American & Aboriginal
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
No. 16 of 16
Publication Date:
20121002
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.75 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the Thurlos' satisfying 17th novel featuring Navajo policewoman Ella Clah (after 2010's Never-Ending-Snake), a remote area near a steep-sided outcrop called Hogback becomes a murder scene with the accidental discovery of a buried body with two bullet holes in the skull. More grave sites in the same area, including one just outside tribal boundaries, make it a multijurisdictional investigation bringing in San Juan County (N.Mex.) sheriff Paul Taylor and FBI agent Dwayne Blalock. Tracking the victims, some dead for several years, complicates the investigation. An attempt to get rid of a possible witness, a young boy playing near Hogback, heats the action. Meanwhile, Ella must deal with the needs of her teenage daughter, Dawn; mother, Rose Destea; and romantic interest, Rev. Ford Tome. Navajos known as the Fierce Ones threaten to worsen the situation with vigilante justice in this insightful portrait of a native culture still evolving between tradition and modernity." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah hunts a serial killer on the Navajo Reservation.

"Synopsis" by ,

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 isnt 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 mans partner.

With no obvious links between any of the corpses and the anniversary of their deaths fast approaching, Ella feels frustrated by the investigations lack of progress. Unless they can find what connects these victims, someone else may soon be killed. Ellas 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.

Black Thunder, an Ella Clah novel, is a police procedural mystery that should appeal to all readers.

"Synopsis" by ,
A construction crew found the first body. The cops found three more—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 isnt easy—some had been buried for years—and the cases are stone cold. 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 mans partner.

With no obvious links between any of the corpses and the anniversary of their deaths fast approaching, Ella feels frustrated. Unless she and her team can find what connects these victims, someone else may soon be killed. Ellas 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.

Black Thunder, an Ella Clah novel, is a police procedural mystery that should appeal to all readers but especially fans of Tony Hillerman and J. A. Jance.

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