David Thurlo, is co-author of the Ella Clah series, the Lee Nez series of Navajo vampire mysteries, and the Sister Agatha novels. His other works, co-written with his wife Aimée, 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. He lives in Corrales, New Mexico, and often makes appearances at area bookstores.
In this fifteenth Ella Clah mystery, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah investigates the murder of a Navajo war hero who is working on an alternative fuel project that might enrich the entire tribe, but will drive some clans off their ancestral grazing lands. She also must decide whether to take a lucrative job with an international private security firm based in Washington, DC, or continue to raise her now teenage daughter on the Navajo Reservation.
Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah is searching for whoever planted a bomb in a university classroom and nearly killed one of her fellow cops, a bomb that seems to have been intended for Ella’s close friend, the Rev. Bilford Tome. The trail leads to activists determined to keep the Navajo Reservation pure by sabotaging the construction of the tribe’s first nuclear power plant.
Our Lady of Hope Monastery is facing a twin set of problems – one is a series of threats against Sister Agatha’s life and the other, equally upsetting, is the arrival of a perky young nun who disrupts the ordered life of the monastery.
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...