Coyote's Wife

An Ella Clah Novel

Ella Clah (Volume 13 of 17)

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

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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.

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Chapter One

In all her years serving first with the FBI, and then the Navajo Tribal Police, Special Investigator Ella Clah had never had an office with a window---until now. Of course, back in her Bureau days, she’d never even had an office---just a desk. Progress.

Budgets had grown, not due to tribal prosperity but because of an increase in violent crimes across the Navajo Nation. That had forced an expansion of their existing station and Ella, as head of their Major Crimes Unit, had landed space in their new wing. The odor of fresh paint was a constant reminder of the changes

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“A hair-raising opening. The Thurlos hit all the right notes: they have an intriguing, growing character at the center of a series that combines fast-moving plots and a wealth of fascinating cultural information.”--Booklist on Wind Spirit

Red Mesa is an engrossing mystery as intricately woven as a fine Navajo rug. It kept me guessing to the end.”--New York Times bestselling author Margaret Coel

“A fascinating story. Ella Clah, strong and vulnerable at the same time, is an intriguing character of great depth, and the surprise ending will delight all mystery lovers.”--Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Red Mesa

“An intense, spellbinding family drama in which the battle between good and evil affects both modernist and traditionalist Navajo. Prime reading for fans of Tony Hillerman and other Southwestern mysteries.”--Library Journal on Red Mesa


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Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

Aimée 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. Aimée, 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.

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Coyote's Wife
An Ella Clah Novel
Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
September 2008
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ISBN: 9781429949811
ISBN10: 1429949813
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
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February 2010
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ISBN: 9780765324658
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