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Turquoise Girl

Turquoise Girl

An Ella Clah Novel

Ella Clah (Volume 12)

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

Forge Books




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?

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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...


Praise for Turquoise Girl

“Gripping. A spirited blend of Navajo culture and police procedure.” —Booklist on Tracking Bear

“Mystery readers who like their murders solved by applied intelligence will love Ella Clah.” —New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman

“It's Tony Hillerman country, done in a low-key humanistic style.” —New Orleans Times-Picayune on Wind Spirit

Tracking Bear is a great police procedural that gives readers an insightful look into the culture of the Navajo living on the reservation today. The who-done-it is complex, compelling and exciting.” —Midwest Book Review

“Realistic, fast-paced, and intense. Action scenes keep the plot moving at a quick pace with some surprises along the way, adding to the excitement.” —School Library Journal on Changing Woman

“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 BookClub Magazine 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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About the author

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.

Aimée Thurlo

David Thurlo


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