Turquoise Girl

An Ella Clah Novel

Ella Clah (Volume 12 of 17)

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

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Valerie Tso has been murdered, apparently during a break-in, and Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah is determined to find the killer—and fast.  Valerie is the estranged mother of Boots, who takes care of Ella’s daughter after school.  Ella owes Boots a quick resolution to the case. 

Unfortunately, things aren’t as simple as they seem.  A Bible verse on a scrap of paper left near the body reminds Ella of a string of murders of Navajo women she worked on in her FBI days.  The killer was never found.  Now he seems to be killing again, targeting the children of the women he murdered ten years ago. 

Ella discovers that the earlier victims—and Valerie—had been lovers of Caleb Frank, a successful Navajo businessman.  Once a member of Ella’s father’s congregation, Frank had believed that sinners had to be punished. 

Could Boots—born out of wedlock—be Caleb Frank’s next target?  Ella is an unmarried mother—is her own daughter in danger? 

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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 taking

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“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


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Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

Aimée Thurlo, a native of Cuba, has lived in the US for many years.  David Thurlo was raised on the Navajo Reservation and later taught school there.  Together, the Thurlos are the authors of the Ella Clah series, the Sister Agatha series, and the Lee Nez series. Aimée and David Thurlo live in Corrales, New Mexico. 

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Turquoise Girl
An Ella Clah Novel
Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

Mass Market Paperbound

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765356413
ISBN10: 0765356414
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 304 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429949774
ISBN10: 1429949775
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$7.99
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