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David Thurlo

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.

Kill the Heroes

A Charlie Henry Mystery

David Thurlo
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Charlie Henry, co-owner of a pawnshop and Iraq war veteran, has, for the most part, settled into his somewhat quieter life in Albuquerque. He is invited to attend the dedication of a memorial in...

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Rob Thy Neighbor

A Charlie Henry Mystery

David Thurlo
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Charlie Henry and his friends are enjoying a cookout on a relaxing Sunday afternoon. But when a gunshot rings out in the neighborhood, Charlie is abruptly brought back to a world he's all too familiar...

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Looking Through Darkness

Looking Through Darkness

A Trading Post Novel

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Few writers have captured the flavor of the American Southwest better than Aimee and David Thurlo, in both mysteries and romantic suspense. Looking Through Darkness is the latest in their...

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A Time of Change

A Time of Change

A Trading Post Novel

Tor/Forge
Forge Books

A Time of Change is a perfect example of Aimee and David Thurlos's ability to combine passion with tension as they introduce readers to Josephine Buck and other employees at a New Mexico trading...

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Grave Consequences

Grave Consequences

A Charlie Henry Mystery

St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Charlie Henry, former Special Forces operative and newly minted pawnbroker, thinks that he's finally turned a corner and the calm, quiet life he's always wanted is just ahead. But life never really...

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Ghost Medicine

Ghost Medicine

Ella Clah

Tor/Forge
Forge Books

When a former police officer is murdered, Navajo Special Investigator Ella Clah will do anything to bring his killer to justice

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The Pawnbroker

The Pawnbroker

A Charlie Henry Mystery

Aimee & David Thurlo
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Charlie Henry is the proud new owner of the Three Balls pawnshop, having recently returned Stateside from special-ops work in Iraq. The transition back to normal life seems to be going smoothly for...

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The Enemy Way

The Enemy Way

Ella Clah

Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Former FBI agent Ella Clah is now a Special Investigator with the native police force. Her brother, Clifford, a medicine man, says that her investigative skills are gifts from the spirits who guard...

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Black Thunder

Black Thunder

Ella Clah

Tor/Forge
Forge Books

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

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Never-ending-snake

Never-ending-snake

Ella Clah

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

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.

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Earthway

Earthway

Ella Clah

Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

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.

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Bad Samaritan

Bad Samaritan

Sister Agatha Mysteries

Aimee and David Thurlo
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Sister Agatha of the Our Lady of Hope monastery in Bernalillo, New Mexico has become reknowned—and occasionally infamous— for her crime solving skills. Now she must bring her skills to bear on...

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Blood Retribution

Blood Retribution

Lee Nez

Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Lee Nez is a nightwalker-a Navajo vampire-and a New Mexico state police officer. Investigating cop-killing smugglers who are bringing in jewels and silver from Mexico, Lee is teamed once again with...

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Coyote's Wife

Coyote's Wife

Ella Clah

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

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...

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The Prodigal Nun

The Prodigal Nun

Sister Agatha Mysteries

St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

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.

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Turquoise Girl

Turquoise Girl

Ella Clah

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
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....

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False Witness

False Witness

Sister Agatha Mysteries

Aimee and David Thurlo
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Our Lady of Hope Monastery can't catch a break. Situated in rural New Mexico, the cloistered monastery squeaks by on donations and various craft and skilled jobs suited to their cloistered, contemplative...

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Pale Death

Pale Death

Lee Nez

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

A string of mysterious, gruesome deaths in the Shiprock area has attracted the attention of FBI agent Diane Lopez, who is stunned to learn that one of the victims was a childhood friend. To Diane,...

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Bad Faith

Bad Faith

Sister Agatha Mysteries

St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Once she was Professor Mary Naughton, investigative reporter, teacher, and free spirit. Now she is Sister Agatha of Our Lady of Hope, a cloistered, financially-struggling monastery in New Mexico....

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Changing Woman

Changing Woman

Ella Clah

Tor/Forge
Forge Books

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...

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Prey for a Miracle

Prey for a Miracle

Sister Agatha Mysteries

St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Sister Agatha is an extern nun in the cloistered order at the Our Lady of Hope Monastery near a small New Mexican desert town. As such, Sister Agatha is the link between her cloistered sisters and...

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Second Sunrise

Second Sunrise

Lee Nez

Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Sixty years ago New Mexico patrolman Lee Nez and his partner foiled the hijacking of an American military convoy transporting nuclear material. At the end of the firefight, all of the soldiers and...

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Surrogate Evil

Surrogate Evil

Lee Nez

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

It's frustrating for local law enforcement to come up against a piece of scum like Newton Glover. He's dirty as hell, everyone knows that—breaks into and vandalizes his neighbors' homes; cheats...

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Thief in Retreat

Thief in Retreat

Sister Agatha Mysteries

Aimee and David Thurlo
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Sister Agatha is one of two extern nuns in the cloistered order at the Our Lady of Hope Monastery near the small desert town of Bernalillo, New Mexico. An investigative journalist before entering...

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Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Ella Clah

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

What seems to be a carjacking gone wrong leads to the death of Jimmy Blacksheep, a Navajo member of the New Mexico National Guard recently returned from Iraq. When Navajo Police Special Investigator...

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White Thunder

White Thunder

Ella Clah

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

FBI area supervisor Simmons asks the Navajo Tribal Police to help locate Andrew Thomas, a federal agent who disappeared after interrupting a Navajo ritual being performed by a group of medicine men...

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Plant Them Deep

Plant Them Deep

Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Medicine men and members of the Plant Watchers society report that sacred healing plants are disappearing from the Rez. In an effort to locate and protect the rare plants, the tribal council asks...

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Bad Medicine

Bad Medicine

Ella Clah

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo
Tor/Forge
Forge Books

When the daughter of Senator Yellowhair is killed in a suspicious car accident, the Senator accuses Ella and the tribe's medical examiner, Dr. Carolyn Roanhorse, of falsifying the autopsy results....

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Wind Spirit

Wind Spirit

Ella Clah

Tor/Forge
Forge Books

Before the new nuclear power plant can be built, the power company must help the Navajo reclaim a long-unused uranium mine. The plan is to collapse the old shafts and refill the area with new soil,...

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Tracking Bear

Tracking Bear

Ella Clah

Tor/Forge
Forge Books

A group of businessmen is working to open a uranium mine and nuclear power plant on the Navajo Reservation. The NEED project will provide cheap power to the Navajo nation, employ many who are out...

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