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Bad Medicine

Bad Medicine

An Ella Clah Novel

Ella Clah (Volume 3)

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

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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. An outbreak of meningitis leads to more trouble when many of those who are vaccinated against the illness begin dying from a different, unidentified disease. Riots between Indian and white workers at the Navajo-owned mine stretch the resources of the tribal police even thinner.
Convinced that solving one mystery means solving them all, Ella plunges into her investigations despite threats from all sides and her suspicions that Navajo witches are somehow involved. Ella Clah has sworn to protect her people from all menaces--spiritual or physical--and she's not going to back off now.

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Praise for Bad Medicine

“Suspenseful and appealing; An intriguing mystery set against--and deeply rooted in--a beautifully described Rez and the people who live there.” —Diana Gabaldon on Death Walker

“A complex and satisfying mystery richly woven with Navajo culture and mysticism.” —Tess Gerritsen on Death Walker

“The authors know and love the Navajo world to the great benefit of their readers.” —Carolyn Hart

Reviews from Goodreads

Aimee Thurlo and David Thurlo

Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo are the authors of the Ella Clah novels, Blackening Song, Death Walker, Bad Medicine, Enemy Way, Shooting Chant, Red Mesa, Changing Woman, and Tracking Bear. Their other mystery novels include Bad Faith and Second Sunrise.

Aimée is a native of Havana, Cuba. David grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico and recently retired from teaching. They have been writing and publishing fiction for at least a decade.

Aimée and David Thurlo live in Corrales, New Mexico, with a varied and ever-changing menagerie.


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