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Thurlo, David

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Works: 38 works in 266 publications in 1 language and 29,865 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Classifications: PS3570.H82, 813.54
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Publications about David Thurlo
Publications by David Thurlo
Most widely held works by David Thurlo
Red mesa by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
Ella Clah, a Special Investigator with the Navajo Police, finds herself on the run after she becomes the prime suspect in her cousinn Justine's murder
Prey for a miracle by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,252 libraries worldwide
Serving as the link between her cloistered sisters and the outside world at Our Lady of Hope Monastery in the New Mexico desert, Sister Agatha is asked to investigate when a young girl claims to be receiving visitations from the Virgin Mary
Bad faith by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
When Father Anselm dies mysteriously while consecrating the host, Sister Agatha, a nun at the cloistered order of The Sisters of the Blessed Adoration in the New Mexico desert, finds herself the prime suspect in the crime
The prodigal nun by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,211 libraries worldwide
Dangerous sounding threats arrive at Our Lady of Hope, an aging monastery run by a cloistered order in rural New Mexico. Since Sister Agatha has been involved in her fair share of investigations, there's no lack of people who might harbor a grudge against her. But is she really the target?
Bad samaritan by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
Renowned and reviled for her crime-solving prowess, Sister Agatha of Our Lady of Hope Monastery in Bernalillo, New Mexico, finds her skills tested by a case in which her friend and ally, Sheriff Tom Green, is accused in the brutal murder of a political rival
Turquoise girl : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
Shocked by the murder of a young Navajo woman, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah calls in FBI Agent Dwayne Blalock for help, but she soon realizes that the murderer may have a link to her own past and to her father, murdered a decade earlier
Tracking bear by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
Discovering a link between the murder of a Navajo police officer and the plans for a new power plant, Navajo Police investigator Ella Clah tries to figure out who has been killing the people who oppose the plant's construction
Thief in retreat by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
Investigating events that forced a monastery to close twenty years earlier, Sister Agatha searches for clues within a local legend in the wake of a series of thefts and ghost sightings that mimic past events
Changing woman by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
In the midst of local conflict over bringing a casino to the Navajo reservation, Ella Clah finds her life complicated by terrorists who are threatening the Navajos' local power plant and by the disappearance of her young daughter and the child's father
Mourning dove : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
Struggling with her mother's marriage and her ex's attempts to gain custody of their daughter, Ella Clah investigates the murder of a New Mexico National Guard soldier whose death points to corruption in the victim's unit
Coyote's wife : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Returning to her Navajo reservation after a stint with the FBI to oversee her family's struggles to balance their modern and traditional ways of life, Ella Clah investigates an attack on a powerful Navajo politician's son
Wind spirit : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
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, but the first explosions trigger unplanned subsidiary collapses. Ella Clah, attending the dedication and purification ceremony, acts quickly when she sees a young child sliding into the exposed tunnels. She saves his life but is herself trapped underground. A few days later, Ella, little the worse for her nightmarish near-death experience, is checking out reports of vandalism and arson. It seems that gun control advocates on the Rez have made some enemies-enemies who soon kill for the first time, when an arson fire claims the life of the wife of a Navajo Councilmember. The home of local radio host George Branch--who may have incited the fatal arson-burns to the ground, destroying all of Branch's personal possessions, including his extensive gun collection. Ella's investigations are hampered by what happened to her at the uranium site. Both her brother Clifford, a Navajo medicine man, and her cousin and fellow Navajo Police officer, Justine Goodluck, are convinced that Ella wasn't just unconscious when she was rescued. To all appearances, they say, Ella was dead. Justine believes that Ella's survival was a miracle; Clifford says that his hataalii abilities showed her wandering wind spirit the way back to her body. Regardless, traditionalist Navajo are reluctant to be near or even speak to Ella, fearing that since she was dead, she has been contaminated with chindi and become evil. Even some of her fellow police officers are uncomfortable in Ella's presence. If she cannot interview witnesses and can't work with other cops, what is Ella to do' She finds solace in the unquestioning and unchanging love of her young daughter and the unflagging support of her brother, who nonetheless recommends an older hataalii who may be able to perform a special blessing ceremony for Ella. Still, it's clear that Ella's life has been changed, perhaps permanently, and that she may no longer be an effective police officer. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
White thunder : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Searching for an FBI agent who has gone missing on the reservation, Navajo Police investigator Ella Clah learns that the agent was involved in a social security fraud case and may have been targeted by one of Ella's FBI colleagues
Shooting chant by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Once an FBI agent, Ella Clah is now a Special Investigator with the Navajo Police. She walks a tightrope between the Najavo and the white worlds, fully accepted by neither but needed by both. Ella's brother, Clifford, a hataali or medicine man, says that her investigave skills are a gift from the spirits who guard and guide the Dineh, but Ella insists it's her FBI training that has honed her instincts
Plant them deep : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
The mother of Ella Clah, an investigator with the Navajo Police, and Clifford Destea, a traditional healer, Rose Destea is asked by the tribal council to investigate reports that sacred healing plants are disappearing from the reservation
Black thunder : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
"A construction crew found the first body. The cops found three more, in a cluster that lay on both sides of the border of the Navajo Reservation. Because some of the bodies were buried outside the Rez, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah and her team must work a delicate joint investigation with the New Mexico police. Identifying the dead isn't easy--some had been buried for years--and at first the cases look to be nothing but dead ends. Then one of the bodies turns out to be that of a missing man who was believed to have embezzled funds from his construction firm and suspicions focus on the man's partner. With no obvious links between any of the corpses and the anniversary of their deaths fast approaching, Ella feels frustrated by the investigation's lack of progress. Unless they can find what connects these victims, someone else may soon be killed. Ella's ability to concentrate is battered by worries about her teenage daughter, who has been skipping school, and her mother, who is cooking up a storm, a sure sign that trouble is brewing in the household. Black Thunder, an Ella Clah novel, is a police procedural mystery that should appeal to all readers. "--
False witness by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Faced with costly repairs to the cloistered Our Lady of Hope monastery, Sister Agatha, the local extern nun with a talent for detection, accepts an offer by the ailing and wealthy John Gutierrez to search for his estranged niece, who is believed to be inthe area
Blackening song by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 878 libraries worldwide
FBI agent Ella Clah returns to her Navajo reservation to find the killer of her father, a Christian minister. The probe is complicated by her long stay in the white world. While she is convinced that she has retained her Indian soul, the locals don't think so. By the authors of Second Shadow
Second sunrise : a Lee Nez novel by David Thurlo( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
"Second Sunrise" is the first in a series of novels featuring Lee Nez, an undead hero who lives in a world where magic and monsters are all too real. The Thurlos' skill at evoking Southwestern settings and Navajo philosophies and lifestyles combines with their ability to create strong plots and solid characters in this fast-paced, action-filled story of supernatural suspense. 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 Lee's partner were dead-and Lee's life was forever transformed. Now a nightwalker, the Navajo equivalent of a vampire, Lee lives with one foot in the human world and one in a world full of monsters. In 2002, Lee Nez is a cop again, now known as Leonard Hawk. His more-than-human abilities have made him the target of murderous Navajo witches-skinwalkers-who want his powers for themselves. When cool, capable FBI agent Diane Lopez questions Lee about an incident on the Navajo Reservation, Lee can't tell her than the people he killed that night were skinwalkers out for his blood. Lee and Diane are attacked by a wolf pack. Diane is stunned when the wolf she shoots shapeshifts into a woman before dying. On the run, Lee tells Diane of his true nature-and that he is convinced the vampire who made him one of the undead has returned to New Mexico in the guise of German Air Force pilot Wolfgang Muller. Muller has been much too close to the place where Lee hid the plutonium six decades ago-a trap for the vampire, set with the inhuman patience of a nightwalker. Using police and FBI resources as well as Navajo healing magics and his own supernatural powers, Lee and Diane hunt for Muller and his undead offspring. Muller was to sell the nuclear material to the highest bidder-what does he care if some humans blow up some other humans, as long as he can find fresh sources of blood? When Muller takes Diane captive, Lee swears he won't lose another partner to the vampire's evil
Never-ending-snake : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 868 libraries worldwide
"Returning to the Navajo Reservation after receiving an offer for a lucrative new position in Washington, D.C., Ella Clah anticipates a cheerful family welcome at the tiny airstrip. What she gets is a firefight--three men in body armor, guns blazing, shooting at anyone who moves. Tribal attorney Kevin Tolino, war hero Nelson Lonewolf, the plane's pilot, and Ella herself duck for cover amid the hail of bullets. Tolino and Lonewolf are seriously injured" --Cover, p. 2
 
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