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Thurlo, David

Works: 78 works in 387 publications in 1 language and 32,305 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3570.H82, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Thurlo
Bad samaritan by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member 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
Prey for a miracle by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member 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
Red mesa by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member 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
Turquoise girl : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member 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
The pawnbroker by David Thurlo( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning stateside from special-ops work in Iraq, Charlie Henry, the new owner of a pawnshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and his business partner Gordon investigate the murder of a childhood friend, which draws them into a world of rivalries and false identities
Tracking bear by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering a link between the murder of a Navajo police officer and the plans for a new power plant, Navajo Police special investigator Ella Clah tries to figure out who has been killing the people who oppose the plant's construction
Bad faith by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member 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
Coyote's wife : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member 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
Mourning dove : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member 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
Grave consequences by David Thurlo( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just as Charlie Henry thinks life might have calmed down, he finds himself in the middle of a dangerous case involving a beautiful silver-and-turquoise necklace with a mysterious history. When a young Navajo man shows up at FOB Pawn, claiming the necklace is a family heirloom of his girlfriend, Charlie is skeptical. No claim ticket, no exchange. But when the same young man returns with reinforcements--and guns--it's clear that there's more to his story than originally appears. This necklace quickly becomes the focus of a case where no one seems to be telling the truth, and where everyone seems to answer with gunfire. Also on the case is Charlie's semi-estranged (and recovering alcoholic) brother, Alfred, a tribal cop working undercover, who's attempting to infiltrate one of the gangs involved with the shooting. Eventually, the necklace is identified as the work of a Navajo silversmith, who was recently killed, and this piece of jewelry was buried with him. And while highly taboo in the Navajo culture, it appears that someone has robbed this man's grave. Now there are multiple parties trying to get their hands on the necklace--for what ill-gotten gains, no one knows. And it's up to Charlie and his comrades-in-arms to help find out who's really telling the truth, and uncover the mysteries that this heirloom holds"--
Thief in retreat by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member 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
Wind spirit : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member 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
A time of change by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Time of Change is a perfect example of the Thurlos's ability to combine passion with tension as they introduce readers to Josephine Buck and other employees at a New Mexico trading post. When The Outpost's owner dies, Josephine, a young Navajo woman, is shocked to discover that Tom Stuart, whom she thought of as a surrogate father, has left her the business. Ben Stuart and his dad had had problems, but military service changed Ben for the better and put the two men back in each other's lives. His father's sudden death ends any possibility of a true reconciliation and leaves Ben fuming at being disinherited. Suspecting that Jo had an affair with his father, Ben is determined to get control of the trading post. Jo's hataalii training shows her that Ben is wounded in both body and soul, and she becomes determined to help him. As Jo and Ben move toward a deeper understanding of each other, they learn that Tom Stuart was murdered and that the trading post at the center of their lives holds many secrets"--
White thunder : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 WorldCat member 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
Black thunder : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member 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."--
Shooting chant by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member 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
Changing woman by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member 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
Plant them deep : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member 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
Ghost medicine by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Former Navajo Police officer Harry Ute's body is found in an isolated part of the Navajo Reservation, rumored to be skinwalker country. This makes Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah's job much harder--no one wants to speak to her for fear of incurring the wrath of the Navajo witches. Harry's latest P.I. case involves tracking down property stolen from the county. This leads Ella to work with county Detective Dan Nez. Ella doesn't trust Nez but can't deny her growing attraction to him. The murder and thefts turn out to be the tip of an iceberg. Previously unknown Navajo artifacts are being offered for sale, indicating a hidden dig somewhere on the Reservation. As danger mounts, Ella worries that her latest case might also become her last"
Never-ending-snake : an Ella Clah novel by Aimée Thurlo( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 WorldCat member 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"--Page 2 of cover
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Prey for a miracleRed mesaTurquoise girl : an Ella Clah novelTracking bearBad faithCoyote's wife : an Ella Clah novelMourning dove : an Ella Clah novelThief in retreat