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  • ISBN: 0765324512 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780765324511 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 320 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Forge, 2011.

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General Note: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Summary, etc.: "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. "--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 October #2
    When a body is found buried near the border between the Navajo Reservation and New Mexico, tribal investigator Ella Clah is called to the scene. Soon more bodies are found, killed execution-style, apparently at one-year intervals. Because of the proximity of the killings to the border, Clah and her partner (and second cousin), Justine, are forced to work with the New Mexico police, which gets a bit tricky when evidence suggests the killer could be someone with a law-enforcement connection. As usual (there are more than 15 Clah novels), the book mixes straightforward police procedural with Tony Hillerman–style exploration of the culture of the Navajo. Ella Clah continues to be a compelling character—as faithful readers know, she straddles, rather uneasily, the line between traditional and modern ways—and the story here, which involves a possible serial killer (or maybe something a lot less complicated), should keep readers on their toes until the final pages. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Aimée and David Thurlo have written more than fifteen Ella Clah novels, in addition to numerous romantic suspense novels and other mysteries. David was raised on the Navajo Reservation and taught school there for many years. Aimée was born in Cuba. The Thurlos live in Corrales, New Mexico.

Subject: Clah, Ella (Fictitious character) Fiction
Police New Mexico Fiction
Navajo Indians Fiction
Navajo women Fiction
Policewomen Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
New Mexico Fiction
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Genre: Mystery fiction.
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