Ghost Medicine

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Macmillan, Nov 12, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Aimee and David Thurlo's newest mystery Ghost Medicine, featuring Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah.

Ella takes all her cases personally, but some cases are more personal than others. The murder of Harry Ute is one of those—not only because Ella and Harry dated, years ago, but because Harry was once a member of her investigative team. Ella's team is as close to her as family and a blow against one is a blow against all.

Harry's been working for Bruce "Teeny" Little, a local security expert, but despite their long friendship, Teeny won't tell Ella much, just the job involves theft of government property. The dead man was found in an isolated area of the Rez that is reportedly haunted by skinwalkers and the scattered residents are too frightened of the Navajo witches to tell the police much.

County cop Dan Nez is also looking into the government thefts. The two detectives—each top dog in their own territory—will have to share jurisdiction, something complicated by their growing attraction to each other.

Ella finds evidence that connects Harry's murder to the secret sale of previously unknown Navajo artifacts. If Harry discovered a hidden—and illegal—dig, the artifact smugglers might have killed him to protect their lucrative operation.

Identifying the murderer isn't going to be easy. But Harry was one of her own and Ella is determined to bring his killer to justice.


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Detective Ellah Clah and her crew investigate more homicides on the reservation, and it appears that skin walkers are involved this time as one victim's corpse was mutilated. The Navajo police agency ... Read full review

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AIMÉE AND DAVID THURLO are the authors of the critically-acclaimed Ella Clah mystery series, which includes Black Thunder and Never-ending-snake. They have also written the Sister Agatha mysteries; several novels about a Lee Nez, a Navajo vampire; The Spirit Line, a young adult novel; and numerous romantic suspense novels for Harlequin Intrigue.

The Thurlos live in Corrales, New Mexico, with a number of animals who reflect their passion for animal adoption. David grew up on the Navajo Reservation and later returned there to teach. Aimée is a native of Cuba who has lived in the American Southwest for more than thirty years