Black Thunder

Black Thunder A construction crew found the first body The cops found three 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 Nava

  • Title: Black Thunder
  • Author: Aimée Thurlo David Thurlo
  • ISBN: 9780765324511
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A construction crew found the first body The cops found three , 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 beenA construction crew found the first body The cops found three , 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.

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  • Aimée Thurlo David Thurlo

    Aimee and David Thurlo are the authors of the Ella Clah mysteries, the Sister Agatha mysteries, the Lee Nez vampire novels all set in New Mexico David grew up on the Navajo Indian Nation, and Aimee, a native of Cuba, lived in the southwest for forty years.Aim e passed away peacefully at her home on the morning of February 28, 2014, after a brief struggle with cancer and related complications She was attended by her husband of 43 years, David Aim e was 62 years old.

  • 484 Comments

  • Great book. I l,Have enjoyed the entire Ella Clah series. Looking forward to the next in the series. Ghost MedicineThen Deathwalker, The only thing I missed in this book was the use of the title of the book in the text


  • One of the keys to a good mystery series is that it should be accessible — if I haven’t read anything of yours before, I should be able to walk into the series, no matter which book I choose. So when I learned that Black Thunder was the 13th Ella Clah novel, I was a little cautious. The great thing about the book is that without ever reading any of the previous books, I was able to enjoy Ella’s adventures and not feel at all lost.Black Thunder takes place on the Navajo reservation (“the [...]


  • 3.5/5Aimée and David Thurlo are prolific authors, having penned over 50 books together during their 40 year marriage. Black Thunder was ther first book I'd read by this pair.Black Thunder is the 17th book to feature Ella Clah - a Tribal Investigator for the Navajo Police. A local construction crew working on the rez uncovers a body. Cause of death - 2 bullets to the back of the head. But when more bodies are found and county lines crossed, other law enforcement groups are brought in. Ella has t [...]


  • This Ella Clah mystery is set in the southwest desert where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet. Detective Clah is pulled in several directions at once, as she tries to direct her daughter’s impulsiveness towards more creative outlets, while still maintaining the effort to be a full time police officer. Her official duties have her investigating what appears to be a series of assassination style killings, tied together with a group of missing persons. This is a more riveting story than [...]


  • Black Thunder is the latest book in Aimee and David Thurlo’s Ella Clah mystery series. Even though this is the first book I’ve read in the series, the Thurlos did a great job of easing in enough information that I never got lost or felt lost.Ella Clah is a Special Investigator for the Navajo Police. After finding bodies buried on the Navaho Reservation, she and her team, along with a partner from the New Mexico State Police, set out to find a serial killer.Ella Clah has a lot to deal with, b [...]


  • As usual Ella & the Navajo tribal police are overworked,underpaid, short of staff and funds. And home life has also become stressful as Dawn is exhibiting preteen rebellion and Rose has been non communicative and distant although she is cooking up a storm. Then a fencing repair crew finds a human had in a hole they have dug for fill dirt and that leads to a body plus three more in the same area. One of the bodies is across the fence line in county rather than tribe jurisdiction. Thus she mee [...]


  • Ella Clah is a Special Investigator for the Navajo Police on their southwestern reservation. When bodies are discovered buried along the border of the reservation and New Mexico land, she must work alongside Detective Dan Nez to solve the crimes. Rumors of an embezzlement scheme could lead them to the killer. As if stress on the job wasn't enough, she also feels squeezed between her mother and her teenage daughter, who both share her home. Her mother is upset that her granddaughter refuses to p [...]


  • Four bodies are found on the border of the Navajo Reservation. So Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah and her team must work a joint investigation with the FBI and the New Mexico police. Defying convention they are able to work together without considerable acrimony. It takes considerable investigation to discover the identity of the victims and reconstruct what happened to them. However, it eventually becomes apparent that there is some urgency in finding the murderer. The plot and set [...]


  • All of the novels in the Ella Clah series are a real joy to read. Aimee and David Thurlo are experts in the operation of the Navajo Tribal Police, the State of New Mexico and Arizona where the stories usually are centered and, most importantly, on the behavior and feelings of Native Americans. These books are straight forward crime and police procedurals. You don't have to read through some outlandish conspiracy theory to find the bad guys. These stories are right from the police blotters. The p [...]


  • A grave is discovered and as law enforcement looks they find several more graves. When the autopsies are done, the time frame is that each murder apparently took place a year apart. Why? Why were these people killed and what about the time frame? The time of year when each murder occurred is approaching and they feel like they must find a connection before another murder occurs. I like the character Ella Clah and her connection to her family and community.If you like "southwest mysteries" you wi [...]


  • The Thurlo's Navajo mysteries meld Tony Hillerman with Marilyn Meredith. Can't believe that this is already the sixteenth Ella book.Ella, a tribal police officer on the sprawling Navajo reservation, combines a fierce devotion to her family with a demanding job. Not all is easy - differences in life approaches cause friction between the Modernists and the Traditionalists, the Christians and those who follow the old ways not to mention various generation gaps.This character-driven mystery concerns [...]


  • I enjoy this series because of the Navajo lore that I learn about. It is very interesting. On the other hand, the characters are mostly one-dimensional. I care a bit about Ella and her daughter, but care more about her mother. I have only read a few books in the series and will not go back to read the entire series, as I usually do. Maybe there are other books that feature Navajo culture and are written better.


  • Ella Clah is contending with finding a seiral killer and co-operating with fellow officers from neighboring counties and the FBI in tracking the killer down. She is also dealing with her daughter who is going through a rebelious stage, her mother who is bothered by something but is not shareing with Ella. In the course of he investigation Ella is the target for a shooter several times before the case is wrapped up.


  • I truly wish I would have liked this one as much as I have the past Ella Clahs. I felt this one just was too slow and only parts were interesting. I'm looking for Ella to find a great new relationship with a Native detective who is a perfect fit and they can work together on cases and get on with great intriguing cases. I hope that didn't sound harsh and I will add that I will read the next in the Clah series.


  • This is the 16th installment of the Ella Clah series. Ella is a special investigator with the Navajo Tribal Police. She and her team work a case involving a serial killer on the reservation. Personal details about her family and love live are woven into the main story, but the investigation holds center stage. It wasn't my favorite in the series, but it was enjoyable overall.


  • Once again, the Thurlos come up with a winning story. This is one of the best in the Ella Clah series. It is well-written and well-paced. The story pulls the reader in and does not let go. Ella is at her best, as are her fellow officers. The crime is difficult to solve, but the characters manage to do so.


  • Police woman Ella Clah investigates bodies buried on the edge of the reservatiion. All have the same MO. There is a leak in one of the law enforcement agencies. Coupled with all this are personal problems. Her mother is acting strange, her daughter is in rebellion and skipping school, and there are problems with her boyfriend. On the duty side someone is shooting at her.


  • This is the 16th book in the Ella Clah series by the Thurlos. I hadn't read it before and enjoyed it just as much as the first 15!! I would say each of the books can stand on its own, but they're more enjoyable read in order to see the development of the world and the characters. Highly recommended.


  • Ella Clah is a good series, and this is a good installment. She is after a serial killer, who they discover when they discover a grave with four bodies, killed over a series of time. She unravels the mystery and we get a good doseof life on the reservation


  • Another great entry in this seriesI gave this book five stars because it was a good read. It is full of surprises, twists, and suspense. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.


  • Another outing with Ella Clahat is how this book started for meetty much like all the other Clah books, blah, blah, then it picks up about page 90 and from 175 on finishes strong with a fast-moving and "explosive" ending.


  • Good for this SeriesOften decentralized and stereotyped Navajo mores are used which one can be irritated by,if one allows such to interrupt a book's flowory line was worth the read alone


  • I like the Ella Chah series. I am catching up on my reading, two in the wings. This is a good one to come home to. Four victims buried in the same area. Interesting links among the victims. A few excellent misdirects. A nice, fun, and fast read.


  • I've read every Ella Clah book - and wish there were far more to read. I love the setting of the Navajo Reservation - it's an area I've been through many times. This makes it easy for me to visualize the places mentioned. Wonderful mysteries.


  • This is an interesting book but pales in the inevitable comparison with Tony Hillerman's mysteries about the Navaho Tribal Police.



  • Close to perfect - really well paced and the mystic stuff was kept to a minimum, which I think was a plus in this book.


  • Again, predictable and repetitive. I actually bought these books, too. Such a shame, as they used to be really good.




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