Ghost Medicine

Ghost Medicine

Book - 2013
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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.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780765334039
0765334038
Branch Call Number: FIC Thurl
Characteristics: 320 p. --
Additional Contributors: Thurlo, David

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winston2006
Jun 27, 2014

Had I not read several books written by Tony Hillerman prior to this one I would have enjoyed it more. That being said, it comes off as an imitation of the author who for all practical purposes invented this genre.

LaughingOne Dec 21, 2013

I love this Ella Clah series! This book is right up there with its suspense, complex interrelated stories, and looks into the lives of modern, traditional and modernist Navajos. The ending of this mystery leaves me wondering about the future of all the characters I've grown to love like my own family. Hmmm... stay tuned.

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