ATTENTION WRITERS - Here is your chance to share your work. Send us your short stories to be published on-line. Click here for details Don't Delay

LATEST UPDATES


November 15
New reviews in
The Book Nook,
Odds and Ends and
Voices From the Past


November 12



November 1, 2017
Updated Convention Listings and
Rocky Horror Picture Show


October 26



October
Book Pick
of the Month




October 15
New reviews in
The Book Nook and
Voices From the Past


October 1, 2017
Updated Convention Listings


Previous Updates

WesternSFA
Ghost Medicine
an Ella Clah Novel
by Aimee & David Thurlo
Forge, $15.99, 320pp
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
Ella Clah, Special Investigator for the Navajo Tribal Police, is back in her 17th book.  Due to budget cuts and a changing political climate, Ella begins revising her plans for her future.   Due of her understanding of and ability to handle traditional Navajo culture and beliefs, as well as her skills in dealing with modern issues, Ella is valued as an officer and as a private citizen.  Several options are available:   Will she retire?  Accept a promotion to train the next generation of tribal police?  Or work for her friend as a part-time private investigator? 

But then, Harry Ute, a former police officer turned private investigator is found murdered in his truck with his thumbs cut off, Ella and her partner Justine are first on the scene.  During the investigation, Ella meets several suspicious people who may, or may not, be involved in this murder.  She uncovers other illegal activity such as stolen county property (including guns) being sold on the internet and illegal digging and sale of cultural artifacts.  As Ella and Justine could be getting close to the answer, someone tries to firebomb their vehicle.  Even worse, they begin finding disinterred copses with body parts removed and dead animals hanging from roadside fences -- trademarks of Skinwalkers who are believed by the Navajo to have the ability to turn into any animal and curse you and your family with death. 

Although some reference is made to Ella’s past, this book stands very well on its own.  Peppered with Navajo words and phrases, this mystery kept me riveted and I couldn't stop reading until the case was solved! ~~ Marie Davis

Follow us

for notices on new content and events.

Our Columns:

The Book Nook
Reviews of the latest in science fiction and fantasy

The Illustrated Corner
Reviews of the latest in Manga and Graphic Novels

Odds and Ends
Reviews of non-genre items our staff enjoyed
(Can be books, movies, TV shows or music)

Voices from the Past
Reviews of genre books from the past (at least 20 years old)
and those which are Out of Print but still wonderful to read

A Chat with
Interviews with people of interest
Current Interview: Brandon Sanderson

Author Appearance & News
This page lists author signings and appearances, convention news
and any other events we think might interest our readers.

Reel Talk
Reviews of current genre movies in the theater
and favorite and new DVD releases

A Tale Told Thusly
A place for new and established writers to show off their short stories

Trivia Contests

In Remembrance
Memories of those who have passed on



WesternSFA Main Page

Links of Interest

Email Us

Disclaimer

Copyright ©2005-2017 All Rights Reserved
(Note that external links to guest web sites are not maintained by WesternSFA)
Comments, questions etc. email WebMaster