Coyote's Wife

Coyote's Wife

An Ella Clah Novel

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Returning to her Navajo reservation after a stint with the FBI to oversee her family's struggles to balance their modern and traditional ways of life, Ella Clah investigates an attack on a powerful Navajo politician's son who had been attempting to bring satellite telephone service to the Rez. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Ella Clah is no longer an unsure young woman recently returned to the Navajo Reservation from a stint with the FBI; she has found her place in her tribe, her clan, and her family. She has seen the Diné at their worst—and at their best—as they balance the modern era with the traditional Navajo way of life.
Ervin Benally, son-in-law of the powerful Navajo businesswoman and politician Abigail Yellowhair, plans to bring satellite telephone service to the Rez. When Benally is attacked and another man is killed, Yellowhair orders Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah assigned to the case. Ella is determined to find out who is behind the attacks, which include elements of Navajo witchcraft.
Coyote’s Wife, which introduces a new source of tension in Ella’s personal life, will satisfy both the returning reader and those new to this series.



Blackwell North Amer
Ella Clah is no longer an unsure young woman recently returned to the Navajo Reservation from a stint with the FBI; she has found her place in her tribe, her clan, and her family. She has watched her mother find new love and watched her daughter begin to find her own way to "walk in beauty." As a Special Investigator with the Navajo Police, Ella has seen the Dine at their best - and at their worst - as they strive to balance the modern era with the traditional Navajo way of life.
Electricity and telephone service are scattershot on the Reservation - and some people highly value living beyond the reach of technology. Ervin Benally, son-in-law of a powerful Navajo businesswoman and politician, is determined to provide cell phone coverage for the whole Navajo Nation, despite the many traditionalists who oppose the construction of cell phone towers throughout the Rez.
When Benally is attacked and another man is killed, his mother-in-law, Abigail Yellowhair, pulls strings to have Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah assigned to the case. There's no love lost between these women, but Yellowhair knows that Ella will do whatever is necessary to solve the crimes. When Ella's investigation shows evidence of Navajo witchcraft, she becomes more determined than ever to find out who is behind the attacks, even knowing that she might be exposing herself to skinwalker magic.

Baker
& Taylor

Returning to her Navajo reservation after a stint with the FBI to oversee her family's struggles to balance their modern and traditional ways of life, Ella Clah investigates an attack on a powerful Navajo politician's son.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765317162
Characteristics: 351 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Thurlo, David

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ozarkmaid2003
Mar 04, 2014

love the series, I know the Navaho people and these adventures are very respectful and knowledgeable of the culture

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kenglish43
Feb 08, 2014

Thin and cartoonish character development; improbable string of events which result in characters racing around to little purpose. PC native American "history" which adds nothing to the plot.

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