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Something about Tony Hillerman s writing has never quite sat well with me, so I was pleased to find another pair of writers who had tried to write about crime on the Reservation While I would not call Ella Clah s debut outstanding, I will consider trying other books by the Thurlo s unfortunately Aimee has passed, and David remains writing.The murder of Ella s father forces draws the FBI special agent back to a place she has avoided Ella has felt torn between her father s decision to become a Something about Tony Hillerman s writing has never quite sat well with me, so I was pleased to find another pair of writers who had tried to write about crime on the Reservation While I would not call Ella Clah s debut outstanding, I will consider trying other books by the Thurlo s unfortunately Aimee has passed, and David remains writing.The murder of Ella s father forces draws the FBI special agent back to a place she has avoided Ella has felt torn between her father s decision to become a Christian reverend, and her mother s adherence to the Dineh s traditional ways Add to this Ella s charismatic brother Clifford has steadily become a force on the Rez as a medicine man forgive I cannot use the proper Dineh spelling without the book in front of me And, Clifford is a leading suspect in their father s death.In the prologue the Thurlo s mention that there are aspects of Dineh beliefs and practices that they do not go into in full out of respect for the Dineh David Thurlo grew up on the Rez this is mentioned in the afterword Perhaps, this is why it felt like the setting and description of the community felt accurate to me as a note my step daughter is Native American.This is a very steady procedural, with a focus being on Ella feeling torn between two worlds and trying to find her own path Good start to a mystery series What caught my eye was the picture on the spine of another Ella Clah mystery when I was at my local library After reading the blurb about the series on the inside cover I knew I must read the entire series The storyline was good and Ella Clah was interesting for a cop type mystery series all the others I have read Craig Johnson, Kathy Reichs, Sandi Ault, Nevada Barr , don t really seem to focus on the main character s heritage Although to be fair, the other s Good start to a mystery series What caught my eye was the picture on the spine of another Ella Clah mystery when I was at my local library After reading the blurb about the series on the inside cover I knew I must read the entire series The storyline was good and Ella Clah was interesting for a cop type mystery series all the others I have read Craig Johnson, Kathy Reichs, Sandi Ault, Nevada Barr , don t really seem to focus on the main character s heritage Although to be fair, the other series written by the authors I mentioned, basically have a white main character Whereas this series has a main character with a definite heritage culture I gave this a 4 5 because while the entire concept intrigued me, the story and characters did not immediately draw me into the story I will start the second book soon and I do hope that this is a series that will get better and be one that I will forgo sleep in order to finish Finally got through a book by Aimee Thurlo I find Native American beliefs fascinating Their explanations of the why and how are so muchentertaining and colorful than what the other races religions came up with And they seem to not be offended by the existence of others This book sets up the characters for the rest of the series so there is a lot of background It also solves the horrific murder of Ella s father The stage is set. Full disclosure I only got to the beginning of Chapter 4 And usually I don t review books I can t finish If I don t like a book after the first 10 20%, then I don t finish it, but I don t normally write a review because on some level I don t think that s fair to the author s BUT in the case of Blackening Song I am making an exception I had read some good reviews from a mystery group and I love Tony Hillerman books, so I was looking forward to reading this book And the first chapter was pr Full disclosure I only got to the beginning of Chapter 4 And usually I don t review books I can t finish If I don t like a book after the first 10 20%, then I don t finish it, but I don t normally write a review because on some level I don t think that s fair to the author s BUT in the case of Blackening Song I am making an exception I had read some good reviews from a mystery group and I love Tony Hillerman books, so I was looking forward to reading this book And the first chapter was promising except for one glaring issue with the main character s judgment of a person who turned out to be a murderer But I was willing to believe that the character had let her judgment slip a bit.Chapters two, three and the first bit of four disappointed me on several levels I did not believe an FBI agent with six years of experience in that agency would behave the way the main character did As a female in a male dominated profession, I have an expectation of how characters will behave who are similarly situated For example, the author Dana Stabenow created a female character who is also Native American and who works in law enforcement, and that character rings true to me This character did not.Also, the authors did not follow the show, don t tell rule that is key to writing I like to read The over explaining got very old I enjoy reading work by authors who treat me as if I can figure some things out for myself.And I was very disappointed in the Navajo storyline None of the characters rang true to me based on my reading and study of Navajo culture FBI agent Ella Clah goes back to the Navajo reservation after preacher father is killed and mutilated Her brother is the prime suspect of the law enforcement investigating the case She does not fit in because she had left the reservation after her marriage to a Navajo Army ranger Complicating the case are Navajo witches called skinwalkers and an FBI agent who alienates Anglos and Navajo alike This sets the foundation for a series about Ella Clah Ella Clah is a young FBI agent, having left the Navajo Reservation for college and law enforcement She receives a phone call that her father has been ritually murdered When she returns home she learns that in the eyes of the FBI, her brother is the chief suspect Ella disobeys direct orders to seek the truth and learn of her father s murder This is a complex, action packed mystery that puts the traditional Navajo ways against the progressive Mysticism, intuition and custom fight with Ella as Ella Clah is a young FBI agent, having left the Navajo Reservation for college and law enforcement She receives a phone call that her father has been ritually murdered When she returns home she learns that in the eyes of the FBI, her brother is the chief suspect Ella disobeys direct orders to seek the truth and learn of her father s murder This is a complex, action packed mystery that puts the traditional Navajo ways against the progressive Mysticism, intuition and custom fight with Ella as she struggles to maintain her modern, neutral stance and also as she strives to find her place in the world An excellent and compelling story Ella Clah, Navajo who left the reservation to become an FBI agent and now returns to try and unofficially solve her father s murder Her brother becomes a suspect in his death and Ella must prove his innocence During the process of solving her father s murder, she also becomes the target of the killer Ella begins to discover alot about herself and why she left the reservation These skills also helped her hunt down her father s killer Suspensefully, good read. In the spirit of Tony Hillerman, Ella Clah, is a Navajo FBI agent who returns to her home, the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, to find the killer of her father Steeped in Indian legend, customs and lore, Ella defends her family and her looks for a peace she never knew she was missing I enjoyed this first book in a series that Hillerman himself recommended when it was first published It was a great read. {EBOOK} õ Blackening Song ç Black ening Song is the debut of Navajo FBI agent Ella Clah, who returns to the reservation to investigate the murder of her father, a minister The ritual nature of the killing makes Ella s brother, a medicine man, the prime suspect Without cooperation from the tribe, the FBI, or the local police, Ella must plumb the depths of the struggle between traditionalist and modernist forces among the Navajo to find her father s murderer This is another series of mystery books focusing on the Navajo Reservation While not the best book I have read, it was entertaining and contained much information about Navajo cultural beliefs along with the main plot line Since this was the first book of a 15 or 16 book series, I think I will try the next two or three books before I buy all the rest.