Aimee Thurlo has passed away from cancer. My heart and sympathy goes out to David, family, and friends.
From Aimee's editor at Harlequin, Denise Zaza:
Aimée Thurlo was an internationally known bestselling author of mystery
and romantic suspense novels. She was the winner of a Career Achievement
Award from RT Book Reviews, a New Mexico Book Award in contemporary fiction and a Willa Cather Award in the same category.
Aimée was born in Havana, Cuba, and lived with her husband and writing
partner David in Corrales, New Mexico, in a rural neighborhood filled
with horses, alpacas, camels and other assorted livestock. David, was
raised on the Navajo Indian Nation. His background and cultural
knowledge inspired many of the Aimee Thurlo stories for Harlequin
We at Harlequin Books are saddened by the loss of Aimee and collectively
we send our deepest condolences to David. Aimee was a genuine and
lovely woman who we, along with her many fans, will miss greatly.
Aimee Thurlo's last book for Intrigue will be published in late 2014, The title is EAGLE’S LAST STAND.
David and Aimee Thurlo have, together and separately, written more
than seventy novels in a variety of genres. The Thurlos writing career
Aimee was inspired to write a novel while David was teaching middle
school. She sat down with legal pad and pencil, began a romantic
intrigue, and soon found David looking over her shoulder whenever class
was out. They quickly discovered that they could write
with one voice, and their combined efforts resulted in books
characterized by the unique stamp that defined their partnership in life
In addition to many romantic suspense novels, the Thurlos have
written three different mystery series, each featuring a very different
investigator. In the Sister Agatha series, mysteries are solved by a
nun; the Lee Nez series features a partnership between a Navajo vampire
and an FBI
agent. Their flagship series of Ella Clah police procedurals is set on
the Navajo Reservation; Ella Clah is a Special Investigator for the
The Thurlos have sold over one million Harlequins to date, and their
novels have been translated and sold worldwide in more than 18
countries. The Thurlos
the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, a Willa Cather Award for
Contemporary Fiction, and the New Mexico Book Award for Mystery and
Suspense. Their Lee Nez vampire series has been optioned by a
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