Santa's List: Aimee Thurlo

Paul Greyhorse, a former US Marshal shot in the line of duty, is now home for good. Paul's fetish is the Lynx - and this gives him the power to discern secrets, no matter how deeply hidden. 

When the sniper who ended his career and killed his partner comes to town, he joins forces with Deputy US Marshal Kendra Armstrong to track down the killer. Secrets of the Lynx is a story about love, and the special magic it ultimately brings into the lives of these two solitary people.


Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue
ISBN: 978-0-373-69661-1

David and Aimée Thurlo have been married for forty-two years. Aimée moved in next door to him and it was love at first sight. Three weeks later, they were married. David was raised on the Navajo Indian Reservation and left Shiprock to complete his education at the University of New Mexico. Aimée, born in Havana, Cuba, has lived in New Mexico for forty two years. Their popular Ella Clah mystery series, featuring a Navajo woman police officer, won a New Mexico Book Award and was optioned by CBS. They’ve also won the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Their Lee Nez vampire novels have been optioned by Red Nation Films in Hollywood. They also write romantic suspense novels for Harlequin and have sold more than two million copies worldwide.

SANTA: Do you believe in Santa Claus? 
AIMEE & DAVID: I believe in the Christmas Spirit, that force that brings out a special sense of unity and brotherly love during the season. It’s what prompts us to share our good fortune and look out for our neighbors in trouble. That’s the real spirit of Christmas.

SANTA: What’s your favorite Holiday cartoon special?
AIMEE & DAVID: Claymation Christmas. You seldom see it anymore, but it’s brilliant and funny and warm.

SANTA: Which Holiday film can you watch over and over without falling asleep?
AIMEE & DAVID: Alvin and the Chipmunks. This was their first film, and it’s just adorable.

SANTA: What’s your favorite Holiday Movie?
AIMEE & DAVID: Last Holiday with Queen Latifah. It brings tears to my eyes. It’s beautifully written and acted.

SANTA: What’s your favorite Holiday desert you’d share with friends?
AIMEE: Turron. This is a very special and traditional dessert enjoyed by Latin American families. It’s an almond nougat and the best of all brands is Sanchis Mira. This is almost never absent from any holiday table in Hispanic homes. (Our big meal by the way isn’t on Christmas day, it’s on the 24th, what’s known as Noche Buena.)

SANTA: What is your favorite Holiday tradition?
AIMEE & DAVID: We put up two Christmas trees here at home. We have to start the first week in December because one of those trees is generally HUGE.

SANTA’S GOTTA ASK: What’s your favorite gift Santa ever left under the tree?
AIMEE & DAVID’S GOTTA ANSWER:  I’d always wanted a Mouse King nutcracker, but all we could find were the more traditional kings. Then at an old shop, we found a badly damaged one for very little money. Truly it was a mess. David, my husband, restored it completely, fixed his sword, painted it and gave him a new base to stand on. I keep it out year round on my desk.  

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April 2013

an Ella Clah mystery
just out in trade paperback

We'll give anyone who would like a signed bookmark. Just send a stamp to Aimée and David Thurlo, P.O. Box 2747, Corrales, New Mexico 87048. We’ll take care of the rest.  (U.S. residents only)

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AIMEE & DAVID WANT TO KNOW: What’s your favorite time to read?


  1. Welcome to GLIAS, Aimee & David !!
    Looks like you've both been extremely good and are always very productive.

    So...my favorite time to read? Any spare minute I have. But I think the very best one is on a bare beach (after summer vacation is over for the kids), with barely anyone there. Favorite place? laying in a hamock on the cliffs of Maui.


  2. Love the Mouse King Nutcracker! I can understand why he'd stay out all year long.

    My favorite time to read...any time but at night before I go to bed. It makes me too sleepy.

  3. Love at first sight? Me too!! Although it took a little longer than three weeks to make it to the altar.

    I love to read whenever the house is quiet, usually after everyone is asleep. Nothing better than getting lost in a story!

  4. Anytime's a good time to read


  5. I like to read right before i go to sleep. The house is quiet finally.

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