Books by Stan Jones

TUNDRA KILL by Stan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"The delightfully off-speed Alaska lore—the authorities offer two free nights in jail for information about the missing snowblower—is supplemented this time by a compelling portrait of a female Alaskan governor too monstrous to be anything but wholly fictitious."
Murder is the least of Nathan Active's problems when he tangles with Alaska's high-maintenance governor. Read full book review >
VILLAGE OF THE GHOST BEARS by Stan Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Multilayered characters and an offbeat setting authentically rendered—Jones (Frozen Sun, 2008, etc.) bids fair to become the Tony Hillerman of Alaska."
For Alaska state trooper Nathan Active, love in a cold climate gets mixed with murder. Read full book review >
FROZEN SUN by Stan Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"That rare thing, a deftly plotted mystery that's also an irresistible love story. With it, Jones's Alaska series (Shaman Pass, 2003, etc.) takes a quantum leap forward."
They call her Amazing Grace and, dead or alive, Alaska state trooper Nathan Active has to find her. Read full book review >
SHAMAN PASS by Stan Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Solid police work in a cold climate."
"It's just not safe out there," says a veteran cop colleague—fair warning, however understated. "Out there" is the snow and ice of basically inaccessible northern Alaska, plus a dangerous man that Alaska State Trooper Nathan Active is tracking. Nathan (White Sky, Black Ice, 1999), still regarded as an interloper in Chuckchi, where he's been stationed for the past two years, has begun to chafe under the description. True, he was raised in citified Anchorage, but Chuckchi is the town of his birth; he's a full-blooded Eskimo; and being treated as an outsider is no help to an investigator contending with a complex case, particularly when it involves the old ways. Crusty, unpopular Victor Solomon, proprietor of Chuckchi's village museum, has been found lethally harpooned, and law enforcement has connected the homicide to "Uncle Frosty," the mummified Eskimo only recently rejected by the Smithsonian due to its callow youth. Uncle Frosty is a mere 40-something, far shy of the centuries he was first assumed to be mellowing. Undeterred, entrepreneurial Victor, convinced of Uncle Frosty's potential as a tourist attraction, bought him, planning to give him prominence in the museum. But the unseemly display was anathema to a hard core of old-way believers, one of whom probably did him in. So now Nathan finds himself trekking to the far reaches to catch up with the man who probably purloined the mummy, probably harpooned the curator, and probably intends to kill Nathan should he ever complete his journey. Read full book review >