Search Results: "Dana Stabenow"


BOOK REVIEW

THOUGH NOT DEAD by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Kate's latest presents both a fascinating puzzle and an in-depth look at life in Alaska, past and present."
Alaskan native Kate Shugak (A Night Too Dark, 2010, etc.), former investigator for the Anchorage DA, investigates her own family's past. Read full book review >

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BLINDFOLD GAME by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 2006

"An exciting premise and the obligatory arrival of the (nautical) cavalry alternate with calming—some might say dull—exposition of politics and technology."
In her first stand-alone thriller, Stabenow (A Taint in the Blood, 2004, etc.) pits a Coast Guard cutter against a diabolical terrorist ring armed with a dirty bomb. Read full book review >

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SO SURE OF DEATH by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Nonstop incident and matchless local color keep you from noticing that you don't get to spend enough time with them to make the real perps as vivid as the Alaska scenery."
For such a backwater, Newenham, Alaska, sure is jumping. Read full book review >

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NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Readers willing to sluice through a distracting number of subplots and locals, including an Arthurian serial killer, will be rewarded by flashes of gold in Stabenow's quirky characters and her impressively exhaustive exploration of the varieties of love."
In his third outing, Alaskan State Trooper Liam Campbell (Fire and Ice, 1998, etc.) has his hands full pursuing air-taxi pilot Wyanet Chouinard. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT COME AGAIN by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2000

"Stabenow plumbs new depths in the once-shallow Chopper Jim and the violence of Kate's despair."
Kate Shugak, Stabenow's Aleutian p.i., doesn't appear until halfway through her ninth adventure, which begins with an armored car hijacking in St. Read full book review >

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PLAY WITH FIRE by Dana Stabenow
Released: April 1, 1995

"Still, don't expect an endorsement from Newt Gingrich. (Author tour)"
Quite a change from the white-collar, white-landscape crime of A Cold-Blooded Business (1994): It's June in Alaska; the sun never drops below the horizon; the temperature hovers around 80 degrees; and Kate Shugak, passing through tiny Chistona picking mushrooms, finds the body of schoolteacher Daniel Seabolt, missing but unreported since the previous August. Read full book review >

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BAD BLOOD by Dana Stabenow
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"To her usual atmospheric detection, Stabenow adds more than a hint of Romeo and Juliet, or the Hatfields and the McCoys."
A clash of family cultures may be behind a series of murders. Read full book review >

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A NIGHT TOO DARK by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Kate, still unhappily serving as the chair of the Niniltna Native Association, is even unhappier about cell phones, moneyed tourists and other encroaching changes to the Alaskan lifestyle, not to mention the greed that accelerates them."
Think of gold, lots of gold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TAINT IN THE BLOOD by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2004

"Promising intrigue that is either muddied or enhanced by Kate's love life, depending on whether you find her as irresistible as Stabenow obviously does."
Since the wealthiest suspect in Stabenow's novels (A Grave Denied, 2003, etc.) is usually the guiltiest, Kate Shugak is in a tough position when the daughter of two of Alaska's oldest leading families hires her. Read full book review >

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A GRAVE DENIED by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2003

"A satisfying case for Kate and her friends, although alert readers will spot the villain before they do."
Kate Shugak (A Fine and Bitter Snow, 2002, etc.) gets handed a cold one: Len Dreyer's body, frozen beneath a glacier, with a shotgun hole in its chest. Read full book review >

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RESTLESS IN THE GRAVE by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Stabenow offers Kate (Though Not Dead, 2011, etc.) and Liam (Better to Rest, 2002, etc.) a combination of fast and furious adventure and the beauty and complexity of Alaska."
Alaskan p.i. Kate Shugak goes undercover as a favor to her boyfriend, State Trooper Jim Chopin, and finds herself yet again in deep trouble. Read full book review >

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A DEEPER SLEEP by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Yet another strong entry in this long-running series: a satisfying exploration of justice on America's last frontier with a twisty ending that marks a new stage in Kate's career."
A ne'er-do-well in Niniltna, Alaska, as bent as he is good-looking, has so far escaped justice, but he may not escape revenge. Read full book review >