Search Results: "Dana Stabenow"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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A FINE AND BITTER SNOW by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2002

"When she finally gets around to the serious business of murder, it's satisfying but anticlimactic."
Kate Shugak's 12th adventure (The Singing of the Dead, 2001, etc.) begins with a threat against the Park, the beloved wilderness she shares with Stabenow's other regulars. Read full book review >

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THE SINGING OF THE DEAD by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2001

"Her relationships, however, remain as unresolved as the prostitute's ancient murder."
Her friends (surprising in number considering her antisocial tendencies) are treating Kate Shugak like fragile goods—but, as her 11th adventure demonstrates, she's stamped "Expedite Delivery (or Else)." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLING GROUNDS by Dana Stabenow
Released: March 23, 1998

"Like Breakup (1997), Kate's eighth is best approached as a leisurely guided tour of still another unexpected corner of the Yukon State, with crime and punishment taking a backseat, along with the large, colorful cast of extras."
Drift fisherman Calvin Meany is the kind of guy who bullies his wife, beats his son, drives a family away from its fishing site so that he can take it over, cuts his neighbor's nets in the hope of driving her off too, and breaks a strike against a big seafood buyer by continuing to fish with his indentured relatives. Read full book review >

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BLOOD WILL TELL by Dana Stabenow
Released: May 7, 1996

"Even though she says she hates the city, Kate glows throughout the case, presumably confident that her creator has framed the Anchorage background and the familiar issues perfectly. (Mystery Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Fresh from killing and dressing a moose, subsistence fisher Kate Shugak (Play With Fire, 1995, etc.) allows her activist grandmother Ekaterina to drag her to big-city Anchorage before Ekaterina's Niniltna Native Association—in town for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention—votes whether a disputed parcel of tribal land be open to logging. Read full book review >