Search Results: "Dana Stabenow"


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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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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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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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BREAKUP by Dana Stabenow
Released: June 2, 1997

"Readers will find much more to like in this easygoing, farcical series of not-very-mysterious riffs—even though every separate plot seems like an afterthought, and the whole parcel a circus with Kate more bemused audience than ringmaster."
Spring has come to Kate Shugak's Alaskan park, and the snow is melting, along with every trace of social inhibition among the human and animal residents. 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 >

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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 >

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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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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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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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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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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 >