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Play with Fire
01 Sep 2018 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781788549028

The fifth mystery in the Edgar Award-winning Kate Shugak series set in Alaska, by Dana Stabenow. A young boy hires Kate to find his father... at the same time as she investigates the discovery of a corpse after a forest fire.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 304 pages
Exclusive: GB CA AU NZ IN ZA SG US
A Cold Day for Murder
Midnight Come Again
The Singing of the Dead
A Fine and Bitter Snow
A Grave Denied
A Taint in the Blood
A Deeper Sleep
Whisper to the Blood
A Night Too Dark
Though Not Dead
Restless in the Grave
A Fatal Thaw
Bad Blood
Less than a Treason
No Fixed Line
Not the Ones Dead
Dead in the Water
A Cold Blooded Business
Blood Will Tell
Killing Grounds
Hunter's Moon
Also in A Kate Shugak Investigation series
Play with FireA Kate Shugak Investigation, 5by Dana Stabenow

The Edgar Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling series by Dana Stabenow set in Alaska. Kate Shugak investigates into a mysterious death in a dysfunctional family in Play With Fire.

Alaska's worst fire in decades left behind 125,000 acres of razed forest, three feet of ash... and one unburnt corpse.

A ten-year-old boy has hired Kate Shugak to find his father. Daniel Seabolt has been missing since the summer, but his disappearance has never been reported. The boy's grandfather, the Right Reverend Pastor Simon Seabolt, has forbidden the tight-knit community even to speak Daniel's name.

Unfortunately for the boy, Kate is already investigating the body of a man found buried under the ash of last year's forest fire. At first she thinks this man was caught out in the blaze, but the coroner returns cause of death as anaphylactic shock. And although the body is missing clothes and shoes, it is untouched by the fire...

Reviewers on Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak series:

'An antidote to sugary female sleuths: Kate Shugak, the Aleut private investigator.' New York Times
'Crime fiction doesn't get much better than this.' Booklist
'If you are looking for something unique in the field of crime fiction, Kate Shugak is the answer.' Michael Connelly
'An outstanding series.' Washington Post
'One of the strongest voices in crime fiction.' Seattle Times

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fishing tender. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing. Her first book in the bestselling Kate Shugak series, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Follow Dana at

Edgar Award-winning series by New York Times bestseller Dana Stabenow.

Unique protagonist in Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak.

MARKET: Michael Connelly; Wilbur Smith; Sue Grafton.

'If you are looking for something unique in the field of crime fiction, Kate Shugak is the answer' Michael Connelly.
'An antidote to sugary female sleuths: Kate Shugak, the Aleut private investigator' New York Times.
'Stabenow is blessed with a rich prose style and a fine eye for detail. An outstanding series' Washington Post.
'Crime fiction doesn't get much better than this' Booklist.
'Sparkles with energy and wit, and packs an unexpected punch' Publishers Weekly.
'For rich, idiosyncratic settings and engaging characters... let me recommend Dana Stabenow'
Diana Gabaldon

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