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A Cold Day for Murder
01 Jan 2013 * PAPERBACK * £7.99 * 9781908800398

The award-winning, Alaska-based crime series featuring native Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 304 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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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
Dead in the Water
A Cold Blooded Business
Play With Fire
Blood Will Tell
Breakup
Killing Grounds
Hunter's Moon
Also in A Kate Shugak Investigation series
A Cold Day for MurderA Kate Shugak Investigation, 1by Dana Stabenow

KATE SHUGAK is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine – and she needs to be to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her.

A COLD DAY FOR MURDER: Somewhere in twenty million acres of forest and glaciers, a ranger has disappeared: Mark Miller. Missing six weeks. It's assumed by the Alaskan Parks Department that Miller has been caught in a snowstorm and frozen to death, the typical fate of those who get lost in this vast and desolate terrain. But as a favour to his congressman father, the FBI send in an investigator: Ken Dahl. Last heard from two weeks and two days ago.Now it's time to send in a professional. Kate Shugak: light brown eyes, black hair, five foot tall with an angry scar from ear to ear. Last seen yesterday...

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 stabenow.com

THE KATE SHUGAK INVESTIGATIONS. Kate Shugak is a native Aleut with a touch of Russian heritage working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns a half-wolf, half-husky named Mutt. Orphaned at eight years old, Kate grew up to be resourceful, strong willed and defiant. She is tougher than your average heroine – and she needs to be to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. Kate used to work as an investigator for the Anchorage DA's office but after her throat was slashed while saving a child, she resigned from her job, and returned to the log cabin her father built on her tribe's native lands, deep in Alaska's largest national park in the shadow of the Quilak Mountains. For fourteen months Kate remained in the wilderness – her voice cut down to a raspy growl by the jagged scar stretched across her neck. Then, during the worst winter on record, a congressman's son disappeared... Two weeks later, the DA's investigator sent to find him was also reported missing. The FBI turned to the one person they knew had the skills to track down the missing men in the depths of an Alaskan winter. This is where you'll meet Kate in book one, A Cold Day for Murder. Over the next 19 books, Kate investigates murders both ancient and modern, she works under cover in the Arctic Circle, goes to sea, signs up as a bodyguard, tracks missing tribal relics and fights for the Aleut way of life. Kate will be forced into hiding, she'll witness the violent death of her closest friend and she'll face extreme peril herself. She'll even end up adopting a teenage boy. Just as well that she'll have Mutt at her side throughout it all.


For those who like series, mysteries, books with rich, idiosyncratic settings, engaging characters, Strong Women and reasonably hot sex on occasion... let me recommend Dana Stabenow' Diana Gabaldon

'A darkly compelling view of life in the Alaskan bush, well laced with lots of gallows humor. Her characters are very believable, the story lines are always suspenseful, and every now and then she lets a truly vile villain be eaten by a grizzley. Who could ask for more?' Sharon Penman

'Stabenow is blessed with a rich prose style and a fine eye for detail. An outstanding series' Washington Post

'One of the strongest voices in crime fiction' Seattle Times

'An antidote to sugary female sleuths: Kate Shugak, the Aleut private investigator' New York Times

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