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Head of Zeus
A Fine And Bitter Snow
26 Sep 2013 * PAPERBACK * £7.99 * 9781908800732

Two women have been savagely attacked. One is dead. The obvious suspect is a man found near the scene clutching a knife, covered in blood. Another man commits suicide after writing a confession. One crime, two suspects. And Kate Shugak thinks that someone is getting away with murder.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 256 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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A Fine And Bitter SnowA Kate Shugak Investigation, 12by Dana Stabenow

Two women have been savagely attacked. One is dead by the time the authorities arrive, the other clings to life by a thread.

The obvious suspect is a man found near the scene. A man clutching a knife, covered in the victims' blood, claiming to have lost all memory of the last twenty-four hours; it looks like an open and shut case.

And no-one thinks twice about the death of a man living alone. An obvious suicide. He even leaves a note. Unfortunately his final words are a confession: ‘I killed her'. One crime, two suspects. And Kate Shugak thinks that someone, somewhere, is getting away with murder.

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

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.

'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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