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Head of Zeus
A Fine and Bitter Snow
A Fine and Bitter Snow Dana Stabenow
 A Kate Shugak Investigation, 12

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 FINE AND BITTER SNOW. Tensions run high when Kate's friend and chief park ranger, Dan O'Brien, is asked to take early retirement. Could it have somthing to do with his opposition to plans to drill for oil? Kate rallies the troops to fight for his job, but before she can really start throwing her weight around, a longtime resident, a friend of Kate's grandmother, is found brutally murdered. Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin enlists Kate in the investigation, and it isn't long before she discovers that when it comes to the beauty and danger of living and dying in Alaska, nothing is as simple as it seems...

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
10 Oct 2012 * 320pp * £4.49 * 9781781850220
REVIEWS
'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
ALSO IN THE SERIES
A Cold Day for Murder
Midnight Come Again
The Singing of the Dead
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
Author
Dana Stabenow
Dana Stabenow
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 Kate Shugak book, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award from the Crime Writers of America. Find her online at stabenow.com
ALSO BY Dana Stabenow
The Kate Shugak Investigation - Box Set
Silk and Song
The Kate Shugak Investigations
Death of an Eye
A Cold Day for Murder
Fire and Ice
Midnight Come Again
The Singing of the Dead
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
So Sure of Death
Bad Blood
Less than a Treason
No Fixed Line
Dead in the Water
Nothing Gold Can Stay
A Cold Blooded Business
Better to Rest
Play with Fire
Spoils of the Dead
Blood Will Tell
Breakup
Killing Grounds
Hunter's Moon
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