Sorry, this site requires JavaScript enabled.
Head of Zeus
A Taint in the Blood
A Taint in the Blood Dana Stabenow
 A Kate Shugak Investigation, 14

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 TAINT IN THE BLOOD. A daughter hires Kate to clear her mother's name. Twenty years ago, her mother was convicted of arson and murder, of setting fire to the family home while her two sons were inside. One died, and one was maimed. Her daughter has always believed in her innocence, though the mother herself had accepted the verdict and the life sentence without protest. Now the mother is terminally ill, and her daughter wants her free. But as Kate begins the investigation, it seems the mother isn't the only one who wants to leave the past alone.

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
10 Oct 2012 * 384pp * £4.49 * 9781781850374
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 Fine and Bitter Snow
A Grave Denied
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 Fine and Bitter Snow
A Grave Denied
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
OTHER BOOKS YOU MIGHT LIKE
Greasing the Piñata
Dry Heat
Arizona Dreams
South Phoenix Rules
3 Great Female Detectives
3 Great Hardboiled Crime Novels
The Kate Shugak Investigation - Box Set
The Night Detectives
Some Like It Hot
Blood, ash and Bone
The Pants On Fire Detective Agency - Box Set
Phoenix Cold Cases - Box set
San Francisco Noir - Box Set
The Master Falconer
The Body in the Mithraeum
The Best American Mystery Stories: Volume 16
It's In The Book
Rides A Stranger
What's In A Name
Death Leaves A Bookmark
The Best American Mystery Stories: Volume 17
The Book Thing
The Long Sonata of the Dead
The Scroll
Pronghorns of the Third Reich
An Acceptable Sacrifice
She'll Break But She Won't Bend: Meet DI Hanlon, Britain's Fierce New Crime Heroine
The Final Testament
The Book of Virtue
The Book of Ghosts
Book Club
Eye for an Eye
The Runaway
Fallen into the Pit
Death and the Joyful Woman
Flight of a Witch
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs
The Piper on the Mountain
Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart
The Grass Widow's Tale