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Head of Zeus
Play With Fire
Play With Fire by Dana Stabenow
 A Kate Shugak Investigation, 5

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

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Crime Fiction
02 Feb 2023 * 288pp * £9.99 * 9781804549599
REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR THE KATE SHUGAK SERIES:

'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
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 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
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 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
ALSO BY Dana Stabenow
The Kate Shugak Investigation - Box Set
Silk and Song
The Kate Shugak Investigations
Alaska Traveler
On Patrol with the US Coast Guard
The Collected Short Stories and Essays
A Cold Day for Murder
Fire and Ice
Death of an Eye
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
So Sure of Death
Disappearance of a Scribe
Bad Blood
Less than a Treason
No Fixed Line
Not the Ones Dead
Dead in the Water
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Theft of an Idol
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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