Kate Shugak
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  • 1
    A Cold Day for Murder: A Kate Shugak Mystery | Dana Stabenow

    A Cold Day for Murder: A Kate Shugak Mystery

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    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    Eighteen months ago, Aleut Kate Shugak quit her job investigating sex crimes for the Anchorage DA’s office and retreated to her father’s homestead in a national park in the interior of Alaska. But the world has a way of beating a path to her door, however remote. In the middle of one of the bitterest Decembers in recent memory ex-boss — and ex-lover — Jack Morgan shows up with an FBI agent in tow.

    Gritty Realistic

    After living in Alaska for nearly 40 years and being away for 15, I enjoyed a visit back home through this book. That being said, the realism of the A..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 01 2016 by SMH ()
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    A Fatal Thaw | Dana Stabenow

    A Fatal Thaw

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    On her homestead in the middle of twenty million acres of national Park, Aleut P.I. Kate Shugak is caught up in spring cleaning, unaware that just miles away another Park rat is planning a massacre. When the sound of gunfire finally dies away, nine of his neighbors lie dead in the snow.But did he kill all nine, or only eight? The ninth victim was killed with a different weapon. It’s up to Kate and her husky-wolf sidekick Mutt to untangle the life of the dead blonde with the tarnished past and find her killer.

    On Audible at Last!!!

    I am a big fan of Stabenow's books, especially the Kate Shugak mystery series. The Alaska setting lends much to the story, as does the cultural eleme..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 13 2013 by Tracey (Danville, AR, United States)
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    Dead in the Water: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 3 | Dana Stabenow

    Dead in the Water: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 3

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    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    Once, Kate Shugak was the star investigator of the Anchorage D.A.'s office. Now she's gone back to her Aleut roots in the far Alaska north - where her talent for detection makes her the toughest crime-tracker in that stark and mysterious land.

    It's a good thriller but a lousy mystery.

    This is my first book involving Kate Shugak but I didn't have the feeling that I missed much. The prose is good but not exceptional, and the narratio..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2015 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
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    A Cold-Blooded Business: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 4 | Dana Stabenow

    A Cold-Blooded Business: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 4

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    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    A string of drug-related accidents at an oil company's rig in the Arctic Circle forces Kate Shugak to go undercover to scope out a cocaine connection along the TransAlaskan Pipeline. She's out to ID a major deal and shut down his operation. Of course, the deal has other ideas....

    Immense, Immersive Enjoyment

    I have read several of the novels, but never listened to one. I don't know that it's better, necessarily, but different, and I enjoyed it a lot. The..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 12 2013 by Blaine (Camas, WA, United States)
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    Play with Fire: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 5 | Dana Stabenow

    Play with Fire: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 5

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    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    A mushroom hunting foray turns gruesome when Kate Shugak stumbles across a burnt, decaying corpse amid a grove of morels. Was the deceased the hapless victim of last year's forest fire? Why has no one reported him missing? And why wasn't he wearing any clothes? Absent evidence of foul play, the troopers are inclined to call it death by misadventure; Kate's instincts suggest otherwise, leading her down a path that requires her to confront issues of community, faith, and free will.

    Very little story, very much preaching.
    Reviewed on June 12 2014 by Pam Sturgess (Corona, CA)
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    Blood Will Tell: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 6 | Dana Stabenow

    Blood Will Tell: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 6

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    It's a crisp, snowless October in The Park. The root cellar is full, the cordwood is stacked, the oil drums are filled and there’s a freshly-butchered moose in her cache, but Kate Shugak must leave her cabin and head into the chaos of Anchorage, where the Alaska Federation of Natives’ annual convention is being held. Why? Because board members of the Niniltna Native Association have been dying...board members who just happened to oppose a lucrative new development project.

    Fantastic story

    This is a fantastic story whether it's listened to or read. Such great details and insight into native American culture and Alaskan culture. Enjoy!

    Reviewed on October 23 2016 by Kat Snow (Denver, CO)
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    Breakup: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 7 | Dana Stabenow

    Breakup: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 7

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    When winter's done, but spring has not yet fully sprung, much of Alaska turns to slush. Locally, it's called "breakup," and it's a…messy time of year. It's certainly messy for Kate Shugak; between doing her taxes, being chased by grizzlies, and getting shot at by feuding families, she has to cope with an NTSB investigation that hits very close to home. Then, of course, there's the body in the woods. And up at the old mining town. And…being Kate Shugak, somehow she can't leave well enough alone, and begins to tease apart a well-planned and surprising crime.

    "I hate Breakup" was the funniest line in a great

    Absolutely - love the whole series

    Reviewed on August 27 2013 by Rusty (Georgia)
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    Killing Grounds: Kate Shugak, Book 8 | Dana Stabenow

    Killing Grounds: Kate Shugak, Book 8

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    It's fishing season, and Kate Shugak is working with Old Sam aboard the fish tender Freya when Cal Meany floats up dead. His reputation as a womanizer, strike breaker, and abusive father ensures that there are several suspects, multiple motives, and quite possibly more than one murderer. While Kate investigates the killing, her aunties mend nets, operate an illegal fish camp, and impart cultural wisdom to Jack and his son Johnny. Ultimately, Kate finds herself in grave danger, as even her aunts join the list of suspects.

    Alaska's salmon season is the perfect backdrop.

    As I have said in some of my other reviews for this series, I love Stabenow's use of the state of Alaska, the description of its people and the land, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2016 by Kelly (Colorado Springs)
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    Hunter's Moon: Kate Shugak, Book 9 | Dana Stabenow

    Hunter's Moon: Kate Shugak, Book 9

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    Guiding becomes a deadly business when Kate Shugak accepts a contract to shepherd a group of German computer executives on an Alaskan hunting retreat. As the fog rolls in and people start dying, Kate and her boyfriend Jack discover how very seriously their charges take the sport. A hunter's moon signals a season of gathering and plenty, but Kate finds herself out of resources and at her most vulnerable. She must find the strength to not only survive, but repay. This time, the guide becomes the huntress.

    The Best Kate Shaguk.

    This book is by far the best of the series. It is full of suspense, backstory, and character development. Kate, Jack and Mutt are working as hunting..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2016 by Kelly (Colorado Springs)
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    Midnight Come Again: A Kate Shugak Novel | Dana Stabenow

    Midnight Come Again: A Kate Shugak Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    Kate, a former investigator for the Anchorage D.A. and now a P.I. for hire, is missing after a winter spent in mourning. Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin, Kate's best friend, needs her to help him work a new case. He discovers her hiding out in Bering, a small fishing village on Alaska's western coast, living and working under an assumed name, working hard, as 18-hour workdays seem to be her only justification for getting up in the morning.

    Kate, lost in grief, is found by Jim Chopin

    "Midnight Come Again" opens like a Tom Clancy novel with a rogue Russian military unit killing people in an armed robbery in Moscow.

    ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2015 by Mike Murphy (Switzerland)
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    A Fine and Bitter Snow | Dana Stabenow

    A Fine and Bitter Snow

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    Set in Alaska, Edgar Award-winner Dana Stabenow's novels combine a rich portrait of life in the frozen north with taut suspense and top-notch characters. In this latest installment in the Kate Shugak series, the possibility of drilling for oil in a wildlife preserve near the home of the dynamic Aleutian P.I. has battle lines drawn. Things heat up when a ranger at the preserve loses his job for political reasons, but when a passionate conservation spokesperson is found poisoned, the war begins in earnest.

    Wanted the whole series after reading this.

    Found this book in a used book store and had never heard of Kate Shugak or the author. Loved the book and then found out it was a series. Made me go..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 21 2013 by Amazon Customer (TULSA, OK, United States)
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    A Grave Denied: A Kate Shugak Novel | Dana Stabenow

    A Grave Denied: A Kate Shugak Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    Everyone knew Len Dreyer, a handyman for hire in the Park near Niniltna, Alaska, but no one knew anything else about him. Even Kate Shugak, who was planning to ask him to help build a small second cabin on her property, knew him. But she, the Park's unofficial P.I., seems to have known less about him than anyone.

    Kate is finally home

    A Grave Denied"A Grave Denied" is not quite as light-hearted as "Breakup" was (duh! It has the word Grave in the title) but it is more..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 02 2015 by Mike Murphy (Switzerland)
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    A Taint in the Blood | Dana Stabenow

    A Taint in the Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    In Dana Stabenow's strongest novel to date, Aleutian P.I. Kate Shugak is hired by Charlotte Mauravieff to clear her mother's name. Twenty years ago, her mother was convicted of setting fire to the family home and killing one of her two sons, both inside the house at the time. Though the mother herself had accepted the life sentence without protest, Charlotte has always believed in her innocence.

    No taint in this story

    This book is a departure for Kate Shugak -- she is hired by a wealthy woman to free her mother from prison due to a conviction on the arson murder of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2013 by Tracey (Danville, AR, United States)
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    A Taint in the Blood | Dana Stabenow

    A Taint in the Blood

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    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Regina Reagan
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    A daughter hires Kate Shugak 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.

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    A Deeper Sleep | Dana Stabenow

    A Deeper Sleep

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    In A Deeper Sleep, P.I. Kate Shugak has been working on a case for the Anchorage D.A. involving the murder of a woman by the woman's husband. Louis Deem has been the subject of investigations before, and he's never been convicted. But Kate and state trooper Jim Chopin are convinced that, this time, he'll be punished for his actions. When he's found not guilty, Kate and Jim and the rest of Nilniltna, Alaska, are certain that a man has gotten away with murder.

    You will be WIDE AWAKE during "A Deeper Sleep"

    It must be very difficult for Stabenow to write a bad mystery book, as she doesn't disappoint here. This book is a bit more sombre fare than some of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2013 by Tracey (Danville, AR, United States)
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    A Deeper Sleep | Dana Stabenow

    A Deeper Sleep

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    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Regina Reagan
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    Kate Shugak is determined to convict the odious Louis Deem, who has been arrested and tried for several serious crimes but never convicted. This time, Kate is convinced, it will be different. But when the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, Kate believes that Deem has literally got away with murder. And when, a few weeks later, two people are killed after an apparent robbery, Kate can't help but believe that Deem is involved...

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    Whisper to the Blood: A Kate Shugak Novel | Dana Stabenow

    Whisper to the Blood: A Kate Shugak Novel

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    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    Inside Alaska's biggest national park, surrounding the town of Niniltna, a gold mining company has started buying up land. The residents of the park are uneasy. Then there are two murders. Part-time P.I. and newly elected chairman of the Niniltna Native Association Kate Shugak has her hands very much full.

    another visit with Kate

    not many series allow you to become a part of the world within as thoroughly as this one. The mystery is a bonus while you catch up on what everyone ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 19 2014 by Margo ()
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    A Night Too Dark: A Kate Shugak Novel | Dana Stabenow

    A Night Too Dark: A Kate Shugak Novel

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    In Alaska, people disappear every day. In Aleut detective Kate Shugak’s Park, they’ve been disappearing a lot lately. Hikers head into the wilderness unprepared and get lost. Miners quit without notice at the busy Suulutaq Mine. Suicides leave farewell notes and vanish. Not only are Park rats disappearing at an alarming rate, but so is life in the Park as Kate knows it.

    Really entertaining

    I really enjoyed this book. Great Humor, romance, quirky who dunnit twists and great characters. I had originally started this series on the 11th book..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 25 2010 by Sylvie (MOncton, New Brunswick, Canada)
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    A Night Too Dark | Dana Stabenow

    A Night Too Dark

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    In Alaska, somebody disappears every day. Hunters who head into the wilderness... Fishermen who brave the great rivers...Tourists who attempt to do both. But lately too many people have disappeared. And Kate is about to discover it's got something to do with the recent discovery of the world's second-largest gold mine in her very own backyard.

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    Though Not Dead: A Kate Shugak Novel | Dana Stabenow

    Though Not Dead: A Kate Shugak Novel

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    The residents of Alaska’s largest national park are stunned by the death of one of their oldest members, 87-year-old Old Sam Dementieff…Even private investigator Kate Shugak. Sam, a lifelong resident, dubbed the “father” of all of the Park rats—even though he had no children of his own—was especially close to Kate, his niece, but even she is surprised to discover that in his will he’s left her everything, including a letter instructing her simply to, “find my father.”

    Wow

    This is one of the few series that, for me, hasn't become either the same-book-with-small-changes or a caricature of itself by the 4th book. The book ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2011 by Aryn (Pullman, WA; United States)
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    Restless in the Grave | Dana Stabenow

    Restless in the Grave

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    Alaska aviation entrepreneur Finn Grant died in the fiery crash of his Piper Super Cub. Someone sabotaged his engine, and virtually everyone in southwestern Alaska has a motive, including his betrayed wife, his bullied children, and Liam’s wife, bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard. With few places to turn, Liam asks his former mentor Niniltna post commander Sergeant Jim Chopin, for help, and Jim quickly brings Kate onto the case. Working undercover as - of all things - a waitress at Bill’s Bar and Grill, Kate learns over beer and burgers that Grant’s business had expanded meteorically over the last two years.

    Kate Shugak plus Liam Campbell!

    In this primarily Kate Shugak story, Liam Campbell plays an important role, and we get a chance along the way to learn a bit of the Campbell back stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 16 2012 by Charlie (Madeira Park, BC, Canada)
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    Bad Blood: A Kate Shugak Mystery, Book 20 | Dana Stabenow

    Bad Blood: A Kate Shugak Mystery, Book 20

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    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    In Alaska, 100 years of bad blood between the villages of Kushtaka and Kuskulana come to a boil when the body of a young Kushtaka ne'er-do-well is found wedged in a fish wheel. Sergeant Jim Chopin's prime suspect is a Kuskulana man who is already in trouble in both villages for falling in love across the river. But when the suspect disappears, members of both tribes refuse to speak to Jim. When a second murder that looks suspiciously like payback occurs, Jim has no choice but to call in Kate Shugak for help.

    Wait for the next book in the series

    I love the Shugak series. I listen to them again and again...but I won't bother with this one. It's stuffed with poofy purple prose and so much des..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2013 by Patroo (the High Desert)
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    Bad Blood | Dana Stabenow

    Bad Blood

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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    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 a 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. One hundred years of bad blood between two Alaskan villages comes to a boil when the body of a young Kushtaka man is found wedged in a fish wheel.

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