Kate Shugak
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  • 1

    A Cold Day for Murder: A Kate Shugak Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • 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.

    Tracey says: "You never go wrong with a Stabenow novel"
    You never go wrong with a Stabenow novel

    I have been waiting until all Stabenow's books are in audible format, so I have "read" some of the latter books before this one. This book was not as..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 02 2013 by Tracey (Danville, AR, United States)
  • 2

    A Fatal Thaw

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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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.

    Tracey says: "On Audible at Last!!!"
    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)
  • 3

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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • 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.

    Debbie says: "Not a favorite in the series"
    Not a favorite in the series
    Reviewed on September 13 2014 by Debbie (United States)
  • 4

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • 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....

    Jan says: "Dana and Marquerite are hard to beat"
    Dana and Marquerite are hard to beat

    I have read all of Dana Stabenow's books and have listened to many of them. I like her characters and good stories to go with them. Marquerite Gavin ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 11 2013 by Jan (Le Center, MN, United States)
  • 5

    Play with Fire: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • 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.

    Pam Sturgess says: "Very little story, very much preaching."
    Very little story, very much preaching.
    Reviewed on June 12 2014 by Pam Sturgess (Laguna Niguel, CA)
  • 6

    Blood Will Tell: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another great Kate!"
    Another great Kate!

    I really love this series. The scene with Jack and Kate in Nordstroms was wonderful and made me love Kate all the more.

    Marguerite Gavin doe..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 24 2013 by Amazon Customer (Federal Way, Wa, United States)
  • 7

    Breakup: A Kate Shugak Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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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.

    Rusty says: ""I hate Breakup" was the funniest line in a great"
    "I hate Breakup" was the funniest line in a great

    Absolutely - love the whole series

    Reviewed on August 27 2013 by Rusty (Galloway, NJ, United States)
  • 8

    Killing Grounds: Kate Shugak, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Kate's one of my Favs"
    Kate's one of my Favs

    I really love these, every one of them. They're good stories with great characters, but having them on audible is a real treat. Margureite Gavin does ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 02 2014 by Amazon Customer (Federal Way, Wa, United States)
  • 9

    Hunter's Moon: Kate Shugak, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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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.

    Robert E. Golick says: "awful"
    awful

    I have enjoyed the few Kate Shugatk books I've read in the past, but this one was just crap. Unbelievable from beginning to end. People surviving unbe..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 17 2014 by Robert E. Golick (West Carrollton, Ohio USA)
  • 10

    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.

    Bonnie says: "Another great Shugak novel!"
    Another great Shugak novel!
    Reviewed on May 09 2012 by Bonnie (SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, United States)
  • 11

    Singing Of The Dead

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    • By Dana Stabenow
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  • 12

    A Fine and Bitter Snow

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wanted the whole series after reading this."
    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)
  • 13

    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.

    Bonnie says: "Each book in the series seems to get better!"
    Each book in the series seems to get better!

    I think I'm addicted to this series and only have 2 books per month on my subscription! The author seems to know just how much to give and how much t..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 18 2012 by Bonnie (SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, United States)
  • 14

    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.

    Tracey says: "No taint in this story"
    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)
  • 15

    A Deeper Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
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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.

    Tracey says: "You will be WIDE AWAKE during "A Deeper Sleep""
    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)
  • 16

    Whisper to the Blood: A Kate Shugak Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • 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.

    Margo says: "another visit with Kate"
    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 ()
  • 17

    A Night Too Dark: A Kate Shugak Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    sharon says: "Slow and slower until the last few chapters."
    Slow and slower until the last few chapters.

    this book has to many Kate said, Jim said, Kate said and then Jim said again. etc..... my first read of this author and will probably be my last. I o..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2010 by sharon (east ridge, Tunisia)
  • 18

    Though Not Dead: A Kate Shugak Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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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.”

    Aryn says: "Wow"
    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)
  • 19

    Restless in the Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dana Stabenow
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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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.

    Charlie says: "Kate Shugak plus Liam Campbell!"
    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)
  • 20

    Bad Blood: A Kate Shugak Mystery, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • 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.

    Charlie Russel says: "Another Great Kate Shugak Story"
    Another Great Kate Shugak Story

    This 20th book in the story of Kate Shugak and Alaska is another winner, though much of the story is actually about Jim Chopin. The plot, straight out..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2013 by Charlie Russel (Sunshine Coast, BC, CA)