Edie Kiglatuk

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 604 ratings

White Heat Publisher's Summary

Half Inuit and half outsider, Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide in her corner of the Arctic. But as a woman, she gets only grudging respect from the elders who rule her isolated community on Ellesmere Island. When a man is shot and killed while out on an “authentic” Arctic adventure under her watch, the murder attracts the attention of police sergeant Derek Palliser. As Edie sets out to discover what those tourists were really after, she is shocked by the suicide of someone very close to her. Though these events are seemingly unrelated, Edie’s Inuit hunter sensibility tells her otherwise. With or without Derek’s help, she is determined to find the key to this connection—a search that takes her beyond her small village and into the far reaches of the tundra.

White Heat is a stunning debut novel set in an utterly foreign culture amid an unforgiving landscape of ice and rock, of spirit ancestors and never-rotting bones. A suspense-filled adventure story that will captivate fans of Henning Mankell’s bestselling mysteries, this book marks the start of an exciting new series.

©2011 M. J. McGrath, Ltd. (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • White Heat

    • A Novel
    • By: M. J. McGrath
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 438

    Half Inuit and half outsider, Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide in her corner of the Arctic. But as a woman, she gets only grudging respect from the elders who rule her isolated community on Ellesmere Island. When a man is shot and killed while out on an “authentic” Arctic adventure under her watch, the murder attracts the attention of police sergeant Derek Palliser. As Edie sets out to discover what those tourists were really after, she is shocked by the suicide of someone very close to her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story

    • By FernT on 09-27-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • White Heat

    • By: M. J. McGrath
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    On Craig Island, a vast landscape of ice north of the Arctic Circle, three travellers are hunting duck. Among them is expert Inuit hunter and guide, Edie Kiglatuk; a woman born of this harsh, beautiful terrain. The two men are tourists, experiencing Arctic life in the raw, but when one of them is shot dead in mysterious circumstances, Edie finds herself facing the greatest challenge of her life...

    Regular price: $18.54

  • Book 2

    • The Boy in the Snow

    • An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery, Book 2
    • By: M. J. McGrath
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Half-Inuit Edie Kiglatuk finds herself in Alaska with Sergeant Derek Palliser, helping her ex-husband Sammy in his bid to win the famous Iditarod dogsled race. The race takes a grim turn when Edie stumbles upon the body of a baby left out in the forest. The state troopers are keen to pin the death on the Dark Believers - a sinister offshoot of a Russian Orthodox sect - but Edie's instincts tell her otherwise. Her investigations take her into a world of corrupt politics, religious intolerance, greed, and sex trafficking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Somber Alaska mystery

    • By Donna on 09-16-14

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Boy in the Snow

    • By: M. J. McGrath
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When Arctic guide Edie Kiglatuk stumbles across a body abandoned in the Alaskan forest, she little imagines what her discovery will lead her to. With the local police convinced the death is linked to a sinister Russian sect, Edie's friends insist she leave the investigation to the proper authorities. But Edie cannot get the image of the frozen corpse out of her mind....

    Regular price: $17.96

  • Book 3

    • The Bone Seeker

    • An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery, Book 3
    • By: M. J. McGrath
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Edie Kiglatuk is working as a summer school teacher in the Canadian Arctic. When one of her female students is found dead in nearby Lake Turngaluk, Edie enlists the help of Sergeant Derek Palliser to pursue the case, promising the girl's Inuit family that they will uncover the truth. Meanwhile, lawyer Sonia Gutierrez investigates the toxicity of the lake and suspects that there might be a larger conspiracy involved.

    Regular price: $24.47