A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak Series #1)

A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak Series #1)

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A KATE SHUGAK MYSTERY

When a young national park ranger disappears during the long Alaskan winter, everyone assumes the cold got him. But when an investigator goes in after him and fails to return, Kate Shugak suspects it's more than the weather. With her Husky-breed, Mutt, as an ally, she goes hunting for answers among the pipeliners, Aleuts,

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Part 0 Of One Parts

A KATE SHUGAK MYSTERY

When a young national park ranger disappears during the long Alaskan winter, everyone assumes the cold got him. But when an investigator goes in after him and fails to return, Kate Shugak suspects it's more than the weather. With her Husky-breed, Mutt, as an ally, she goes hunting for answers among the pipeliners, Aleuts, and marginal eccentrics of the rugged American North. What she finds is thin ice between lies and loyalties...between justice served and the bare face of cold-blooded murder.

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original.

"A fascinating mystery: original, suspenseful and deftly written. A brisk breath of arctic air."(Stefanie Matteson, author of MURDER AT TEATIME)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This whodunit rides the crest of today's styles: a female detective, a remote locale and the conflict between the traditional way of life (in this case Aleut) and modern America. Detective Kate Shugak became the top investigator for the Anchorage District Attorney's Office. But after getting her throat cut while apprehending a child abuser, she has retired to the Park, 20 million acres of Alaskan wilderness, snow and eccentrics--yet the children's cries keep reverberating in her head. When a park ranger--a congressman's son--disappears, as does the investigator sent after him, the FBI and Shugak's old boss ask for her help. In the process Shugak gets shot at twice and readers get a guided tour of the local landmarks, including Shugak's manipulative grandmother's house in Niniltna (pop. 800) and Bernie's Roadhouse, site of a hilarious showdown between two drunken pipeline workers with a stolen 30-ton excavating machine and a helicopter-flying state trooper. Stabenow's ( Second Star ) tale lacks tension, and Shugak's unfocused anger at the world seems a bit forced, but overall this is an enjoyable and well-written yarn. (June)
School Library Journal
YA-- Up in the cold Alaskan countryside, a young National Park Ranger disappears. When the investigator on the case also vanishes, it's time for detective Kate Shugak to start hunting for answers. For those who like murder mysteries, female sleuths, and books set in Alaska, this is the one.
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"[A]n enjoyable and well-written yarn."--Publishers Weekly
 

Publisher's Weekly - Penny Kaganoff
This whodunit rides the crest of today's styles: a female detective, a remote locale and the conflict between the traditional way of life (in this case Aleut) and modern America. Detective Kate Shugak became the top investigator for the Anchorage District Attorney's Office. But after getting her throat cut while apprehending a child abuser, she has retired to the Park, 20 million acres of Alaskan wilderness, snow and eccentrics--yet the children's cries keep reverberating in her head [...]

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425133019
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Series:
Kate Shugak Series, #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
344,093
Product dimensions:
4.35(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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