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Dead in the Water (Kate Shugak Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Two crewmen of the crab vessel Avilda are missing—presumed dead—under very suspicious circumstances. The Bering Sea offers ample means and opportunity, but without bodies, a motive, or evidence of foul play, the DA doesn’t have a case. And so, freelance investigator Kate Shugak finds herself working undercover in one of Alaska’s most dangerous professions: crab fisherman. The assignment will take her from the debauchery of Dutch Harbor to the ...
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Dead in the Water (Kate Shugak Series #3)

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Overview

Two crewmen of the crab vessel Avilda are missing—presumed dead—under very suspicious circumstances. The Bering Sea offers ample means and opportunity, but without bodies, a motive, or evidence of foul play, the DA doesn’t have a case. And so, freelance investigator Kate Shugak finds herself working undercover in one of Alaska’s most dangerous professions: crab fisherman. The assignment will take her from the debauchery of Dutch Harbor to the most isolated of the Aleutians, and if the job itself doesn’t kill her, her crewmates just might.

Third in Stabenow’s Edgar Award-winning series of Alaskan mysteries, Dead in the Water is richly informed by the author’s own upbringing aboard an Alaskan fishing vessel.
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Editorial Reviews

Judith Kreiner
Understand, now, that mystery reviewers do not go out and buy mystery books [...] but after reading Dana Stabenow's Dead in the Water, I actually went out and spent my very own money to buy the two previous chapters in the adventures of Kate Shugak, Aleut investigator. [...] This one is right on target with its descriptions of the hardships of commercial fishing and the greed that motivates murder.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012480989
  • Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
  • Publication date: 4/22/2011
  • Series: Kate Shugak Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 217
  • Sales rank: 32,398
  • File size: 455 KB

Meet the Author

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and after having a grand old time working in the Prudhoe Bay oilfields on the North Slope of Alaska, making an obscene amount of money and going to Hawaii a lot, found it in writing.

Her first crime fiction novel, A Cold Day for Murder, won an Edgar award; her first thriller, Blindfold Game, hit the New York Times bestseller list; and her twentieth Kate Shugak novel, Bad Blood, will be released in February 2013.

Find her on the web at stabenow.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2005

    a kate shugak fan

    this was a little difficult getting into, esp. if you do not know a lot about fishing salmon, but it was worth it. I'm such a fan of dana stabenow that I know the book will keep me interested to read it in a day. I always love the tension between Kate and her grandmother, or one of her men-friends. Mutt is wonderful as always. Recommended Kate Shugak--if you read one, you have to read them all.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    Addictive!

    I started with this series at the first of the year and have now finished #5. These things are addictive. I'm not sure which is most interesting. . . the mystery, the engaging characters or Alaska. Slight, but well written, The Kate Shugak series is quite engaging.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Boring

    A waste of 5.00

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2014

    Another mystery solved by the amazing Kate Shugak. I know I'm b

    Another mystery solved by the amazing Kate Shugak. I know I'm behind the eight ball with this series of books but in my defense, I only discovered Dana Stabenow this year so I am working furiously to catch up.

    This is book three in the Kate Shugak series and I thoroughly enjoyed it, just like the first two. This time Kate is out crab-fishing in the Aleutian islands and hunting for murderers. I myself have never been to Alaska but Dana's descriptions almost make me feel like I'm there. I felt like I was right there with Kate as she was hauling up crab pots and pounding the ice. I also love the way that the native culture is incorporated into the books. In this case, Kate encounters an old woman who is full of the old stories and also a basket-weaver. I really enjoyed how as part of the story I was also able to get some of the history of Aleut basket-weaving technique and it all just feels natural the way the author writes.

    So Kate has once again been hired by Jack, this time to be a crew member on a crab boat and try to discover what happened to two previous crew members who have disappeared. Along the way she has a very amusing encounter with a group of Russian sailors, a young California surf dude out to discover Alaska (who by the way saves her life), and a group of men who care for nothing but how much money they can put in their own pockets.

    Finally, I appreciate Ms. Stabenow's ability to tell a gripping mystery story in less than 200 pages. These are books I can really enjoy without investing weeks of my time.


    Kudos to Dana Stabenow on another job well done. I can't wait to read book four and I recommend everyone give these stories a try

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  • Posted September 12, 2014

    Love it.

    I have several books by Dana Stabenow, she never disappoints.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Excellent

    This is a wonderful series by a masterful writer.

    However. I lived in Alaska for years, and I find it very hard to believe that a woman with a moon shaped flat face and nubby nose is utterly irresistible to every man she meets, especially the hot ones. While I am sure the force of her personality would attract select strong men, she apparently looks just like every other Aleut in the world, and exquisitely beautiful nd appealing to everyone they are not. So that bit of unreality spoils it a bit for me. Heck, even the classically beautiful women some other writers populate their books with annoy me when the author sends every male character slavering after them, but at least it is within the limits of possibility that they would behave that way with a super-model type.

    I was also sorry not to enjoy Mutt's company in this book; she is by far the best character in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Great

    Enjoyed very much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    STABENOW ROCKS!!!

    I love this series! The story-lines are gripping, the characters feel like people you know, and with Alaska as a setting, you just can't go wrong!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Shugak is such a fascinating character! This is a different boo

    Shugak is such a fascinating character! This is a different book from the earlier ones in the series because it takes place at sea and in a different part of Alaska - I find myself studying maps to see if it's possible to visit areas to explore Kate's world. Read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Love it

    I read it 138 times IM OBSESSED

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    Pleasant reading

    I read a Stabenow book when I want a sure thing story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    I like this author.

    I had a hard time getting into this book. Other books by her have been better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    RIVERCLAN TERRITORY

    Trespassers must leave or they will be at high risk of death.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2012

    Great!

    I am enjoying this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Recommended reading

    Good book,suspenseful, good action. Enjoyed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Love her books

    Once again I very much enjoyed Dana Stabnow's book. Her storyline moves quickly and kept my interest. I will continue to read her books.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    I recommend the Shugak series

    An entertaining and informative writer who can construct a sentence

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