The Edgar Award-winning introduction to private investigator Kate Shugak, A Cold Day for Murder is the first in Dana Stabenow's critically acclaimed Kate Shugak Mysteries.
Kate Shugak is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's five foot, one 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.
Somewhere in twenty million acres of forest and glaciers, a ranger has disappeared: Mark Miller. Missing six weeks. It's assumed by the Alaskan Parks Department that Miller has been caught in a snowstorm and frozen to death: the typical fate of those who get lost in this vast and desolate terrain. But as a favour to his congressman father, the FBI send in an investigator: Ken Dahl. Last heard from two weeks and two days ago.
Now it's time to send in a professional. Kate Shugak: light brown eyes, black hair, five foot one with an angry scar from ear to ear. Last seen yesterday...
Reviewers on Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak series:
'An antidote to sugary female sleuths: Kate Shugak, the Aleut private investigator.' New York Times
'Crime fiction doesn't get much better than this.' Booklist
'If you are looking for something unique in the field of crime fiction, Kate Shugak is the answer.' Michael Connelly
'An outstanding series.' Washington Post
'One of the strongest voices in crime fiction.' Seattle Times
'If you are looking for something unique in the field of crime fiction, Kate Shugak is the answer' Michael Connelly.
'An antidote to sugary female sleuths: Kate Shugak, the Aleut private investigator' New York Times.
'Stabenow is blessed with a rich prose style and a fine eye for detail. An outstanding series' Washington Post.
'Crime fiction doesn't get much better than this' Booklist.
'Sparkles with energy and wit, and packs an unexpected punch' Publishers Weekly.
'For rich, idiosyncratic settings and engaging characters... let me recommend Dana Stabenow' Diana Gabaldon