A Cold Day for Murder Paperback
Part of the A Kate Shugak Investigation series
KATE SHUGAK is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska.
She's 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns 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.
A COLD DAY FOR MURDER: 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 tall with an angry scar from ear to ear.
Last seen yesterday...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 01/01/2013
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781908800398
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Review by AdonisGuilfoyle
A fast-paced and atmospheric introduction to an unusual Alaskan detective series, but very, very short! I thought 200 pages was skimpy, but the novel actually ends 20 pages earlier, with a brief preview of the next instalment tacked onto the end. Dana Stabenow's distinctive covers have been passing back and forth under my nose at the library for ages now, so I thought I would give the books a try, even though I don't really read detective novels. From the clipped but concise opening murder investigation, I would say that I enjoyed the quirky humour, loved adding to my limited knowledge of Alaska (and by that, I mean limited to episodes of <I>Northern Exposure</I>), but didn't really warm to Kate (pardon the pun). If book two drifts into the library, I might read on, but I'm not in any great hurry to plough through the next twenty or so books in the series. (Pardon all the puns!)