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Dana Stabenow - Author

About the Author

In 1991 Dana Stabenow, born in Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fishing trawler, was offered a three-book deal for the first of her Kate Shugak mysteries. In 1992, the first in the series, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award.

Featured books by Dana Stabenow

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

Bad blood comes to the fore when star-crossed love ends in murder...One hundred years of bad blood between two Alaskan villages come to a boil when a young Kushtaka man is found dead. The prime suspect is a Kuskulana man, already in trouble in both villages for falling in love across the divide. But now he's disappeared and a second killing looks suspiciously like payback. Kate Shugak must untangle the village tales of tragedy and revenge in order to find the truth before it's too late...

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Restless in the Grave

Restless in the Grave

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

When Alaskan billionaire Finn Grant is killed after someone sabotages the engine on his Piper plane, the question is not who had the motive, but rather who did not...Grant was not a popular man, but he was a successful one. His latest venture, an air freight service, was booming. But what kind of freight was he moving, and where? The answers lead Kate to her most challenging case yet, from the fateful wreckage to family secrets to full-scale conspiracy.

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Though Not Dead

Though Not Dead

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Kate's uncle Sam dies, leaving her a letter instructing Kate to 'find his father'. The problem is Sam's father disappeared nearly 90 years ago with a priceless tribal artefact. As Kate delves into the old man's life, she unearths some surprising facts: his service in World War Two, his friendship with crime-writer Dashiell Hammet. The problem is that she's not the only one interested in Sam's past. And this someone has no compunction about putting Kate permanently out of the picture to get what they want.

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A Night Too Dark

A Night Too Dark

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

In Alaska, somebody disappears every day. Hunters who head into the wilderness...Fishermen who brave the great rivers...Tourists who attempt to do both. But lately too many people have disappeared. And Kate is about to discover it's got something to do with the recent discovery of the world's second-largest gold mine in her very own backyard.

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Other books by Dana Stabenow

Silk and Song

Silk and Song

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2017

Beijing, 1322. Wu Johanna is the granddaughter of the legendary trader Marco Polo. In the wake of her father's death, Johanna finds that lineage counts for little amid the den of intrigue that is the Great Khan's court. Johanna's future - if she has one - lies with her grandfather, in Venice, more than a continent away at the very edge of the known world. So, with a small band of companions, she takes to the Silk Road - that storied collection of routes that link the silks of Cathay, the spices of the Indies and the jewels of the Indus to the markets of the West. But the journey will be long and arduous, for the road ahead is beset by burning sands and ice-fanged mountains, thieves and fanatics, treachery and betrayal.

Silk and Song

Silk and Song

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2017

Beijing, 1322. Wu Johanna is the granddaughter of the legendary trader Marco Polo. In the wake of her father's death, Johanna finds that lineage counts for little amid the den of intrigue that is the Great Khan's court. Johanna's future - if she has one - lies with her grandfather, in Venice, more than a continent away at the very edge of the known world. So, with a small band of companions, she takes to the Silk Road - that storied collection of routes that link the silks of Cathay, the spices of the Indies and the jewels of the Indus to the markets of the West. But the journey will be long and arduous, for the road ahead is beset by burning sands and ice-fanged mountains, thieves and fanatics, treachery and betrayal.

Less Than a Treason

Less Than a Treason

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2017

Two thousand people go missing in Alaska every year. They vanish in the middle of mountain footraces, on fishing boats in the Bering Sea, on small planes in the Bush. Now a geologist known for going walkabout with his rock hammer has disappeared from the Suulutaq Mine in the Park. Was it deliberate? An accident? Foul play? Native Aleut Private Investigator Kate Shugak may be the only person who can find out. But for the fact that Kate, too, is now among the missing...

Less Than a Treason

Less Than a Treason

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2017

Two thousand people go missing in Alaska every year. They vanish in the middle of mountain footraces, on fishing boats in the Bering Sea, on small planes in the Bush. Now a geologist known for going walkabout with his rock hammer has disappeared from the Suulutaq Mine in the Park. Was it deliberate? An accident? Foul play? Native Aleut Private Investigator Kate Shugak may be the only person who can find out. But for the fact that Kate, too, is now among the missing...

Less than a Treason

Less than a Treason

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: eBook Release Date: 06/05/2017

Two thousand people go missing in Alaska every year. They vanish in the middle of mountain footraces, on fishing boats in the Bering Sea, on small planes in the Bush. Now a geologist known for going walkabout with his rock hammer has disappeared from the Suulutaq Mine in the Park. Was it deliberate? An accident? Foul play? Native Aleut Private Investigator Kate Shugak may be the only person who can find out. But for the fact that Kate, too, is now among the missing...

Silk and Song

Silk and Song

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2016

Beijing, 1322. Wu Johanna is the granddaughter of the legendary trader Marco Polo. In the wake of her father's death, Johanna finds that lineage counts for little amid the den of intrigue that is the Great Khan's court. Johanna's future - if she has one - lies with her grandfather, in Venice, more than a continent away at the very edge of the known world. So, with a small band of companions, she takes to the Silk Road - that storied collection of routes that link the silks of Cathay, the spices of the Indies and the jewels of the Indus to the markets of the West. But the journey will be long and arduous, for the road ahead is beset by burning sands and ice-fanged mountains, thieves and fanatics, treachery and betrayal.

Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

Bad blood comes to the fore when star-crossed love ends in murder...One hundred years of bad blood between two Alaskan villages come to a boil when a young Kushtaka man is found dead. The prime suspect is a Kuskulana man, already in trouble in both villages for falling in love across the divide. But now he's disappeared and a second killing looks suspiciously like payback. Kate Shugak must untangle the village tales of tragedy and revenge in order to find the truth before it's too late...

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Hunter's Moon

Hunter's Moon

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

Guiding becomes a deadly business when Kate Shugak accepts a contract to shepherd a group of German computer executives on an Alaskan hunting retreat. As the fog rolls in and people start dying, Kate and her boyfriend Jack discover how very seriously their charges take the sport. A hunter's moon signals a season of gathering and plenty, but Kate finds herself out of resources and at her most vulnerable. She must find the strength to not only survive, but repay. This time, the guide becomes the huntress.

Restless in the Grave

Restless in the Grave

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

When Alaskan billionaire Finn Grant is killed after someone sabotages the engine on his Piper plane, the question is not who had the motive, but rather who did not...Grant was not a popular man, but he was a successful one. His latest venture, an air freight service, was booming. But what kind of freight was he moving, and where? The answers lead Kate to her most challenging case yet, from the fateful wreckage to family secrets to full-scale conspiracy.

ebook of the month
Though Not Dead

Though Not Dead

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Kate's uncle Sam dies, leaving her a letter instructing Kate to 'find his father'. The problem is Sam's father disappeared nearly 90 years ago with a priceless tribal artefact. As Kate delves into the old man's life, she unearths some surprising facts: his service in World War Two, his friendship with crime-writer Dashiell Hammet. The problem is that she's not the only one interested in Sam's past. And this someone has no compunction about putting Kate permanently out of the picture to get what they want.

ebook of the month
A Night Too Dark

A Night Too Dark

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

In Alaska, somebody disappears every day. Hunters who head into the wilderness...Fishermen who brave the great rivers...Tourists who attempt to do both. But lately too many people have disappeared. And Kate is about to discover it's got something to do with the recent discovery of the world's second-largest gold mine in her very own backyard.

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Whisper to the Blood

Whisper to the Blood

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2014

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. WHISPER TO THE BLOOD: A mining company has discovered a rich mineral deposit in Alaska's enormous Iqaluk Wildlife Refuge. Politicos see dollar signs for the state, but Ninilta residents, who live near the proposed site, are split: Will outsiders take the jobs? Will the environment be harmed by pollution? Will roads disintegrate . . . tourists invade? As the new chairperson of Ninilta's Native Association, a job she never wanted, Kate is embarassingly ill-equipped to handle the questions. Nor is she prepared when two individuals associated with the company turn up dead.

A Deeper Sleep

A Deeper Sleep

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2013

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 DEEPER SLEEP: Kate Shugak is determined to convict the odious Louis Deem, who has been arrested and tried for several serious crimes but never convicted. This time, Kate is convinced, it will be different. But when the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, Kate believes that Deem has literally got away with murder. And when, a few weeks later, two people are killed after an apparent robbery, Kate can't help but believe that Deem is involved...

A Grave Denied

A Grave Denied

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

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 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. A GRAVE DENIED: When Len Dreyer's body is discovered, frozen solid, in an ice cave beneath a remote glacier with a hole from a shotgun blast in his chest, no one has even noticed that he has been missing for months.

A Fine And Bitter Snow

A Fine And Bitter Snow

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Two women have been savagely attacked. One is dead by the time the authorities arrive, the other clings to life by a thread. The obvious suspect is a man found near the scene. A man clutching a knife, covered in the victims' blood, claiming to have lost all memory of the last twenty-four hours; it looks like an open and shut case. And no-one thinks twice about the death of a man living alone. An obvious suicide. He even leaves a note. Unfortunately his final words are a confession: `I killed her'. One crime, two suspects. And Kate Shugak thinks that someone, somewhere, is getting away with murder.

Kate Shugak Investigation - Box Set

Kate Shugak Investigation - Box Set

Author: Dana Stabenow Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

Private investigator Kate Shugak is 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns a half-wolf, half-husky named Mutt. Orphaned at eight years old, Kate grew up to be resourceful, strong willed and defiant. She is tougher than your average heroine - and she needs to be to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her. Kate investigates murders. She's worked under cover in the Arctic Circle, gone to sea, signed up as a bodyguard, tracked missing tribal relics and she continues to fight for the Aleut way of life. In this epic box set, Kate will witness the violent death of her closest friend and she'll face extreme peril herself. She'll even end up adopting a teenage boy. Just as well that she'll have Mutt at her side throughout it all. And with this Box Set, you'll save over 50% compared to buying the books individually.

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