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Spoils of the Dead
04 Feb 2021 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781788549141

Alaskan State Trooper Liam Campbell investigates the murder of a young archaeologist. Could the killing be connected to something the archaeologist had uncovered at their dig site?

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 304 pages
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'Outstanding... Rich in details of Alaskan life, history, and archaeology, this fast-paced mystery builds to a satisfying conclusion. Fans will hope they won't have to wait another eight years for Liam's next outing' Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


It's Labor Day in Blewestown, Alaska, and it seems most of the town's thirty-five hundred residents have turned out to celebrate. Not Liam Campbell, though.

He's been in town for about a week when an archaeologist invites Liam out to his dig site. He's on the verge of a momentous discovery, one he says will be well worth the State Trooper's time.

Two days later, the archaeologist is dead, and Liam Campbell is about to learn that he's traded one troubled bush town for another.

Praise for Dana Stabenow:

'Cleverly conceived and crisply written thrillers that provide a provocative glimpse of life as it is lived, and justice as it is served, on America's last frontier' San Diego Union-Tribune
'No one writes more vividly about the hardships and rewards of living in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness and the hardy but frequently flawed characters who choose to call it home' Publishers Weekly
'If you have in mind a long trip anywhere, including Alaska, this is the book to put in your backpack' Washington Times
Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fishing tender. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing. Her first book in the bestselling Kate Shugak series, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Follow Dana at

Edgar award-winning, NYT-bestselling author.

A unique setting in Alaska, America's last great wilderness.

MARKET: C.J. Box; Elly Griffiths.

'Rich in details of Alaskan life, history, and archaeology, this fast-paced mystery builds to a satisfying conclusion' Publishers Weekly

'Some may find it a little 'cosy', but there's no shortage of outlandish local colour' The Times Crime Club

If you like your mysteries set in wild and rugged places, look no further than the Alaskan settings employed by Dana Stabenow... A cosy mystery featuring some well-drawn female characters... The detail about Alaska, its history, geography and population, which Stabenow packs in is fascinating stuff' Shots Magazine

Filled with colorful characters whose contributions make each step of the investigation rich and detailed... [An] expressive mystery novel' Foreword

Stabenow's vivid portraits of the Alaskan landscape, along with the Campbell-Chouinard relationship (these are two people besotted with each other), lighten the tone in this smooth, character-driven mystery featuring Alaskan history and culture and the welcome return of Sergeant Campbell' Booklist

'Over everything towers the wild and mountainous Alaskan landscape, which, having been there myself albeit briefly, I can truthfully describe as literally awesome. Recommended' Promoting Crime Fiction

'Dana Stabenow proves to be a good guide to the Alaskan landscape in her latest series' Crime Review

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