'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 – or to cause trouble. Not Liam Campbell, though. He's checking out the local watering hole in his new town. He's finally made it out of Newenham and is ready for a quiet life with his wife.
He's been in town for about a week when an archaeologist invites him out to his dig site outside of town. He's on the verge of a momentous discovery, one he says will be worth the State Trooper's time.
Two days later, the archaeologist is dead, murdered on his own dig site. 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
Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
04 Feb 2021 * 304pp * £7.99 * 9781788549141
'Rich in details of Alaskan life, history, and archaeology, this fast-paced mystery builds to a satisfying conclusion'
'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'
'Filled with colorful characters whose contributions make each step of the investigation rich and detailed ... [An] expressive mystery novel'
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'
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 stabenow.com
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