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A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak Novels Book 1) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Dana Stabenow
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'Stabenow is blessed with a rich prose style and a fine eye for detail. An outstanding series.' --Washington Post.

'One of the strongest voices in crime fiction' --Seattle Times.

'An antidote to sugary female sleuths: Kate Shugak, the Aleut private investigator' --New York Times.

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Somewhere in the hinterlands of Alaska, among the millions of sprawling acres that comprise “The Park,” a young National Park Ranger has gone missing. When the detective sent after him also vanishes, the Anchorage DA’s department must turn to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. Shugak knows The Park because she’s of The Park, an Aleut who left her home village of Niniltna to pursue education, a career, and justice in an unjust world. Kate’s search for the missing men will take her from self-imposed exile back to a life she’d left behind, and face-to-face with people and problems she'd hoped never to confront again.

The first novel in the popular Kate Shugak Series, A Cold Day for Murder established Dana Stabenow as a new voice in Alaskan mystery writing, and earned her an Edgar Award.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1683 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 173 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1590588738
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  • Editeur : Gere Donovan Press; Édition : 2.32 (29 décembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B004S87M92
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Murder close to home 14 mars 2014
Par Ansofi
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First book in a series that introduces Kate Shugak, an Aleut investigator, her part-wolf female four-legged companion , Mutt, and Alaska. A real discovery too, with a frozen lifestyle, tribal tradition trying to survive in a harsh environment. Kate is a tough woman with a past, who lives alone far from any urban area, her character is very intriguing and really endearing too. The detective story is unlike others because of the geography, and the pace rather slow, but never boring. An excellent read,that makes us want to learn more about this extreme land...
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Polar dépaysant 14 février 2015
Par jm2ml
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Ça se passe en Alaska en hiver, ça change de Los Angeles, mais la situation sociale décrite (une communauté Native American peinant à choisir entre traditions et modernité) est un peu glauque. On passe un bon moment quand même.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 A candidate to replace Hillerman? 24 décembre 2002
Par Dave Schwinghammer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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There's a lot to like about A COLD DAY FOR MURDER. Kate Shugak is a much more realistic character than most female private eyes on the best-seller list. She's an Aleut Indian and former investigator for the Anchorage District Attorney's office, but at the beginning of the story, she's returned home to the Alaskan northland, sulking about a case gone wrong during which she was brutally injured. She's been hiding out, pretty much living a hermit's existence when Jack Morgan, her former boss and lover, shows up to ask her to investigate the disappearance of a Park Ranger, who's been missing for six weeks, and one of his investigators who went looking for him. Coincidentally, the park ranger is also a Congressman's son.
The best part of the book is the atmosphere. It's cold up there and people get around by snow machine and plane or helicopter. Everything is expensive because it must be flown in. There's moose hunting and played out gold and silver mines and drunken Aleuts whose favorite pastime is fighting. The Aleut families are close-knit and there is reverence for seniors, as is evidenced by Ekaterina, Kate's grandmother, one of the first people Kate talks to about the case. She's the former president of the Native American Council and she plays dumb about what happened. The Aleuts hate Outsiders and a missing park ranger doesn't concern them much.
The structure of A COLD DAY FOR MURDER is pretty straight-forward. Shugak, and her dog Mutt, a part wolf Siberian husky, track the ranger's movements the day he disappeared. He wasn't too popular, being a greenie and all and recommending that the park be opened for Outsiders. The dialogue is sometimes repetitive and any astute reader can figure out who done it by about mid book. But I'm so starved for a Hillerman replacement that I plan to order another Kate Shugak mystery.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Once more, with gusto 12 janvier 2002
Par TundraBee - Publié sur Amazon.com
A rookie federal Park Ranger/son-of-a-congressman, and an investigator sent to find him, go missing in the cold expanse of Kate Shugak's Alaskan Park (occupying "twenty million acres, almost four times the size of Denali National Park but with less than one percent of the tourists.") Reluctantly, Kate, a former D.A's investigator herself until a run-in with a child molester left him dead and her soured her on the job and a major portion of "civilization," is on the case.
This is the first of Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak mystery series, and I'm glad I went back and started at the beginning. The reader is introduced to Jack Morgan, the aforementioned D.A., with whom Kate had an affair before leaving his employ in Anchorage to return home to the environs and inhabitants of her native Village and Park. The characters and locale will become old familiar friends as this series wends on.
The introduction to Jack Morgan is particularly resonant:"He looked like John Wayne ready to run the claim jumpers off his gold mine on that old White Mountain just a little southeast of Nome, if John Wayne had been outfitted by Eddie Bauer." (If you are clueless about the humour, I suggest you go over to videos and get a copy of the movie "North to Alaska" - pay attention to the song being sung during the credits.) That Johnny Horton song is on jukeboxes everywhere here in our part of the Tundra, and everybody sings along ;-) And, speaking of jukeboxes and bars, the scene at Bernie's Bar in the book is really a hoot!
Along the way to finding out what happened to the Ranger and his would-be rescuer, Stabenow gives the reader an overview of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and life in the villages. It's a good start to a good series and I recommend it.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 An Impressive debut 29 septembre 2000
Par Larry Eischen - Publié sur Amazon.com
Kate Shugak is a loner. She's a loner on a homestead on federal land in Alaska. She's a loner because she killed a child abuser years ago and it haunts her. It left physical and mental scars. All of this makes Kate a unique personality in mystery fiction. But she also has friends-half the people on the tribal grounds are relatives and many of the others are good friends. They add more unique flavor to this mystery. Kate is called in to find a friend who went missing while searching for a congressman's son who is missing. During the investigations, all of these unique personalities come together along with plenty of other local flavoring. Dana Stabenow has created a compelling, sympathetic series family. I hope to see a lot more of Stabenow and Shugak.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 An Award-Winning Mystery Set In Alaska's Frozen North Country. 20 septembre 2005
Par Jana L.Perskie - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Aleut detective Kate Shugak, formerly a gifted investigator for the Anchorage D.A.'s office, moved back to Alaska's far north country after a horrible child abuse case left her scarred physically and emotionally. She now resides on a 160-acre homestead with her half-wolf, half-husky, half-breed canine, Mutt, and makes her living as a private investigator. "A Cold Day for Murder," Dana Stabenow's debut mystery in this wonderful series featuring PI Shugak won an Edgar award in 1993.

A national park ranger has gone missing in the Alaskan boondocks in the middle of winter, which signifies almost certain death from exposure. It has been more than six weeks since anyone heard from him. The young man's father, a US Congressman, demands that every effort be made to find his son. When the FBI agent assigned to search for the ranger goes missing, Kate Shugak, a native of the area where the two men were last seen, and an expert in Arctic wilderness survival skills, is asked to take the case, she accepts although their trail is now colder than the weather.

Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak novels are consistently good to excellent, and this first one is a real favorite of mine. The author delves into Kate's background, presents some of her family members, spins a thrilling mystery, and touches on the political issues of environmental protection and loss of native cultures that Ms. Shugak holds dear. She also explores the relationship between Jack Morgan, Kate's former boss and lover, and our sleuth heroine.

One of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much, and many others in the series, is their Arctic setting and the details of native life and culture. The author's descriptions of the region's physical geography are wonderful. Her characters are original, complex and the dialogue is excellent - full of dark humor. Kate Shugak is super savvy, tough, prickly, and vulnerable, although she hides it well. She has a deep loyalty and abiding love for her people and the land.

A terrific read and a winning mystery series!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Good Story But Senseless Profanity 24 avril 2012
Par David C Wile - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Hey folks,

This is the second or third Stabenow book I have read, and while I did like the story, I get turned off by what seems to be senseless profanity. Another reviewer compared Stabenow to Hillerman, and I see a similarity with both authors providing interesting cultural information. I have a problem with Stabenow's use of profanity, however. Yes, Hillerman did use the occasional "Hell" or "damn," and I think he even used "God Damn" in one instance, but his use of profanity was coparitively rare. When Hillerman did use his occasional "milder" profanities, they did seem to fit in place and were used as supporting words rather than dominant word use. My problems with what I term "senseless profanity" has nothing to do with religious beliefs - I am not a religious person. My problem is that such profanity too often ruins a good story by making it boring. Profanity may on occasion add to the story, but when its use seems to overpower the story itself, the story becomes lost. Just keep it simple and tell me a good story.

Best wishes,
Dave Wile
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