A Fine and Bitter Snow

When a radical environmentalist is murdered and another stabbed and left for dead, Kate's investigation puts her in deadly peril.

Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Center Point Pub

ISBN: 1585472891

Category: Fiction

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When a radical environmentalist is murdered and another stabbed and left for dead, Kate's investigation puts her in deadly peril.

Fine and Bitter Snow

" -"Dallas Morning News "The Singing of the Dead "With well-drawn characters, splendid scenery, and an insider's knowledge of Alaskan history and politics, this fine novel ranks as one of Stabenow's best.

Author: Dana Stabenow

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ISBN: 0613999460

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As the news breaks of oil drilling being planned in a wildlife preserve in Alaska, home to P.I. Kate Shugak, battle lines are quickly drawn across the community. When a longtime resident is murdered, Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin enlists Kate in the investigation. Martin's Press.

Blindfold Game

" ---The San Diego Union-Tribune on A Taint in the Blood "Stabenow is a fine storyteller, but it is her passion for the Alaskan landscape and iconoclastic people who inhabit it that fires this series and lifts this latest entry to its ...

Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429909198

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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In Thailand, two men hire a pair of international pirates to smuggle them, a small team of mercenaries, and some equipment aboard a freighter at a Russian port. It's frighteningly easy, and the ship sails east, toward the western coast of North America. The crew onboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sojourner Truth, stationed in the Bering Sea along the Maritime Boundary Line, is busier than usual, catching fishing vessels on the wrong side of the line, but it's not enough to cause undue alarm. In Washington, D.C., a CIA analyst has been hearing rumors about the sale of radioactive material and military equipment on the black market in deep Russia but can't get it confirmed. The analyst, Hugh Rincon, originally from Alaska and more keenly aware than most in Washington of Alaska's vulnerability with its air force base and proximity to the Far East, begins to piece it all together. He can't get anyone to take him seriously, however, least of all the director of the CIA. Then Hugh learns that his estranged wife, Sarah Lange, is second in command on the Sojourner Truth in the Bering Sea at the heart of the potential conflict. And the chase is on. The first stand-alone thriller from the pen of Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award--winning author of many crime novels, delivers a nail-biting, action-packed read in Blindfold Game, international in scope and frighteningly real.

Prepared for Rage

. Stabenow has established herself as a fine mystery writer, but she may have found her true métier with this excellent thriller."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Blindfold Game "Every time I think Dana Stabenow has gotten as good ...

Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429929639

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Following A Deeper Sleep, her most successful Kate Shugak novel to date, the Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling thriller writer Dana Stabenow delivers a nail-biting, all-too-real novel of international suspense in Prepared for Rage. A terrorist with a most personal grudge, an FBI analyst challenged to be three steps ahead of the intelligence, a Coast Guard captain assigned to keep watch on that very American of symbols from the water, an astronaut who takes her job very seriously—the paths of all of these characters converge on one clear morning in Florida. NASA is preparing to launch the space shuttle, this time with a high-paying visitor on board as a guest, and the FBI and the Coast Guard are doing everything they can to help the launch go off without a hitch. But one Pakistani man with a bottomless personal grudge and the commitment of many zealous men behind him is determined to strike back at the most visible target he can find. Once again Dana Stabenow, who researched this gripping scenario by spending weeks living on board a Coast Guard cutter as it conducted its mission in the eastern Pacific, delivers an action-driven thriller with an ingenious, frightening, straight-from-the-headlines plot, certain to be her next bestseller.

A Grave Denied

" --Seattle Times on The Singing of the Dead "With well-drawn characters, splendid scenery and an insider's knowledge of Alaskan history and politics, this fine novel ranks as one of Stabenow's best.

Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429909174

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Everyone knew Len Dreyer, a handyman for hire in the Park near Niniltna, Alaska, but no one knew anything else about him. Even Kate Shugak hired him to thin the trees on her 160-acre homestead and was planning to ask him to help build a small second cabin on her property for Johnny Morgan, a teenaged boy in her care. But she, the Park's unofficial p.i., seems to have known less about him than anyone. Alaska is a place where anybody can bury his history and start fresh, and for any reason, but this particular mystery comes to light when Len Dreyer turns up murdered. His body is discovered, frozen solid, in the path of a receding glacier with the hole from a shotgun blast in his chest. No one even knew he was missing, but it turns out he's been missing for months. Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin asks Kate to help him dig into Dreyer's background, in the hope of finding some reason for his murder. She takes the case, mindful of the need for gainful employment as she copes with her responsibility for Johnny, a constant reminder of his father, her dead lover. Little does she imagine that by trying to provide for him she just might put him right in the path of danger. A talented writer at the prime of her abilities, Stabenow delivers a masterful crime novel in A Grave Denied that turns out to be as much about living as it is about dying.

A Deeper Sleep

In A Deeper Sleep, her first novel since Blindfold Game, the stand-alone political thriller that made Dana Stabenow a New York Times bestseller, Stabenow returns to the popular and award-winning Kate Shugak series.

Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429916907

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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In A Deeper Sleep, her first novel since Blindfold Game, the stand-alone political thriller that made Dana Stabenow a New York Times bestseller, Stabenow returns to the popular and award-winning Kate Shugak series. Kate, a private investigator, has been working on a case for the Anchorage District Attorney involving the murder of a young woman by her husband, a man named Louis Deem. Deem has been the subject of investigations before, and he's never been convicted of a crime. But Kate and her on-again, off-again lover, state trooper Jim Chopin, who arrested Deem, are convinced that this time it's different, and he'll finally be punished for his actions. When the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, Kate and Jim are devastated, and like the rest of the citizens of Niniltna, Alaska, certain that a man has gotten away with murder. They can't help but think that it's only a matter of time before he's in the frame for another killing. Sure enough, a few weeks later a shooting leaves two dead in an apparent robbery. But this time Kate and Jim have a witness, and they're not going to let Louis Deem get away again. Or will he? Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award–winning author and New York Times bestselling thriller writer, delivers a gripping page-turner about one town's search for justice—at any cost.

Arctic Discourses

Review of A Fine and Bitter Snow, by Dana Stabenow. Booklist, May 1, 2002. Review of A Taint in the Blood, by Dana Stabenow, Booklist, September 1, 2004, 70. Rose, Marilyn and Jeannette Sloniowski. 2005. “'Home Sweet Havoc': Howard ...

Author: Anka Ryall

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443820219

Category: Literary Criticism

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Both fictional and non-fictional accounts of the Arctic have long been a major source of powerful images of the region, and have thus had a crucial part to play in the history of human activities there. This volume provides a wide-reaching investigation into the discourses involved in such accounts, above all into the consolidation of a discourse of “Arcticism” (modelled on Edward Said’s concept of “Orientalism”), but also into the many intersecting discourses of imperialism, nationalism, masculinity, modernity, geography, science, race, ecology, indigeneity, aesthetics, etc. Perspectives originating from inside and outside the Arctic, along with hybrid positions, are examined, with special attention being given to the textual genres, narratives and figures which they mobilize, together with to the close relationship between the Arctic as an unknown place and the literary imagination. The different chapters address a wide geographical range of texts, providing a necessary supplement to most previous work in the field, and also address the wide variety of genres which flourish under the aegis of Arctic discourse, ranging from exploration accounts, travel-writing, political texts and journalism through diaries and historical documents to novels and novelizations, and including also other media, such as music and opera.

Small Towns in Recent American Crime Fiction

... 134 Faithless (Slaughter) 136–37 Fallen (Slaughter) 141 Family Values (Constantine) 25 A Fatal Thaw (Stabenow) 49, 51, 54 Faulkner, William 29, 32, 35 female hero 1,63, 64 Fergusson, Clare 144–59 A Fine and Bitter Snow (Stabenow) 52 ...

Author: David Geherin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786494286

Category: Literary Criticism

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Small towns have long been a commonplace setting in cozy mysteries, but in recent years writers of realistic crime fiction have discovered fresh possibilities in small town settings. There they can take advantage of distinct facets of small town life--a sense of community, slower pace of life, proximity to nature--and yet deal with social, economic and environmental issues. Because crimes in small communities hit closer to home, the human element can better be emphasized. This book focuses on the work of ten contemporary authors who have placed small towns like Rocksburg, Pennsylvania (K. C. Constantine), West Table, Missouri (Daniel Woodrell), Niniltna, Alaska (Dana Stabenow), Aurora, Minnesota (William Kent Krueger), Paradise, Michigan (Steve Hamilton), Millersburg, Ohio (P. L. Gaus), Heartsdale, Georgia (Karin Slaughter), Millers Kill, New York (Julia Spencer-Fleming), Durant, Wyoming (Craig Johnson), and a number of national parks (Nevada Barr) on the map of American crime fiction.

Grammar Lessons

Example 3 A bitter , whirling wind drove the fine snow rapidly into drifts . ORAL ANALYSIS 1. This is a simple declarative sentence . 2. The complete subject is A bitter , whirling wind , and the complete predicate is drove the fine ...

Author: Wilbur Fisk Gordy

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097075725

Category: English language

Page: 300

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