A Cold Day For Murder

A Cold Day For Murder Kate Shugak returns to her roots in the far Alaskan north after leaving the Anchorage D A s office Her deductive powers are definitely needed when a ranger disappears Looking for clues among the Aleu

  • Title: A Cold Day For Murder
  • Author: Dana Stabenow
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Kate Shugak returns to her roots in the far Alaskan north, after leaving the Anchorage D.A s office Her deductive powers are definitely needed when a ranger disappears Looking for clues among the Aleutian pipeliners, she begins to realize the fine line between lies and loyalties between justice served and cold murder.

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    2 thoughts on “A Cold Day For Murder

    1. Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on 75 foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere.

    2. I should have guessed who the criminal was. That's because in the first book of a long running series, it is always a near or dear who commits the crime.Dana Stabenow has certainly captivated my attention. I've never read so much descriptiveness in a book under 300 pages. I'm sure I'll follow a few of the sequels and see if the quality really holds up.I recommend this book. Its flashbacks, necessary an evil as they are, do not bog down the book, and this setting reminds me of the simple but clas [...]

    3. I admit I like free shit. I also admit I’m not entirely rational in my thought process. For example, I happily hand over my Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime Conference fees and feel like I’ve won the lottery when I receive a bag filled with books. Seriously, this ends up being one of the major highlights of these conferences. So in my continued pursuit of this high, minus the conference fees, I have decided to scour for the best free short stories and books available. With that being said, l [...]

    4. I listened to the audiobook version which is narrated by the wonderful Marguerite Gavin. I think that helped me to like this more than if I had read it myself. The characters were mostly interesting and/or quirky and making the heroine an Aleut woman gave some insight into the culture of the native Alaskan People. The story itself felt a little long-winded and overly descriptive at times however and I found my mind wandering more than once. I don't really want a play-by-play account of how the h [...]

    5. This is the first of Dana Stabenow's novels that I've read, and I think the first she wrote. I almost stopped about half-way through but I'm glad I didn't. After a long period of introducing characters and the Alaska locale, with a plot going nowhere, the pace did pick up and the story became interesting. Not fantastic, but interesting. There is some good writing with relaxed and amusing observations, but there are also segments where the writing just "tries too hard," and other segments where i [...]

    6. 3.8 starsWonderful first book in a series, I am hooked. Alaskan setting, tough Alaskan woman with scars, fab dog/wolf sidekick, and snarky side characters all wrapped around a decent story ! Ding ding winner ! The cast in this story are offbeat, and maybe a touch crazy, which makes them even more enjoyable to get to know. I have a favorite snarky character Bobby, you have to meet this guy. I want him to be my neighbor, we could get in trouble. :D If you are looking for a murder mystery series to [...]

    7. Kate Shugak is an Alaskan Aleut living in an arctic national park, a former investigator for the Alaska District Attorney, and now something of a freelancer. To paraphrase the nonfictional Kate who pointed me in the direction of these books, Kate Shugak is wounded and intense and competent, unimpressed with anyone’s self-importance, hard to drag away from her cabin and her kitchen and her half-wolf half-deaf companion, Mutt. And she also solves crime.Oh, lovely. These tiny novels evoke Alaska [...]

    8. 1.Plot – Kate Shugak left the DA’s office over a year ago after a bust went bad. She’d gone to the home of a child abuser and come out with her throat slashed, leaving the man’s body gutted on the floor behind her. She’d resigned from the D.A.’s stable of investigators by pinning her letter to the door with the knife she’d used to take out the bad man.For fourteen month’s she stays away from town, living in the rugged Alaska wilderness. She makes do by leading tours every now and [...]

    9. I enjoyed this book very much. Loved reading about Alaska and its people. I like Kate Shugak a lot so I look forward to reading more about her.

    10. Having won a copy of Though Not Dead through the First Reads program (and loved it), I decided to go back to the beginning and allow myself to be introduced to Kate Shugak good and proper. What can I say? I am in love with Dana Stabenow and her creation, Kate Shugak. Kate is an Alaskan native in every sense of the word. She can trace her Aleutian roots deep into the Alaskan soil and ice. She is living in a homestead cabin in the Park, away from civilization, with only her half-wolf/half-husky c [...]

    11. This novel introduces Detective Kate Shugak, a petite, scrappy Aleut woman who lives in a fictional national park in Alaska. A park ranger goes missing, and so does the officer sent to find him. Kate, now working as a private investigator, takes the case, and delves into complicated political issues involving the use of park land for tourist purposes.I was surprised to learn that this was not actually Stabenow's first novel, because it sure felt like one. The book was much too repetitive; as Kat [...]

    12. A Cold Day for Murder is the first book in the Kate Shugak series and I've found myself a new series that I want to read. This book had everything I like about a mystery book, engaging characters, fabulous milieu, and an interesting mystery.Kate Shugak almost died on a mission and after that did she quit her job, but when this case lands on her doorstep does she decide to try to find the ranger and the detective who gone missing. She had a personal relationship with the detective in questions so [...]

    13. Marguerite Gavin gives this book a fantastic narration. She doesn't attempt to replicate the way Dana Stabenow probably hears Kate Shugak's ruined voice in her head, doesn't attempt to constantly "do" ruined, for which I was grateful for the five and a half hours of the book. I'm sure it's a good read, but it's a great listen. This takes place in a part of the world I'm just not that familiar with, that weird and wonderful great state of Alaska. I'll admit it – I think my only real "experience [...]

    14. This is one those Kindle freebies that took me forever to read because I was worried that I wouldn’t like, that Kate would just be one of those women with “look at my huge chip on my shoulder, you sexist pig who but it there! How dare you judge me for being bitchy! I have a tragic life!” slogan. She’s not. Retired from investigation due to an incident, Kate is called in to investigate two missing people. One of the missing is a former protégé and lover. One of the people calling her in [...]

    15. Aleutian Kate Shugak and her dog/wolf companion, Mutt, live alone outside of town in the Park, an Alaskan reservation. Scarred physically and psychically after after she killed her attacker while investigating a child abuser for the DA, she hasn't been to town for over a year. Now her past lover and ex-boss, Jack Morgan, wants her to find two men missing in the park - one of whom is another ex-lover.The descriptive writing in this book is fabulous. Visiting Alaska after reading this book will re [...]

    16. Oh my, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it's a beautiful clean read with a leading female character who's quit from the DA's office after a heinous crime which has lead to Kate being scared both externally and internally and also has lost her beautiful voice. The way we are lead through the traditions of the Alaskans and the way they think and how difficult it is to for stuff to reach them. This was all news to me. I enjoyed how Kate very slowly and calmly goes about talking/interviewing people a [...]

    17. I enjoyed this most for its setting in the Alaskan wilderness in winter, beautiful and forbidding. It rang true in its depiction of a community of indigenous people dealing with problems such as alcohol and the desire of younger members to escape to the city. In Australia the country is very different, but the problems are similar, as of course are their causes.I also liked the strength and the flaws of all the characters, especially those of the central character. I shall enjoy reading other bo [...]

    18. 3.5 starsI think that I will like later books in the series more - this first one has a lot of (necessary) background information about the characters and setting that at times was a bit too much.

    19. I started this book last night and finished it when I got home this morning. One would think that meant I thought it was really great but, alas, no. I wanted to get it done so I could start something else and I was almost there so finished it up before I went to bed.The story is about Kate, a native of Alaska, who finds discord within the "Outsiders" and her own people. She feels she doesn't belong to either world which makes her a recluse who lives in a cabin miles from anyone. She left the DA' [...]

    20. A Cold Day for Murder3 StarsAfter a Park Ranger and the detective sent in to find him both disappear somewhere in the vast and freezing wilderness of Alaska, the Anchorage DAs office requests the aid of former investigator Kate Shugak. A member of the Aleut tribe, Kate has returned home to nurse wounds both physical and psychological incurred while on the job, and is reluctant to leave her self-imposed exile to search for the missing men. However, once she begins asking questions and the answers [...]

    21. Not an easy read as there is so much to process being introduced into the world of Kate Shugak and life in one of Alaska's National Parks.However, the writing is crisp and beautifully captures the surrounding environment; furthermore the characters are well drawn and speak with all the power of real people.It is a simple missing person mystery that Kate is called to solve. For one she knows every inch of the park, secondly is related to most of the key people to contact to review the case and la [...]

    22. I listened to this book on Audible whilst working out. It was the wrong kind of book for that purpose. The book is densely atmospheric and well-written. I had to listen to several chapters twice just to make certain that I was picking up everything.If you listen to books on tape and give them your full focus, I would recommend this. If you read in "hard-copy" or on an e-reader, I also recommend it. It demands some concentration and close attention.I will be reading the next in the series but I w [...]

    23. AudiobookAnother book that proves I either have prognostication powers or I read it before. I kept thinking, "This sounds familiar" throughout the whole book. The mystery conclusion was really sad because things could have turned out so much better if people would stop thinking only about themselves. I'm planning on working my way through the series. Very good series. Marguerite Gavin was the narrator. I've listened to her in other audiobooks and didn't know if that would taint my appreciation o [...]

    24. This novel was published in 1992, but if I had not noticed that the characters lacked cell phones and that the veterans' stories were from Vietnam, not Iraq, I might have thought that it was written more recently. Unfortunately the problems of Native Americans persist into this century and complicated interpersonal relationships are still the order of the day.

    25. Dana Stabenow kicks off her long running series featuring Kate Shugak, a native detective in the frozen wilds of Alaska. The mystery is slight with much of the page count given over to developing the characters and establishing the close knit community. For such a short book it has a slow, some might say glacial pace that some will welcome if they're looking for a cosy few hours with crackling fires, plenty to drink and more culinary creations featuring moose than you could possibly eat. I'd dro [...]

    26. This short little murder mystery has an interesting setting - winter in an Alaskan National Park - that almost compensates for the poor quality of the writing. Almost.Kate Sugak is an Aleut, and a former star investigator for the D.A.'s office in Anchorage. She quit her job after a bizarre incident involving a knife-wielding child molester and returned home to the Park to sulk in a cabin with no indoor toilet. When a park ranger goes missing, her former boss asks her to investigate. This mostly [...]

    27. I love starting a new series, especially one with lots of entries. Kate Shugak is a native Aleutian who has worked Outside as a hotshot D.A. investigator. She was nearly killed in an investigation and has returned to the Alaskan wilderness. Her former boss (and lover) has asked her to investigate the disappearance of a park ranger and another investigator which she reluctantly agrees to do. This was a compelling read. Dana Stabenow made me feel the cold and wildness of the environment, and intro [...]

    28. A kindle freebie that was well recommended but I was very disappointed. Considering it is a short book it is very slow paced and overly descriptive.Maybe this was just a bad day at the office but I thought the book was very slow and not worthy of the hype.

    29. This first entry in the Kate Shugak mystery series was like a delicious snack. Only 166 pages, yet Dana Stabenow managed to instill a terrific sense of place - Alaska in all its beauty. There are a few mystery series that I follow where the writing makes the setting part of the draw. Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series set in national parks across the United States, James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series where the Louisiana humidity seeps through the pages, and Michael Connelly's gritty depiction [...]

    30. I liked the Alaskan setting for this mystery, and of course I liked the dog, but I wasn't madly in love with it otherwise. As the first in a series, it spent a lot of time setting the scene and tone. I suspect there will be more time spent on characterization as the series continues. The first books in some of my other series didn't wow me either, and I think it would be worth reading another of these to see if I might fall in love with Kate Shugak the way I did with Harry Dresden and Mercy Thom [...]

    31. Maybe I should have taken the reviews of several of my GRs friends who rated this book low. However, I have had my eye on this author and series for some time. The thing that impressed me was the dark negative picture the book gives of native Alaskans. I didn't care that much for Kate, the major protagonist, though I did come to relate more to her by the end of the book. Another thing I don't care for is the cursing is constant. In my world I've never been around people who use so much profanity [...]

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