Though Not Dead

Though Not Dead

eBook - 2012
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KATE SHUGAK is a native Aleut working as a private investigator in Alaska. She's 5 foot 1 inch tall, carries a scar that runs from ear to ear across her throat and owns half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Resourceful, strong-willed, defiant, Kate is tougher than your average heroine - and she needs to be to survive the worst the Alaskan wilds can throw at her.THOUGH NOT DEAD. Kate's uncle Sam dies, leaving her a letter instructing Kate to 'find his father'. The problem is Sam's father disappeared nearly 90 years ago with a priceless tribal artifact.As Kate delves into the old man's life, she unearths some surprising facts: his service in World War Two, his friendship with crime-writer Dashiell Hammet. The problem is that she's not the only one interested in Sam's past. And this someone has no compunction about putting Kate permanently out of the picture to get what they want.
Publisher: Cork : Head of Zeus, 2012.
ISBN: 9781781850473
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 21, 2015

One of the best, and most complex, in the series. Kate's great uncle, Old Sam, dies and leaves her a homestead and a letter saying "Find my father." Both lead her on life-threatening chases. We learn much about Sam's early life and Alaskan history. Meantime, Jim's father dies, requiring a duty trip Outside that leads to life-changing discoveries for him. The focus on relationships here changes how both Kate and Jim view the world. The only weird thing is, in the large print edition, the cover shows a mush team that's not part of the story.

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Mommies2
Jul 14, 2011

I haven't read Dana Stabenow for awhile. This book was an excellent read--plot storyline, everything. I'm going back to read her others. Also, what a way to see Alaska!!!

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wanderer
Jul 08, 2011

Kate Shugak is a great character who's tough, independent and thoughtful. A very enjoyable read.

rdrlady Mar 07, 2011

Exciting mystery, strong heroine, and a mini-course in Alaska hisory.

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Heyfever
Mar 07, 2011

I have enjoyed the Kate Shugak series over the years, and looked forward to the latest installment. I enjoyed the Alaska history and sense of place in this one, even though I'm beginning to tire of Kate as Superwoman.

The book was so poorly edited that I found it distracting: wrong words, missing words, incorrect punctuation. How can a publisher release a book in such shoddy condition?

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Mar 07, 2011

I quit wasting my time on the first page.

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cr421
Mar 03, 2011

wow...Stabenow continues to thrill and charm. Kate Shugak is an awesome character and it's difficult to put her down to do other things. I would recommend Stabenows books to anyone anytime. Great Read!!!

debwalker Feb 05, 2011

Whether it’s her outdoor Alaska setting, her native American female PI, Kate Shugak, or just her solid narrative skills, Dana Stabenow delivers a terrific mystery – even as the series hits book 18 – that incorporates Alaskan history and a little-known snippet of crime-fiction lore.

Margaret Cannon

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