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 hes 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 its different, and hell 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 cant help but think that its only a matter of time before hes 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 theyre not going to let Louis Deem get away again. Or will he?
Dana Stabenow, Edgar Awardwinning author and New York Times bestselling thriller writer, delivers a gripping page-turner about one towns search for justiceat any cost.
All the elements that have made this series so popular are present in force in this latest volume, most vividly the Alaskan environment and the strong female protagonist who has seen considerable growth since the early books, both as a woman and as a private investigator. (Reviewed by BookBrowse Review Team).
The Baltimore Sun
Stabenow goes back to the series that made her name with her core mystery audience. But a return does not mean a retread, as Anchorage private investigator Kate Shugak has grown quite a bit: She’s tougher yet more vulnerable, prone to indulging in personal justice that occasionally borders on the mean but never goes over the line.
Booklist - Sue O'Brien
An engaging plot, the fascinating Native American frame, the well-developed characters, and the vivid depiction of the Alaskan wilderness add up to another strong entry in this consistently satisfying series.
Yet another strong entry in this long-running series: a satisfying exploration of justice on America's last frontier with a twisty ending that marks a new stage in Kate's career.
Starred Review. Kate Shugak is becoming a leader among her people and is already a leader in the sorority of women detectives.
Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage,
Alaska on March 27, 1952, and raised on
a 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of
Alaska. She graduated from
Seldovia High School in 1969 and put
herself through college working as an
egg grader, bookkeeper and expediter for
Whitney-Fidalgo Seafoods in Anchorage.
She received a B.A. in journalism from
the University of Alaska in 1973, after
which she says that she spent "one more
summer knee-deep in humpies (a type of
small salmon) and blew everything I
earned on a four-month backpacking trip
to Europe". Where she discovered English
pubs, German beer and Irish men.
On her return she found work with the
Alyeska Pipeline at Galbraith Lake and
later for British Petroleum at Prudhoe
Bay making "obscene amounts of money".
In 1982 she turned 30 and...
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