A GRAVE DENIED.

Stabenow, Dana.

ISBN 10: 0312306814 / ISBN 13: 9780312306816
Published by New York: St Martin's, (2003.) dj, 2003
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Mystery featuring Aleut investigator Kate Shugak, set in Alaska's remote back country. SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 34302

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Title: A GRAVE DENIED.

Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (2003.) dj

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 that turns out to be as much about living as it is about dying.

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"Shugak is one of the great characters of modern crime fiction."
--Laurie R. King, author of Keeping Watch

"Every time I think Dana Stabenow has gotten as good as she can get, she comes up with something better."
--The Washington Times

"The twelfth in a series that truly evolves...Rich with details about life in this snowbound culture, the story moves at a steady pace to a classic ending."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Fine and Bitter Snow

"An intelligent crime novel that reflects both [Stabenow's] love of wilderness and her understanding of the complex questions of profit versus the purity of the frontier."
--The Dallas Morning News on A Fine and Bitter Snow

"Dana Stabenow excels at evoking the bleakness and beauty of the far north."
--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."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Singing of the Dead

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