Kate Shugak is a native Aleut who lives on an 160-acre homestead in a national park, on one of the world’s last great frontiers. Her roommate is a half-wolf, half-husky dog named Mutt. Kate can shoot a rifle, butcher a moose, overhaul an engine and survive in remote regions of the Alaskan wilderness.
In 1991 Dana Stabenow, born in Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fishing trawler, was offered a three-book deal for the first of her Kate Shugak mysteries. In 1992, the first in the series, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award from the Crime Writers of America for best paperback novel.
Nineteen books later, Dana and Kate are regular residents on the New York Times bestseller list. In the words of a Washington Post reviewer:
‘An outstanding series. If you’ve never visited Alaska, it’s also an intriguing introduction to that big, brawling, rather bewildering state.’