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A Taint in the Blood (Kate Shugak Mysteries)

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Award-winning crime writer Dana Stabenow is at the top of her game in her latest spell-binding novel featuring Kate Shugak who's taken on her toughest case yet...

A MOTHER'S CRIME...

Thirty-one years ago in Anchorage, Alaska, Victoria Pilz Bannister Muravieff was convicted of murdering her seventeen-year-old son William. The prosecution convinced the jury that she set fire to her home while both of her sons were trapped inside. William died and the other, Oliver, narrowly escaped. Victoria was sentenced to life in prison, and though she pled not guilty at the trial, she never again denied her guilt.

A DAUGHTER'S DEVOTION...

Now Victoria has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and her daughter Charlotte, who's always believed in her mother's innocence, wants her free. Kate Shugak is the only P.I. Charlotte can find who's willing to take such a long-shot case.

A FAMILY'S DARK PAST...

Kate figures it can't be bad to do a favor for the Bannister family, one of the wealthiest and most prominent families in Alaska's short history. As she begins her investigation, Victoria refuses to cooperate. But it seems she isn't the only one who wants to leave the past in the past as Kate finds herself caught in a web of deception, secrets, and danger...

"Kate Shugak is the answer if you are looking for something unique in the crowded field of crime fiction."

--Michael Connelly, author of The Narrows

Synopsis:

In Dana Stabenow's latest novel, a woman hires Aleutian P.I. Kate Shugak to clear her mother's name. Twenty years ago, the mother was convicted of arson and murder, of setting fire to the family home while her two sons were inside. One died, and one was maimed. Her daughter has always believed in her innocence, though the mother herself had accepted the verdict and the life sentence without protest. Now the mother is terminally ill, and her daughter wants her free. But as Kate begins the investigation, it seems the mother isn't the only one who wants to leave the past in the past.

In this spell-binding crime novel, Kate must confront twenty years of secrets and regret--and murder--in one of Alaska's most powerful families.

Synopsis:

A woman hires Aleutian P.I. Kate Shugak to clear her terminally ill mother's name. Twenty years ago, the mother was convicted of arson and murder, but as Kate begins the investigation, it seems the mother isn't the only one who wants to leave the past in the past.

About the Author

DANA STABENOW, award-winning author of thirteen previous Kate Shugak mysteries, three Liam Campbell mysteries, and three science fiction novels, also writes an acclaimed column for Alaska magazine. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where she was born and raised.

Visit her Web site at: www.stabenow.com

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with MyNose in a Book, August 19, 2006 (view all comments by with MyNose in a Book)
Satisfying puzzle, intriguing slant on history and sociology of Alaska, and humorous too, this is a good read. As an Alaskan, I vouch for Ms. Stabenow's veracity (even in BreakUp, which might be considered a tall tale by some).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312985653
Author:
Stabenow, Dana
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women prisoners
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Private Investigator
Subject:
S
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Private Investigators
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Kate Shugak Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 14
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.73 x 4.2 x 0.96 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
In Dana Stabenow's latest novel, a woman hires Aleutian P.I. Kate Shugak to clear her mother's name. Twenty years ago, the mother was convicted of arson and murder, of setting fire to the family home while her two sons were inside. One died, and one was maimed. Her daughter has always believed in her innocence, though the mother herself had accepted the verdict and the life sentence without protest. Now the mother is terminally ill, and her daughter wants her free. But as Kate begins the investigation, it seems the mother isn't the only one who wants to leave the past in the past.

In this spell-binding crime novel, Kate must confront twenty years of secrets and regret--and murder--in one of Alaska's most powerful families.

"Synopsis" by , A woman hires Aleutian P.I. Kate Shugak to clear her terminally ill mother's name. Twenty years ago, the mother was convicted of arson and murder, but as Kate begins the investigation, it seems the mother isn't the only one who wants to leave the past in the past.
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