A Cold Day for Murder : Kate Shugak

  • by Dana Stabenow
  • Narrated by Marguerite Gavin
  • Series: Kate Shugak
  • 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eighteen months ago, Aleut Kate Shugak quit her job investigating sex crimes for the Anchorage DA’s office and retreated to her father’s homestead in a national park in the interior of Alaska. But the world has a way of beating a path to her door, however remote. In the middle of one of the bitterest Decembers in recent memory ex-boss — and ex-lover — Jack Morgan shows up with an FBI agent in tow. A Park ranger with powerful relatives is missing, and now the investigator Jack sent in to look for him is missing, too.
Reluctantly, Kate, along with Mutt, her half-wolf, half-husky sidekick, leaves her wilderness refuge to follow a frozen trail through the Park, twenty thousand square miles of mountain and tundra sparsely populated with hunters, fishermen, trappers, mushers, pilots and homesteaders. Her formidable grandmother and Native chief, Ekaterina Shugak, is — for reasons of her own — against Kate’s investigation; her cousin, Martin, may be Kate’s prime suspect; and the local trooper, Jim Chopin, is more interested in Kate than in her investigation. In the end, the sanctuary she sought after five and a half years in the urban jungles may prove more lethal than anything she left behind in the city streets of Anchorage.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


This is a standard murder mystery lifted above the pack by excellent writing, unique environment and charismatic characters.

Kate is... irascible, bright, loyal, terse... All kinds of person and it shows in the personal conflict she manages to deal with with grace.
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- Janine

Worse than waiting for paint to dry!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Awful. I have given up on only two books in my life; and this is the 2nd. I really, really don't care about the method of heating for a shack in a native village in Alaska or how housing is transported, I certainly do not want a 5 minute description of each; just give me the story! Is there one? I'm in chapter 4 and NOTHING that is not on the front cover, has happened.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No redeeming qualities. Bin it.

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- K

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-10-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio