Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow

The eighteenth in the Kate Shugak mystery series, Though Not Dead takes us through some more Alaskan and Shugak history, treating us to a lot more Old Sam and some good stuff about the Aunties (especially Antie Joyce).  We also get an intimate glimpse into why Jim Chopin is who he is, as he goes stateside for his father’s funeral.  And I was in tears at the ending which I definitely do not intend to spoil here.  One of the best parts (and don’t tell Kate!) was how much of this novel she spends laid out on her back (and not in a good way).  Our little bit of kick-ass Kate gets kicked around quite a bit in this book.  Dana Stabenow also paves the way for her next one in this series, Restless in the Grave, with a disturbing glimpse at the first murder committed by someone we already know and hate.  Or at least I hope so, Dana is pretty closed-mouth about the book so far.

I really admire Dana Stabenow, not just as a writer.  Watch some of her videos, like this one if you don’t mind spoilers!,  and you will see why.  She’s got a great sense of humor.

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4 Responses to Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow

  1. Dana says:

    Thanks for the mention, and the link back!

    • Wazeau says:

      Pardon me while I succumb to a moment of fan hysteria (faints).

      Thanks so much for your books! Keep the good stuff coming and we will keep loving it.

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  3. Christa says:

    Thank you for the beautiful Kate Shugak series and first and foremost how you tell us about that beautiful State of Alaska. My dream was always to go there, but at the moment I like the way, you tell us about this glorious State. Cannot wait for the next Kate Shugak mystery and I am looking forward to read it.

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