Dana Stabenow, born in Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fish tender, is the author of the award-winning, bestselling Kate Shugak series. The first book in the series, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
'While Stabenow's plots are always neat and clever, it is the evocation of the northernmost US state and the way in which people adapt to its harsh environment that makes these books memorable' Literary Review. 'A clever, colourful, credible tale' Literary Review. 'Maintains Stabenow's reputation for concise prose, pithy dialogue, full bodied characters, and intriguing plotting. Crime fiction doesn't get much better than this' Booklist. 'An antidote to sugary female sleuths: Kate Shugak, the Aleut private investigator' New York Times. 'Stabenow is blessed with a rich prose style and a fine eye for detail. An outstanding series' Washington Post. 'If you are looking for something unique in the field of crime fiction, Kate Shugak is the answer' Michael Connelly. 'Richly nuanced, highly entertaining ... The book is sprinkled with wit, studded with exquisite descriptions of the rugged landscape, and filled with opinionated and endearing characters ... The dialogue is smart, authentic, and reminiscent of Elmore Leonard' Publishers Weekly.