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Spoils of the Dead


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Alaskan State Trooper Liam Campbell investigates the murder of a young archaeologist. Could the killing be connected to something the archaeologist had uncovered at their dig site?

About the Author

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.


'Rich in details of Alaskan life, history, and archaeology, this fast-paced mystery builds to a satisfying conclusion' * Publishers Weekly *
'Some may find it a little 'cosy', but there's no shortage of outlandish local colour' * The Times Crime Club *
'If you like your mysteries set in wild and rugged places, look no further than the Alaskan settings employed by Dana Stabenow ... A cosy mystery featuring some well-drawn female characters ... The detail about Alaska, its history, geography and population, which Stabenow packs in is fascinating stuff' * Shots Magazine *
'Filled with colorful characters whose contributions make each step of the investigation rich and detailed ... [An] expressive mystery novel' * Foreword *
Stabenow's vivid portraits of the Alaskan landscape, along with the Campbell-Chouinard relationship (these are two people besotted with each other), lighten the tone in this smooth, character-driven mystery featuring Alaskan history and culture and the welcome return of Sergeant Campbell' * Booklist *
'Over everything towers the wild and mountainous Alaskan landscape, which, having been there myself albeit briefly, I can truthfully describe as literally awesome. Recommended' * Promoting Crime Fiction *

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