Dana Stabenow is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Shugak mysteries and the Liam Campbell mysteries, as well as a few science fiction and thriller novels. Her book A Cold Day for Murder won an Edgar Award in 1994. Stabenow was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She has a B.A. in journalism and an M.F.A. in writing from the University of Alaska. She has worked as an egg counter and bookkeeper for a seafood company, and worked on the TransAlaska pipeline before becoming a full-time writer. She continues to live in Alaska.
"This fourteenth Kate Shugak mystery is among the best in a consistently strong series." --Booklist on A Taint in the Blood"A Taint in the Blood, ' like its predecessors, canbe read on t wo levels--as a cleverly-executed thriller with an intriguing protagonist or as a fascinating exploration of an exotic society with its own unique culture. Either way, you can't lose." --San Diego Union-Tribune on A Taint in the Blood"Full of strong story and sharp description...it deserves to be noted as one of her best." --Chicago Tribune on A Taint in the Blood"Fast-paced action scenes [and] sympathetic child characters...help smooth a complex plot strewn with chunks of historical background." --Publishers Weekly on A Taint in the Blood"This is one fast paced thriller that you won't be able to put down." --Rendezvous on A Taint in the Blood