Blood Will Tell (Kate Shugak #6)
Stabenow, Dana - 6th in kate Shugak series
Aleut investigator, Kate Shugak, faces one of the most painful cases of her reluctant career. Kate was formerly the star investigator of the Anchorage D.A.'s office; now all she wants to do is enjoy the first weeks of autumn on her isolated homestead. Alone. But duty calls, in the form of Ekaterina Shugak, Kate's grandmother, the imposing matriarch of her extended family. It's the week of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, a ...more
In Blood Will Tell, Ekaterina ...more
I have enjoyed all four of Dana Stabenow's books. I love the way she takes me to Alaska as I'm sitting at home in Washington state. I have two step sons whose mother was born and raised in Togiak Alaska. The boys lived there when they were little. They were back and forth, from Togiak to Washington until the oldest son was 5 years old. His brother 4. I met my husband when his divorce was almost final. He had custod ...more
Though I'm enjoying the series as a whole this particular book really didn't do it for me. One reason could be that the Anchorage city setting isn't as entralling as the more remote and inhospitable Alaskan settings. Another reason could be that I didn't much like the way Kate was portrayed in this book. There is some good stuff here but there was a lot that annoyed me. Kate seemed a little to vigilante like when it wasn't necessary. Also, in the previous books Kate has been seen to be if not qu...more
So this one fills in a lot of blanks for me - this is pre-Chopper Jim and during the custody battle for Johnny. There's something going on, two out of 5 of the voting council members have died, possibly murdered. Kate's grandmother is looking frail and old and won't tell Kate what's going on. Land use may be at stake, grandmother is continuing to push Kate to step up to the plate and into grandmothe ...more
As Kate prepares to dress the meat she is surprised by a visit by her Emma, the patriarch of an extended family a protector of her tribes interest. As they dress the meat Kate is curious as to why her grandmother is here, though she says it is just to visit and to bring news of ...more
Ce tome est l'un des plus intéressants de cette série par la richesse ...more
I have to start a series from book 1, which in this case was " A Cold Day for Murder" a competent whodunnit that introduced the Aleutian Native American who lives, with her half wolf half husky bitch, Mutt, on her homestead in an Alaskan National Park. It was fun but showing it's age a little.(it was published in 1992). Initially I found Marguerite Gavin's reading style a little distracting - great dialog but too sing song on the text.
I've now listened to the ...more
Oh, and not about the book itself but worth noting if you are going to read these...
Thank goodness for Google images and the ability to look at button blankets as she describes the convention.
Kate's grandmother bribes/guilts her into going to town for a tribal wingding. She begins to investigate why, if it's the case, someone would want to kill off the tribal council. She thinks she has that figured out, ...more