Breakup (Kate Shugak #7)
Kate's homestead gets sat on by an airplane engine falling out of the sky. While the investigators are checking the engine landing out, they discover a body in the woods outside of Kate's property.
Kate's friend Mandy's parents are in town and driving Mandy nuts, so Mandy begs Kate to take them on a tour, using Mandy's new truck. Kate and the parents run into a man who claimed his wife was killed and eaten by a bear.
And through all of this Kate is finding her new and evolv...more
This series seems to revolve less and less around mystery as it goes on. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but it can get a bit bemusing at times.
I spent the first half of this book enjoying what was going on (gun fights, bear attacks, engines falling out of the sky) but waiting for the main mystery to break. In the second half I just got on with enjoying it and didn't worry about it. In retrospect there is a murder in the book and it is solved but the proportion of page space taken up by this...more
Dawn's rating: 3 stars
Stabenow’s mysteries are set in Alaska and feature terrific characters and fast action plots. This novel is set in spring during “breakup” when locals are going crazy from cabin fever and the huge ice flows are melting and breaking up. A metaphorical breakup ensues as well, when Kate Shugak, an Aleut native who lives on a homestead and is supposed to be retired from her high powered crime fighting job in Anchorage, is called into act...more
You think to yourself, NAH, that can't happen, but it is so well written you are certain it did and you were there! Dana is a great writer and the tales of Alaska are more than charming. They are a fabulous read.
Will be fun to read more of these books.