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A Cold Day For Murder by Dana Stabenow
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Dec 16, 2010

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At 199 pages this is a short, but enjoyable mystery read. I liked the different perspective it gave of life in Alaska.The female investigator, Kate, is an Aleut Indian and former investigator for the Anchorage District Attorney's office, who called it quits after being brutally injured, a cut throat, and retired to the Alaskan wilderness. She's pulled out of her isolation when a park ranger and then an investigator go missing in the middle of winter. What's nice about this story is it's multifaceted. It touches on conflicts between the traditional way of life of the Aleuts and "outsiders," as well as between those who want to maintain the wild Alaskan park and those who want to increase access to it, and Kate's struggle between her past and her family. Kate is very human doing what she does best, but with some reluctance and pain, all against the backdrop of a small Alaskan town.

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