Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow
(Kate Shugak)

87%

6 Critic Reviews

To her usual atmospheric detection, Stabenow adds more than a hint of Romeo and Juliet, or the Hatfields and the McCoys.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Dana Stabenow's latest finds Kate Shugak entangled in a bitter tribal rivalry and murder

One hundred years of bad blood between the Alaskan villages of Kushtaka and Kuskulana come to a boil when the body of a young Kushtaka ne'er-do-well is found wedged in a fish wheel. Sergeant Jim Chopin's prime suspect is a Kuskulana man who is already in trouble in both villages for falling in love across the river. But when the suspect disappears, members of both tribes refuse to speak to Jim. When a second murder that looks suspiciously like payback occurs, Jim has no choice but to call in Kate Shugak for help. This time, though, her Park relationships may not be enough to sort out the truth hidden in the tales of tragedy and revenge.

 

About Dana Stabenow

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DANA STABENOW, New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award-winner, is the author of nineteen previous Kate Shugak novels, four Liam Campbell mysteries, three science-fiction novels, and two thrillers. She was born, raised, and lives in Alaska, where she was awarded the Governor's Award for the Humanities.
 
Published February 26, 2013 by Minotaur Books. 285 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Dec 24 2012

To her usual atmospheric detection, Stabenow adds more than a hint of Romeo and Juliet, or the Hatfields and the McCoys.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Dec 24 2012

Edgar-winner Stabenow’s take on Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers ends in a tragedy likely to shock series fans.

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Sam Millar on Apr 21 2013

Ms. Stabenow’s natural talent for dialogue and action holds the reader captive to the very end. All this and a cliffhanger to die for—which even the most astute reader won’t see coming until it’s too late.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Maggie Harding on Mar 01 2013

Anyone looking for a fast-paced adventure in a fascinating setting would do well to begin this exciting series of books.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent

Stabenow’s intriguing characters and fascinating setting bring this mystery to life, but her narrative voice wins Bad Blood a Top Pick.

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The Bookbag

Above average
Reviewed by Sue Magee on Mar 01 2013

Once we got into the story proper it moves along at a fine pace with plenty of red herrings and there's a finale which left me unable to sleep afterwards.

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