Breakup by Dana Stabenow
(Kate Shugak Mystery/Dana Stabenow)

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When winter’s done, but spring has not yet fully-sprung, much of Alaska turns to slush. Locally, it’s called “breakup,” and it’s a… messy time of year. It’s certainly messy for Kate Shugak; between doing her taxes, being chased by grizzlies and getting shot-at by feuding families, she has to cope with an NTSB investigation that hits very close to home. Then, of course, there’s the body in the woods. And up at the old mining town. And… being Kate Shugak, somehow she can’t leave well enough alone, and begins to tease-apart a well-planned and surprising crime.

Breakup is the seventh novel in Stabenow’s Edgar Award-winning Kate Shugak series, and is often-cited as a fan-favorite.

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 August 17, 2011 by Gere Donovan Press. 260 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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(By this time, you'll swear nobody ever needed one more.) It's no wonder that Kate is joined by every other important character in her seventh appearance (Blood Will Tell, 1996, etc.) in a rousing chorus of ``I hate breakup.'' Readers will find much more to like in this easygoing, farcical ...

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Early spring in Alaska is breakup season: the temperature rises, animals and humans come out of hibernation and the state melts into a 586,412-square mile pile of slush. This book describes breaku

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