Restless in the Grave by Dana Stabenow
(Kate Shugak Mysteries)

87%

11 Critic Reviews

...the book sparkles with energy and wit, and packs an unexpected punch.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

New York Times bestseller Dana Stabenow returns with her most outstanding novel yet, teaming up two of her most beloved characters, Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak and Alaska state trooper Liam Campbell, in the same story for the first time.

Alaska aviation entrepreneur Finn Grant died in the fiery crash of his Piper Super Cub. Someone sabotaged his engine, and virtually everyone in southwestern Alaska has a motive, including his betrayed wife, his bullied children, and Liam's wife, bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard. With few places to turn, Liam asks his former mentor Niniltna post commander Sergeant Jim Chopin, for help, and Jim quickly brings Kate onto the case.

Working undercover as—of all things—a waitress at Bill's Bar and Grill, Kate learns over beer and burgers that Grant's business had expanded meteorically over the last two years. After buying the closed Air Force base south of town from the federal government at a bargain-basement price, he became a fixed-base operator running his fishing, hunting, and flight-seeing business, servicing planes flying through the area, and most interestingly and lucratively, getting into the air freight business. But what kind of freight was he moving, and where?

The answers involve Kate in her most challenging case to date, one that starts with murder and quickly sprawls into a much larger conspiracy ranging from the darkest family secrets to treason and beyond. Restless in the Grave is a treat for fans and another outstanding addition to Dana Stabenow's acclaimed and award-winning series.

 

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 14, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Restless in the Grave
All: 11 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Excellent
on Feb 01 2012

Stabenow offers Kate...and Liam...a combination of fast and furious adventure and the beauty and complexity of Alaska.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Dec 12 2011

...the book sparkles with energy and wit, and packs an unexpected punch.

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
on Feb 14 2012

Restless in the Grave continues the Stabenow tradition of gritty, compulsively readable, all-too-human novels.

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Washington Times

Good
on Mar 09 2012

Ms. Stabenow’s thrillers gallop along at the pace of a blizzard, and taking risks is what her characters do for a living.

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Booklist Online

Good
on Jan 31 2012

Another strong entry in the Shugak series and a welcome return for Campbell.

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Open Letters Monthly

Excellent
on Mar 16 2012

Readers will have a good time in Restless in the Grave, and even many murder mystery adepts will fail to see the climax coming...

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City Book Review

Excellent
on May 24 2012

...Dana Stabenow has created one of the most interesting female sleuths currently being written in this tough, independent, principled Aleut private investigator.

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Portland Book Review

Below average
on Aug 01 2012

The best that can said of this book is that it is mildly entertaining, with plausible but not likely events...

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Spinetingler Magazine

Good
on Sep 22 2012

As in previous entries in the series, descriptions of the Alaskan environment, both as to people and land, are outstanding, especially the effects of economic development on the state’s residents.

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Jackson District Library

Good

Stabenow was born on a fishing boat in Alaskan waters and has lived there ever since. She knows the people, the territory, the flora and fauna and it’s obvious.

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Fred Beauford

Excellent

Dana Stabenow has refined Kate Shugak novels to a scientific art...Restless In The Grave is probably everything you’ve been waiting for.

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