The Boy in the Snow by M.J. McGrath
An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery (Edie Kiglatuk Mysteries)

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In the second book of the Edie Kiglatuk Mystery Series, Edie’s discovery along Alaska’s Iditarod trail leads to a massive, far-reaching conspiracy

M. J. McGrath’s debut novel, White Heat, earned both fans and favorable comparisons to bestselling Scandinavian thrillers such as Smilla’s Sense of Snow and the Kurt Wallander series.

In M. J. McGrath’s compelling follow-up to White Heat, Edie Kiglatuk, the half-Inuit and half-outsider heroine, prepares to help her ex-husband, Sammy, in his bid to win Alaska’s world-famous Iditarod. But the race turns grim when she stumbles upon body of an infant—its tiny corpse covered in mysterious ceremonial markings—on land belonging to the Old Believers, an exiled Russian Orthodox sect.

Meanwhile, it’s election time and the lead candidate for governor of Alaska, Anchorage mayor Chuck Hillingberg, desperately wants to keep Edie’s discovery out of the press. As Sammy mushes his team across frozen wilderness, Edie begins an investigation that leads into a murky world of corrupt politics, religious intolerance, greed, and sex trafficking. But just as she begins to get some answers, Edie finds herself threatened by a painful secret from her past.


About M.J. McGrath

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M. J. (MELANIE) MCGRATH is a journalist and an author of several books of nonfiction, including The Long Exile: A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic. She was awarded the John Llewlyn- Rhys/Mail on Sunday Award for best British author under thirty-five. She lives and works in London. The Boy in the Snow is her second novel.
Published November 8, 2012 by Penguin Books. 381 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this sequel to 2011’s White Heat, McGrath’s half-Inuit guide Edie Kiglatuk finds herself in Nome, Alaska, helping her ex-husband in the Iditarod dog-sled race. But Edie soon stumbles upon the froze

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What’s undeniable is that McGrath has an uncanny ability to capture the stark grimness and unrelenting beauty that exist side by side in the wilderness of which she writes, as well as the societal differences that uneasily brush shoulders on a daily basis.

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This new title brings Edie south to Anchorage, Alaska, as part of the support team for her ex-husband, Sammy, who is running his dogsled in the Iditarod race.

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Another character intent on finding the real murderer is caucasian (qalunaat to Edie), and he and Edie manage to help one another.

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