The Singing of the Dead by Dana Stabenow
(A Kate Shugak Novel)

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Kate Shugak hires onto the staff of a political campaign to work security for a Native woman running for state senator. The candidate has been receiving anonymous threats, and Kate, who went to college with two of the staffers, is to become her shadow, watching the crowds at rallies and fundraisers. But just as she's getting started the campaign is rocked by the murder of their staff researcher, who, Kate discovers, was in possession of some damning information about the pasts of both candidates. In order to track the killer, Kate will have to delve into the past, in particular the grisly murder of a "good-time girl" during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1915. Little can she guess the impact a ninety-year-old unsolved case could have on a modern-day psychotic killer.

 

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 April 1, 2007 by Minotaur Books. 324 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Her friends (surprising in number considering her antisocial tendencies) are treating Kate Shugak like fragile goods—but, as her 11th adventure demonstrates, she’s stamped “Expedite Delivery (or Else).” Back in Niniltna, still grieving over Jack Morgan, Kate (Midnight Come Again, 2000, etc.) take...

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The background of a hard-fought political campaign in Alaska (where "in a gathering of four people there are five marriages, six divorces, and seven political parties") and the devastating effect of a century-old scandal on the candidates gives even greater depth than usual to Stabenow's 11th Kat...

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