White Heat by M. J. McGrath
A Novel

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Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, White Heat is the first book in the gripping Edie Kiglatuk Mystery Series, with "an Arctic setting so real it’ll give you frostbite" (Dana Stabenow, author of A Cold Day for Murder)

Half Inuit and half outsider, Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide in her corner of the Arctic. But as a woman, she gets only grudging respect from her community's Council of Elders. While Edie is leading two tourists on a hunting expedition, one of them is shot and killed. The Council wants to call it an accident, but Edie and police sergeant Derek Palliser suspect otherwise. When the other tourist disappears, Edie sets off into the far reaches of the tundra for answers.

A stunning debut novel, White Heat launches a formidable new series set amidst an unforgiving landscape of ice and rock, of spirit ancestors, and never-rotting bones.


About M. J. McGrath

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M. J. McGRATH is an award-winning journalist and the author of The Long Exile: A Tale of Inuit Betrayal. She was awarded the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best British writer under thirty-five, and currently lives in London.
Published August 4, 2011 by Penguin Books. 397 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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While Edie as fish out of water is not nearly as compelling as Edie Kiglatuk, Inuit hunter and guide, when the trail of truth leads Edie back to Autisaq and Craig Island, this deft story of family loyalty and clashing cultures regains its rhythm, charging forward to an unexpected, satisfying, and...

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