Though Not Dead: A Kate Shugak Novel

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Though Not Dead: A Kate Shugak Novel

Format:  Paperback,

480 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9780312559106

ISBN-10: 0312559100

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"Kate Shugak will go to the ends of the earth to solve one Alaskan family's epic mystery in""this breathtaking novel from "New York Times" bestselling author "Dana Stabenow

The residents of Alaska's largest national park are still stunned by the death of one of its lifelong residents: Eighty-seven-year-old Old Sam Dementieff. Dubbed the "father" of all of the Park rats--although he had no children of his own--Sam was especially close to his niece, P. I. Kate Shugak. Even so, she more than anyone is surprised to discover that in his will he's left her everything--including a letter instructing her simply to "find my father."

Easier said than done. Sam's father scandalously disappeared after his birth, taking with him a priceless tribal artifact, a Russian icon. Now, just three days into her investigation, Kate finds herself being threatened--and worse. The flashbacks from Sam's fascinating life, including scenes from major events in Alaska's colorful history, punctuate a gripping story in which Kate does her best to fulfill Sam's last wish. Meanwhile, an unknown enemy is on her trail...and will stop at nothing to make sure that the truth about Sam's father stays buried.

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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 9780312559106
ISBN-10: 0312559100
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
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Review by Library Journal (2011-06-01)

This is the 18th mystery in Edgar Award winner Stabenow's (www.stabenow.com) series centering on Alaska PI Kate Shugak, following A Night Too Dark (2010), also available from Macmillan Audio and AudioGO. When Kate's uncle and mentor, "Old Sam", is murdered, Kate inherits most of his belongings, including the cryptic request to "find my father". Along with her half-husky, half-wolf companion, Mutt, Kate sets out to uncover her family's secrets. Through flashbacks of Old Sam's life, Stabenow artfully weaves the history of Alaska and its native people into the story. Series narrator Marguerite Gavin does an excellent job of reading this novel. Her clear and articulate voice brings out the characters' diverse personalities, native accents, and speech patterns. For all Kate Shugak fans.

- Ilka Gordon, Siegal Coll. of Judaic Studies Lib., Cleveland

(c). Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2010-12-01)

In the 18th book in Stabenow's popular Alaskan series (A Night Too Dark), Kate delves into family history to solve a puzzle bequeathed to her by her late uncle, Old Sam Dementieff. A letter found among his possession reads, "Find my father", and propels Kate and her half-wolf dog, Mutt, to investigate. She is shot at, beaten, and run off the road, but nothing can deter her from fulfilling her uncle's wishes.

In a parallel story line, Kate's boyfriend, Jim Chopin, is doing some family research of his own when he inherits his father's writing desk and makes a life-changing discovery. A map in the front of the book orients readers to the locations mentioned in the story.

Verdict: Though longer than many of Stabenow's previous books, this one holds readers' interest with fascinating tidbits of Alaskan history from 1918 to 1965 as seen through Old Sam's eyes. Sure to be popular with lovers of the series as well as those who enjoy reading novels set in Alaska.

[See "What Else Is Hot?", Prepub online, 10/25/10.] - Jean King, West Hempstead P.L., NY

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Kate Shugak will go to the ends of the earth to solve one Alaskan family’s epic mystery in this breathtaking novel from New York Times bestselling author Dana Stabenow

The residents of Alaska’s largest national park are still stunned by the death of one of its lifelong residents: Eighty-seven-year-old Old Sam Dementieff. Dubbed the “father” of all of the Park rats—although he had no children of his own—Sam was especially close to his niece, P. I. Kate Shugak. Even so, she more than anyone is surprised to discover that in his will he’s left her everything—including a letter instructing her simply to “find my father.”

Easier said than done. Sam’s father scandalously disappeared after his birth, taking with him a priceless tribal artifact, a Russian icon. Now, just three days into her investigation, Kate finds herself being threatened—and worse. The flashbacks from Sam’s fascinating life, including scenes from major events in Alaska’s colorful history, punctuate a gripping story in which Kate does her best to fulfill Sam’s last wish. Meanwhile, an unknown enemy is on her trail…and will stop at nothing to make sure that the truth about Sam’s father stays buried.

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