Image of Bad Blood (Kate Shugak Novels)


Image of Bad Blood (Kate Shugak Novels)

Stabenow’s intriguing characters and fascinating setting bring this mystery to life, but her narrative voice wins Bad Blood a Top Pick. She establishes the histories of the two communities featured in the story with an irony-tinged commentary that carries the reader right into the heart of the Alaskan wilderness.

Officer Jim Chopin’s efforts to solve the murder of a young troublemaker are hampered by a generations-old feud between two rival towns. Soon after the murder, the main suspect disappears and a second murder takes place. Chopin calls in Kate Shugak to help with the investigation in the hopes that her connections might lead them to a break in the case. (MINOTAUR, Mar., 384 pp., $25.99)

Reviewed by: 
Roseann Marlett