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I met John once in Chicago years ago when we passed each other on book tour. He’s a really fun and interesting guy to talk to, so if he’s ever in your area you should definitely go see him. And then of course there are the books. (My favorite is Winter’s Prey.)
Though Not Dead is the eighteenth Kate Shugak novel, and my favorite. An elder has died and left a puzzle for Kate to solve which sends her on what is essentially a scavenger hunt through the last seventy years of Alaskan history.
I was able to do something in Though Not Dead I’ve always wanted to do: tell the modern history of the state of Alaska through the life of a single character. Everything’s in here, the Klondike Gold Rush, the salmon rush, the defense rush of World War II, the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964, the oil rush. I had a blast.
Further, Though Not Dead contains my most favorite line from all my books:
“So, does he look like he might taste familiar?”