Kate Shugak is back.

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“The dialogue is smart, authentic, and reminiscent of Elmore Leonard.”
Publishers Weekly

“Crime fiction doesn’t get much better than this.”–Booklist

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And for those who prefer their books in print…me and Kate21 hc

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About the audio edition:

Tantor Media will be publishing the audio version
of Less Than a Treason, and yes, before you ask,
Marguerite Gavin will be narrating.
You’ll have the buy link as soon as I do.

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“Crime fiction doesn’t get much better than this.”

BOL

Less Than a Treason (Head of Zeus, 9781786695697) receives a STARRED review in the May 1, 2017 issue.

When Aleut PI Kate Shugak is shot in the chest at close range, trooper Jim Chopin, her lover, is wracked with guilt for not killing her assailant sooner. [redacted, spoilers] When human bones are found near her retreat, Kate returns to Niniltna, where most locals thought she was dead, and resumes working. [redacted, spoilers, don’t bother with a FOIA request] Starting a Kate Shugak book is like going somewhere everybody knows your name, given the warmth and familiarity of the Niniltna cast, even to readers new to the series. The twenty-first series installment, this sequel to Bad Blood (2013) maintains Stabenow’s reputation for concise prose, pithy dialogue, full bodied characters, and intriguing plotting. Crime fiction doesn’t get much better than this.
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May 6, 2017

And the Roadhouse Report is awaaaay!

Or it was on Monday. Reproduced here in full for your pre-ordering pleasure.

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logo-consumer writes:

Edgar-winner Stabenow’s richly nuanced, highly entertaining 21st Kate Shugak mystery (after 2013’s Bad Blood) finds the Alaskan PI, who’s recovering from a gunshot wound she suffered months before, enjoying her solitude at her isolated cabin at the foot of the Quilak Mountains when some unwelcome visitors, who call themselves “orienteers,” pass by. One of them, a woman whose looks remind Kate of Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina, seeks Kate’s aid after she tumbles off a ridge—and falls on a heap of human bones. The intrepid Kate packs up the scanty remains, which a variety of animals have picked clean, and heads for the nearest town. Soon a woman hires Kate to find her missing husband, and the plot goes off in some surprising directions from there. The book is sprinkled with wit, studded with exquisite descriptions of the rugged landscape, and filled with opinionated and endearing characters, including reality TV show producers, park rangers, geologists, and barkeeps. The dialogue is smart, authentic, and reminiscent of Elmore Leonard, had he trained his shrewdly ironic eye on the wilds of Alaska rather than the seamier side of Detroit. A line from a Robert Frost poem provided the title. (May)

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And for those who prefer their books in print…

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Kate21 selfie. With author.

…I’ll be signing the hardcover edition
at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore
at 2pm
on May 6th.

Click here for directions.

And if you can’t make it in person, click here to order your very own copy.
The PP gang know how to stick on a stamp.


Ordering info for bookstores and libraries:

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A bit of news that arrived in my inbox after the RR went out:

Tantor Media will be publishing the audio version
of Less Than a Treason, and yes, before you ask,
Marguerite Gavin will be narrating.
You’ll have the buy link as soon as I do.

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Kate21 in all her silk bookmark beribboned glory. With author.

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Click on the image below to order a signed copy from the Poisoned Pen.

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Less Than a Treason,

aka the 21st Kate Shugak novel,

publishes May 6th.

 

First time I’ve ever been compared to Elmore Leonard.

Excuse me while I’m over here breathing into a paper bag. And even more important: PW didn’t give anything away, so safe to read.

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Signed hardcover edition

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