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Breakup (Kate Shugak, Bk 7)
Breakup - Kate Shugak, Bk 7
Author: Dana Stabenow
April in Alaska is the period of spring thaw, what the locals call breakup. For Kate, this year's meltdown brings nothing but mayhem. First, the snow uncovers a dead body near Kate's home. Than a woman is killed in a suspicious bear attack. Kate is drawn further into the destruction of breakup -- and into the path of a murderer... Kate f...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425162613
ISBN-10: 0425162613
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 242
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4.1 stars, based on 89 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Breakup (Kate Shugak, Bk 7) on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is my first read of this author and I wasn't impressed. It was supposed to be a mystery, but it wasn't much of one. She tried to throw in a little romance, but it was forced, and the main romantic interest barely made it into the plot. The multitude of ridiculous occurrences was amusing, but the plot was hollow and I never came to care about any of the characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have read and reread this book. The story line is good, the characters all are well defined as are the rest of the Shugak series, but I find the book too funny for words. I dig this out when things are particularly bad (or I'm in a bad mood) and spend the next few hours laughing. This is one of my all-time favorites!
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Number 7 in the series. This one was really fun -- lots of humor -- a bit different from the rest. I am still hooked on this series of light mysteries, with its interesting characters and great descriptions.
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reviewed Breakup (Kate Shugak, Bk 7) on + 82 more book reviews
This is my favorite book in the Kate Shugak series. I laughed when I read this book. Some of the books have a more serious tone, but they are all good.
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Either Stabenow was tipsy when she wrote this, or she deliberately set out to have fun and create a Warner Brothers cartoon. Reading suspiciously like several episodes of Northern Exposure rolled together (which one inspired the other, I wonder?), this book is a departure from her usual straight style with its (not-so) tongue in cheek humor wrapped around a mystery. Its madcap atmosphere is perfectly in tune with the story's setting, which is Alaska in the beginning of spring, called "breakup", a time when residents are going stir crazy as they anxiously await the end of winter. Kate's troubles begin when she encounters a bear on her homestead and narrowly escapes being its first spring meal, followed by a jet engine falling from the sky onto her truck in her yard, and then the discovery of a dead body under the ice. And that's just the beginning. This one is a rollicking good romp, though mystery purists be warned - this is another installment of the series where the murderer gets away with it.
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Liked this book. Not quite a cozy and occasional language or adult themes but it was a quick and good read. Set in Alaska at ice and snow break up time when people start to go a little crazy.

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