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Dead North (Jessie Arnold, Bk 8)
Dead North - Jessie Arnold, Bk 8
Author: Sue Henry
With her cabin a pile of ashes and her life in pieces, champion Alaskan "musher" Jessie Arnold has gratefully accepted a friend's proposal that she drive his motor home up from Idaho, along the Alaska Highway -- a breathtaking, two thousand-mile-long route winding past hot springs, glaciers, and ice-blue lakes. But the idyllic trip takes a dark ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380816842
ISBN-10: 0380816849
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Dead North (Jessie Arnold, Bk 8) on + 410 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book is quite enjoyable, especially if you've been reading the author's Jesse Arnold series already, starting with Murder on the Iditarod Trail. In this one, Jesse agrees to drive a big Winnebago motor home up the Alaska highway to deliver it to an Alaskan friend. On the way, she meets Maxie McNab, a free-spirited 61-year-old widow who roams the country in her motor home. Maxie returns later in her own series, which I have read. It was fun to read her first book appearance. They get involved with a teenaged fugitive and many dangerous and interesting things transpire.

The story moves a tad slowly at times, but comes to fairly satisfactory conclusion. The descriptions of the places along the fabled Alaskan Highway are delightful to read--you'll be ready to tackle the highway yourself when you're done with this book.

I recommend it to Jessie Arnold and Maxie McNab fans as well as anyone who is interested in the Alaskan Highway. Many of the Jessie Arnold stories involve sled dog racing, but this one does not. Jessie's lead dog, Tank, accompanies her on the adventures, but that's it for sled dog racing in this story.
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This is my favorite Sue Henry book so far. Alaskan musher Jessie Arnold takes a break from waiting for the ground to be ready for her new cabin to be built, and accepts a friend's offer to have her drive his new motor home from Idaho back up to Alaska. The description of the journey through Idaho, British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon is worth reading by itself. But along the way, Jessie encounters a run-away teen, a murder, and a new friend... solo RVer Maxie McNabb, a woman in her 60's who helps Jessie to solve the mystery as they make their way up the highway to Alaska. This is a great read!
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I loved "seeing" the Alaskan Highway in the pages of this wonderful mystery.
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This is one of Sue Henry's best yet. I had to read it
in one setting. I just couldn't put it down.
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I love this whole series! So interesting to learn about Alaska, mushing, and sled dogs, while solving a mystery with Jessie and Alex.
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a good read for the motorhome lover
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A fine adventure...Sue Henry revels in the wilderness of the Alaskan scenery and keeps the tension mounting. This is probably the best in the series and introduces a new character.
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For fans of Sue Henry, this is a good one! Lots of suspense and plot twists that keep you turning the pages!

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