I continue to just love this series! Kate Shugak is a marvelous heroine, the history of Alaska and the antics of the native people is just enthralling.
In this installment, Kate goes undercover on an Alaskan crab boat where two crew members disappeared. The story is very detailed regarding the crabbing industry. Lucky for me I just watched Deadliest Catch on Thanksgiving, so everything they were doing was something I could picture which made my understanding of the danger and freezing temperatures that Kate was experiencing that much more real and horrifying. Poor Kate didn't just have one trip to endure, this boat went out three times before Kate got the evidence she needed to end her torturous adventure. As usual, a terrific mystery detailing the dangers and beauty of Alaska.
Nancy L. (5996) reviewed Dead in the Water (Kate Shugak, Bk 3) on
Helpful Score: 2
Dead in the Water was one of the best books I have read in this series by Dena Dtabenow. I find her books to be well writtin and I like the fact that each book focuses on a different aspect of Aliskan life. This book is about crab fishing in the cold waters off Alaska and I learned a lot and was able to feel what it must be like. ther was also a mystery that was difficult to sort out and intersting to follow. I would recommend this book to others.
The book really captures the feeling of life in Alaska set aboard a fishing vessel in cold Alaskan waters. I find her books very interesting and I love the characters of Kate Shugak and dog, Mutt. This book was more of an adventure story with less mystery as usual. I look forward to the next book in the series.
This being the 3rd book that I have read by Dana Stabenow in her "Kate Shugak" mysteries. Kate Shugak is a retired investigator from the Anchorage's DA office. She is occasionally lured out of retiremnt on a case that needs investigated, usually with her needing the money, as she live's obscurily in the Alaska wilderness. The first two installment's I found interesting and different, and also alluring as the back drop is in the Alaska wilds. I think I gave the first two books in the series a middle of the road rating, as they were adequate. I probably enjoyed hearing more about the wilderness, than the story itself. This one "Dead in the Water" and #3 in the series finally hit on all cylinders. Not only was it set in the Bering Sea and the Aleutian chains, but also with Kate taking a job on an Alaskan Fishing Boat setting out to find two missing fisherman. Again the back drops and history were great, but this time the story, mystery, and action set the pace of the story. Like some of the great mysteries I have read the pace quickens as you induldge yourself into the book. A real good page turner that I really enjoyed from start to the end!!
Another excellent mystery where Kate is in peril most of the time, and barely survives the undercover job out on a small fishing boat, the evil henchmen and the ocean itself. Again, she is an Amazon of many talents, clever and resourceful, packed into a 5 foot package of guts and determination to bring the bad guys in.
Thoroughly enjoyed it, and another winner. can't wait for the next ones.