Book Reviews of Murder on the Iditarod Trail (Jessie Arnold, Bk 1)

Murder on the Iditarod Trail (Jessie Arnold, Bk 1)
Murder on the Iditarod Trail - Jessie Arnold, Bk 1
Author: Sue Henry
ISBN-13: 9780380717583
ISBN-10: 0380717581
Publication Date: 3/1/1993
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 95 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
The author gives you a look at the Iditarod sled dog race from a musher's point of view... the scenery, the thrills, the torture of cold temperatures and grueling long days and nights of the race... and you get a great mystery, as well.
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Helpful Score: 5
The book was great!! This was the first one in the series. I can definitely see why this book won awards. It was very well written and you felt like you were right there. Good mystery and good main characters. I can't wait to read more!
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Helpful Score: 4
What a good story.. Sue Henry did a fine job of mixing the action of a murder mystery with all the action from the Iditarod dog sled race. This cozy mystery is moving to the top of my list of cozy's. I'm going to find the next book and get to it a soon as I can.
Give it a shot you like it a lot..
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Helpful Score: 2
This book gave me a whole new respect for those who run the Iditarod race. It was exciting and suspenseful. I didn't realize how much of the race was run in the dark over dangerous terrain. I read more of the Jessie Arnold series.
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Helpful Score: 2
I watched the Iditarod on TV every year. I was so glad to find this book. The thrills, hardships (man and dogs), Alaska, and life on the trail was so interesting. Of course, there are the murders. What a great story and characters. I would recommend this series. This was my first, already have the 2nd one and will get more to read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I had several other books on my "to be read" list when this book arrived in the mail. But I picked it up to look it over, started reading, and couldn't stop until it was finished! Wonderful descriptions of the Alaska wilderness, the grueling Iditarod Race, and the determination of the mushers who compete in the race. A nice mystery is thrown into the mix and you have a page-turner for sure.
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Helpful Score: 1
Pretty good little mystery. Good information regarding the Iditarod and Alaska itself.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book caught me from page one, held my attention through to the end! I learned so much about the sled dogs, Alaska, the people! GREAT READ! and, have found the whole series so I can read them all!
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this whole series, of which this is the first book! So interesting to learn about Alaska, mushing, and sled dogs, while solving a mystery with Jessie and Alex.
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This is first in the series, and I can understand why Sue Henry won the Anthony & Macavity Awards for best first mystery.

The Iditarod is a well known dog sled race that tests endurance, skill, and courage. Now, suddenly and inexplicably, the top Iditarod contestants are dying one by one in bizarre and gruesome ways. Jessie Arnold, a female "musher," fears she may be the next intended victim, but nothing is going to prevent her from trying to win the race.

A well paced, well-writen book that brings out the thrill of the Iditarod. This is a classic book in my opinion if you like to read about Alaska or mysteries. There is so much detail, you feel as though you've run the race yourself.

Highly recommend.

"In this enthralling debut mystery, someone is killing the dogsled racers competing in Alaska's internationally famous Iditarod race." -- Publisher's Weekly
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Excellent
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good story--great author-
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Very suspenseful, lots of inside details about the Iditarod. A good mystery with a good ending. Enjoyed it very much.
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A good story. But mainly, I loved the history and commentary on the race, the mushers, the dogs and the Alaskan scenery. I liked it! My favorite of hers so far.
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Jessie Arnold, Alaska's famous "musher" has won the world-famous Iditarod - a grueling, eleven hundred mile dog sled race across a frigid Arctic wilderness - and takes home a $250,000 prize. But Jessie discovers a new race - the race to stay alive as she and her famous sled dogs track a killer into the frozen heart of the perilous wild that only Jessie knows so well.
I found myself getting caught up in "living" in the snow and ice. Great book.
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From the back: One by one the top Iditarod contestants are dying in bizarre and gruesome ways. 1st in series.
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Not knowing a lot about the Iditarod race I enjoyed learning the details and "how to train". I also liked the new love story.
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Sue Henry is an author in the vein of Dana Stabenaw. If you like the outdoors and Alaska, this mystery is for you.
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My husband and I really enjoy this murder mystery series. The author has a flair for research and imbues her stories with interesting data.
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Excellent !!!! Highly recomend this author, this is the first book in the series. Enjoying each book more and more !!!!
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This is the first in a series of books set in Alaska. In this mystery, mushers are being murdered as they make the arduous journey from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Alex Jensen is the state trooper sent to figure out what is happening and Jessie Arnold is the woman musher who may be the next victim. The ending of the book does not come as a complete surprise but it is satisfying nonetheless. Lots of interesting facts about the Iditarod dog sled race and Alaska.
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I always like her books
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This is the first in the Series!