A Grave Denied
A Grave Denied by Dana Stabenow
Reviewed by L. Bennett
Kate Shugak is a private investigator in Alaska. She's been the rounds, as those of you know who regularly read this series by Dana Stabenow. Kate is resilient, resourceful, and she generally lands on her feet but this time that landing is harsh and very personal. At the request of the local state trooper, Kate investigates the murder of a man known throughout the local villages for his skills, but not for his past. As she attempts to learn more she gets too close to the killer and pays a stiff price. The book is entertaining and often humorous, with a current theme and well-formed characters. No need to read it in order, but if you do you'll better appreciate the situation in which Kate finds herself.