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 A Night Too Dark

by Dana Stabenow

"Dana Stabenow is one of those regional crime novelists who too often don't achieve national attention. She was born in Alaska in 1952 and has lived there ever since, and this is her 17th novel about the Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak. It's an outstanding series and one that has, in fact, won awards and begun to turn up on bestseller lists here in the Lower 48. If you've never visited Alaska, it's also an intriguing introduction to that big, brawling, rather bewildering state. The plot of A Night Too Dark centers on the Suulutaq Mine, where vast gold deposits have been discovered. This plot unfolds nicely, but what makes the novel outstanding is Stabenow's vivid portrait of the Alaskan culture." -- Washington Post