You can tell Dana Stabenow and The Poisoned Pen Bookstore owner Barbara Peters are friends, both from the enjoyment they take in their conversation, and the location of the recent virtual event, Peters’ home. The occasion is the publication of Stabenow’s latest Liam Campbell mystery, Spoils of the Dead. Signed copies of that book, and copies of Stabenow’s others, are available through the Web Store. http://bit.ly/2F9m0Bq
Here’s the summary of Spoils of the Dead.
Newenham is an ice-bound bush town with a six-bed jail, a busted ATM and a saloon that does double-duty as a courtroom. It’s a wide-enough patch to warrant a state police presence, though, and Trooper Liam Campbell is it. Campbell has been exiled from Anchorage to Newenham in disgrace, busted down from sergeant to trooper in the aftermath of a mistake that cost a family of five their lives, to spend some time in the wilderness. Campbell didn’t expect the job to be simple and it hasn’t. From the (literally) cutthroat business of commercial fishing, to the paranoid misanthropy of the back-country prospector, to drug dealers, serial killers, and caches of forgotten war gold, he has had his hands full. Now he has a dead archaeologist, murdered at their own dig site, who claimed to be on the verge of a momentous discovery. Fans of the icy frontier, of mystery tinged with a frisson of romance, of laconic lawmen with good intentions, of tai chi and small aircraft piloting take note: Liam Campbell is for you.
Dana Stabenow, born in Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fish tender, is the author of the award-winning, bestselling Kate Shugak series. The first book in the series, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
Enjoy the virtual event featuring Dana Stabenow.