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A Night Too Dark

A Night Too Dark

A Kate Shugak Novel

Kate Shugak Novels (Volume 17)

Dana Stabenow, read by Marguerite Gavin

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02/16/2010

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A Night Too Dark is New York Times bestselling writer Dana Stabenow's latest, the seventeenth in a series chronicling life, death, love, tragedy, mischief, controversy, nature, and survival in Alaska, America's last real frontier.

In Alaska, people disappear every day. In Aleut detective Kate Shugak's Park, they've been disappearing a lot lately. Hikers head into the wilderness unprepared and get lost. Miners quit without notice at the busy Suulutaq Mine. Suicides leave farewell notes and vanish.

Not only are Park rats disappearing at an alarming rate, but so is life in the Park as Kate knows it. Alaska state trooper Jim Chopin's workload has increased to where he doesn't make it home three nights out of four, the controversial mine has seduced Johnny and his classmates with summer jobs and divided the Niniltna Native Association—the aunties are to a woman selling out—and a hostile environmental activist organization has embraced the Suulutaq Mine as their reason for being.

It's almost a relief when Kate finds a body. This she can handle.

Until the identity of the body vanishes, too.

In this latest Kate Shugak novel, the smart, sexy PI, her wolf/husky hybrid Mutt, and Chopper Jim are only just beginning to realize the fallout from the discovery of the world's second-largest gold mine in their backyard. "Mine change everything," Auntie Vi said in Whisper to the Blood (the previous book in the series and the first to hit the New York Times bestseller list).

And it's only just beginning.

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A Night Too Dark by Dana Stabenow--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Dana Stabenow's crime novel A Night Too Dark, part of her Kate Shugak mystery series. The audiobook is narrated by Marguerite Gavin. In Alaska, somebody disappears every day. Hunters who head into the wilderness... Fishermen who brave the great rivers...Tourists who attempt to do both. In Aleut detective Kate Shugak's Park, people have been falling off the grid quite a bit lately. And as she and state trooper Jim Chopin are about to realize, it's got something to do wit

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“Alaskan P.I. Kate Shugak is expertly portrayed by Marguerite Gavin...Listeners will enjoy the twists of the mystery as well as the presentation.” —AudioFile

“Experienced stage and screen actress Marguerite Gavin narrates and does so wonderfully. She brings the novel and characters to life.” —SoundCommentary.com

“Grade: A. Some of the greatest mystery writers enrich us with their wonderful sense of place. Stabenow is one of them: Alaska's answer to Tony Hillerman, she brings us the sights and sounds that few visitors will ever know. . . . If you haven't discovered Stabenow yet, start here--then go back to A Cold Day for Murder and enjoy the whole story.” —Rocky Mountain News on Whisper to the Blood

“Excellent . . . No one writes more vividly about the hardships and rewards of living in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness and the hardy but frequently flawed characters who choose to call it home. This is a richly rewarding regional series that continues to grow in power as it grows in length.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Whisper to the Blood

“There are now sixteen Kate Shugak novels in this excellent series set in backwoods Alaska, and rather than losing steam, Stabenow is building it. Whisper to the Blood is the best Shugak so far. . . . Stabenow is terrific at building a story and keeping the suspense tight and the story moving.” —The Globe and Mail on Whisper to the Blood

“One of the best . . . A dynamite combination of atmosphere, action, and character.” —Booklist (starred review) on Whisper to the Blood

“When I'm casting about for an antidote to the sugary female sleuths . . . Kate Shugak, the Aleut private investigator in Dana Stabenow's Alaskan mysteries, invariably comes to mind.” —The New York Times on A Deeper Sleep

“Stabenow once again presents us with a cleverly conceived and crisply written thriller that provides a provocative glimpse of life as it is lived and justice as it is served on America's last frontier.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune on A Deeper Sleep

About the author

Dana Stabenow, read by Marguerite Gavin

Dana Stabenow, New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner, is the author of sixteen previous Kate Shugak novels, four Liam Campbell mysteries, three science-fiction novels, and two thrillers. She was born, raised, and lives in Alaska, where she was awarded the Governor's Award for the Humanities.


Marguerite Gavin has recorded over three hundred audiobooks in numerous genres. Her work has won AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly Listen-Up awards as well as a nomination for the prestigious Audie award. Gavin divides her time as an actress between the sound studio and classical theater. She lives in the Washington, DC area.

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