Dead in the Water (Kate Shugak Series #3)

Dead in the Water (Kate Shugak Series #3)

by Dana Stabenow

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Two crewmen of the crab vessel Avilda are missing—presumed dead—under very suspicious circumstances. The Bering Sea offers ample means and opportunity, but without bodies, a motive, or evidence of foul play, the DA doesn’t have a case. And so, freelance investigator Kate Shugak finds herself working undercover in one of Alaska’s most dangerous professions: crab fisherman. The assignment will take her from the debauchery of Dutch Harbor to the most isolated of the Aleutians, and if the job itself doesn’t kill her, her crewmates just might.

Third in Stabenow’s Edgar Award-winning series of Alaskan mysteries, Dead in the Water is richly informed by the author’s own upbringing aboard an Alaskan fishing vessel.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012480989
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
Publication date: 04/22/2011
Series: Kate Shugak Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 217
Sales rank: 44,441
File size: 465 KB

About the Author

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and after having a grand old time working in the Prudhoe Bay oilfields on the North Slope of Alaska, making an obscene amount of money and going to Hawaii a lot, found it in writing.

Her first crime fiction novel, A Cold Day for Murder, won an Edgar award; her first thriller, Blindfold Game, hit the New York Times bestseller list; and her twentieth Kate Shugak novel, Bad Blood, will be released in February 2013.

Find her on the web at

Customer Reviews

Dead in the Water (Kate Shugak #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a little difficult getting into, esp. if you do not know a lot about fishing salmon, but it was worth it. I'm such a fan of dana stabenow that I know the book will keep me interested to read it in a day. I always love the tension between Kate and her grandmother, or one of her men-friends. Mutt is wonderful as always. Recommended Kate Shugak--if you read one, you have to read them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read
Boann More than 1 year ago
I started with this series at the first of the year and have now finished #5. These things are addictive. I'm not sure which is most interesting. . . the mystery, the engaging characters or Alaska. Slight, but well written, The Kate Shugak series is quite engaging.
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enemyanniemae on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the third in the Kate Shugak series. Set in Alaska, the heroine is a former investigator for the Anchorage DA's office. While she no longer works as an official investigator, Kate goes undercover on an Alaskan crabbing vessel to discover what happened to two men who disappeared while working as crewmen on the Avilda. The reader gets a lesson on Aleut history and tradition and a good look at the brutal fishing industry. And as always, the reader gets a good mystery with great characters. Good book. On to the next...
Avril on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm thinking of getting a full set of Stabelow's books; they bear re-reading from time to time. There is no higher compliment to a writer.
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alinefromabook More than 1 year ago
Another mystery solved by the amazing Kate Shugak. I know I'm behind the eight ball with this series of books but in my defense, I only discovered Dana Stabenow this year so I am working furiously to catch up. This is book three in the Kate Shugak series and I thoroughly enjoyed it, just like the first two. This time Kate is out crab-fishing in the Aleutian islands and hunting for murderers. I myself have never been to Alaska but Dana's descriptions almost make me feel like I'm there. I felt like I was right there with Kate as she was hauling up crab pots and pounding the ice. I also love the way that the native culture is incorporated into the books. In this case, Kate encounters an old woman who is full of the old stories and also a basket-weaver. I really enjoyed how as part of the story I was also able to get some of the history of Aleut basket-weaving technique and it all just feels natural the way the author writes. So Kate has once again been hired by Jack, this time to be a crew member on a crab boat and try to discover what happened to two previous crew members who have disappeared. Along the way she has a very amusing encounter with a group of Russian sailors, a young California surf dude out to discover Alaska (who by the way saves her life), and a group of men who care for nothing but how much money they can put in their own pockets. Finally, I appreciate Ms. Stabenow's ability to tell a gripping mystery story in less than 200 pages. These are books I can really enjoy without investing weeks of my time. Kudos to Dana Stabenow on another job well done. I can't wait to read book four and I recommend everyone give these stories a try
xxzz More than 1 year ago
I have several books by Dana Stabenow, she never disappoints.
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Enjoyed very much.
Silvertipgriz More than 1 year ago
Shugak is such a fascinating character! This is a different book from the earlier ones in the series because it takes place at sea and in a different part of Alaska - I find myself studying maps to see if it's possible to visit areas to explore Kate's world. Read it!
trbCA More than 1 year ago
I read a Stabenow book when I want a sure thing story.
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I had a hard time getting into this book. Other books by her have been better.
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suemacMC More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying this series.
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Good book,suspenseful, good action. Enjoyed
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