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Once, Kate Shugak was the star investigator of the Anchorage D.A, 's office. Now she's gone back to her Aleut roots in the far Alaska north- where her talent for detection makes her the toughest crime-tracker in that stark and mysterious land....

Title : Dead In The Water
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ISBN : 9780425137499
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 217 Pages
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Dead In The Water Reviews

  • Luffy
    2019-01-20 16:33

    It had to happen, but it happened way too early. This book came at a terrible timing. My story is that I was hurting from forcing myself to read Moby Dick, a'right?So I was rationing Moby Dick by reading the Kate Shugak series. What could go wrong? But the thing is Dead in The Water was so aptly named a book for a one star rating.Plus I feel that the author was paying an homage to Herman Melville. On another day I might have given this book more credit but I can't! I can't.

  • Ingrid
    2018-12-24 17:30

    I know you out there following my reviews will think I've become predictable and you're probably right where this series is concerned. But in my defence, I love books that are a diversion of every day life, not too demanding and packed with interesting information. It's a fast moving story with enough tension and not too much detail in the violence. Besides, I can safely assume that Kate will survive all her ordeals. So another 5 stars for the third book in the Kate Shugak series.

  • Yodamom
    2018-12-24 16:48

    Wonderful edge of my seat action plus adventure on the frozen sea. I swear I thought I'd scream during several of the near death moments. Kate can be insanely strong ! Oh and i love the new character California surfer Andy.Kate goes on a crabbing boat, one of the most dangerous jobs on earth to find out what happened to two missing/presumed dead crabbers. She faces a frozen angry ocean, meets an elder who teaches her much and faces some of her past. Holy smokes it's intense !Now on to #4

  • Anne(Booklady) Molinarolo
    2018-12-24 23:44

    Dead In The Water is the 3rd installment of the popular Kate Shugak Series by Dana Stabenow. And it's my favorite to date.Shugak has allowed her former boss and part time lover talk her into finding out what happened to two crewmen on the Avilda crabbing vessel captained by the ne'er to well son in law of a major Board Diector of the vessel's parent company. Harry Gault isn't whom he's thought to be. Crabbing in the Bering Sea is hard work as well as dangerous. Kate has much to fear while she's on the Avilda. Mother Nature is brutal this time of the year, and so are some of her crew members. But which ones?The Author's descriptions of the roiling waves, the ice being beaten, the hard work of the crabbers were wonderful as well as spot on. The Aleutian Islands she visited made me want to go out and purchase a ticket to see them. And we readers learn more about these wondrous indigenous people. I wish more stories were included. And I loved the ship line's names of all of their vessels - very appropriate for a Kate Shugak novel.

  • Vivisection
    2019-01-18 22:52

    Whenever I read a Kate Shugak mystery, I always go back to see if Dana Stabenow has any Native blood because her portrait of the indigenous Alaskans is so 3 dimensional. I have ever claimed to be constantly annoyed by Anglo authors who can't resist the lure of the Noble Savage and the connection to the Great Spirits and the Ancestors. Dana Stabenow, however, is pitch perfect. Her representations of life at the Park (aka the Aleut Rez) and the dynamics between the tribal members, the old ways vs. the new, the pettiness, the traditions, the struggle to survive, and the connection all provide a snap shot of a modern reservation.This novel is no exception even though Kate is away from the Park and on a fishing vessel living out her very own episode of The Deadliest Catch. Of course there's a mystery and some good old fashion corruption. Kate even has a side-kick: blond surfer Andy from Ventura who LIKES ALL THE ALASKA much as golden retrievers LIKE ALL THE TENNIS BALLS. My favorite part, besides the gentle teasing of Andy and his naivete, is Kate's relationship with the Aleuts of Anua and Unalaska. Her conversations with Olga and Sasha blend perfectly the modern and the traditional. Kate learns to weave. Sasha carves stories in the sand with her story knife while her mother acknowledges her defects from fetal alcohol sydrome. Olga's reveals her power through her age, stories of ancestors, and knowledge of Kate's own powerful Grandmother, Ekaterina. All while Kate pumps them for information regarding nefarious activities on the islands.

  •  Olivermagnus
    2018-12-21 18:22

    In the third book featuring native Alaskan investigator, Kate Shugak, we find her working undercover as a crab fisherman aboard the fishing vessel Avilda. The skipper, Harry Gault, has reported that two men on the last voyage went ashore on Anua Island and never returned. This is not written as a typical mystery since we already know Harry is the bad guy. I would describe it as more of a suspense novel, especially after Kate meets a young Aleutian native who is able to provide clues through story knifing. The girl, formerly from Anua Island, tells a story with pictures drawn in the sand with an ivory knife.If you've ever watched The Deadliest Catch of Discovery Channel, it was east to picture everything that Kate goes through. Because the author, Dana Stabenow, grew up on a fishing boat in the Gulf of Alaska the scenes on the boat are very realistic. This was an enjoyable read, but also a good historical background on Alaska and the people who live there. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Pamela Mclaren
    2019-01-03 22:40

    Dana Stabenow has created quite an unusual character in native Alaskan Aleut Kate Shugak, a former investigator for the Anchorage D.A.'s office, who was seriously injured in one of those investigations. This is the third in the series and has Kate going undercover on an Alaskan fishing boat. Its a really tough job for a small woman, or a large man for that matter, so Kate faces two issues -- how to survive the undercover job and try to investigate a case where doesn't even have any clue as to what she is looking for.Her boyfriend who works for the D.A.'s office would have been a much better fit for the case and the circumstances, so I found it a bit unbelievable that they would use her in this type of situation. That frankly may have been why I got into the story a bit slowly.Never the less, I did enjoy the book and found it an exciting, if a bit unrealistic, conclusion.

  • Kirsty Darbyshire
    2018-12-29 16:29

    This has been my favourite book in the series so far (it's the third). In this book Kate is working on a crab fishing boat in the Bering Sea. There are two reasons that this worked for me. The first was that the setting was wonderful and I really got the feel of the icy seas and the isolated villages visited. The second is that because Kate was away from her home ground I didn't spend half the book wondering if I was supposed to remember the characters from the previous books which is what happened when I read the second book. The only other recurring character in this book, as far as I could tell anyway, was Jack Morgan who is Kate's lover and the police contact who gets her into these mysteries. I think if you get too hung up on finding the mystery in this book you probably wouldn't enjoy it, Kate herself seems to forget that she is supposed to be investigating the deaths of a couple of fishermen most of the time. That didn't spoil it for me, I was enjoying finding out about the fishing as much as anything. I can't say I'd recommend this book to anyone except as a glimpse into Alaska and given that the investigatory side of the book doesn't seem particularly realistic I have to wonder whether any of the fishing detail and Aleut customs parts of the story were at all realistic too. All in all it was a short and interesting read though and I'll keep reading about Kate's adventures.

  • Judy
    2019-01-03 18:48

    I'm really enjoying the Kate Shugak mysteries. In this story Kate works undercover on a crabbing boat in the Bering Sea. It's amazing what this lady can accomplish. Maybe a little farfetched, but based on the author's life experiences, maybe not so much. Anyway, fun and quick to read.

  • Ruth Gilbert
    2018-12-23 19:27

    I love these books. Also, I know a lot more about crab fishing in Alaska than I did.

  • Barbara ★
    2019-01-19 17:25

    I continue to just love this series! Kate Shugak is a marvelous heroine, the history of Alaska and the antics of the native people is just enthralling.In this installment, Kate goes undercover on an Alaskan crab boat where two crew members disappeared. The story is very detailed regarding the crabbing industry. Lucky for me I just watched Deadliest Catch on Thanksgiving, so everything they were doing was something I could picture which made my understanding of the danger and freezing temperatures that Kate was experiencing that much more real and horrifying. Poor Kate didn't just have one trip to endure, this boat went out three times before Kate got the evidence she needed to end her torturous adventure. As usual, a terrific mystery detailing the dangers and beauty of Alaska.

  • Dianne
    2019-01-09 21:34

    If you have ever wondered what it would be like to work on a crabbing boat in Alaska and thought you might like to try it...this book will dissuade you of that notion right quick!Kate is back and working another undercover case for the D.A.'s office. This time she is working on a crabbing boat trying to find out why two men have disappeared.This book is filled with a great who and why did they do, it mystery, heart pounding excitement (learn what it is really like to be in the middle of the Aleutians with your boat becoming covered in ice and with your hold empty), debauchery and humor! This is a great way to learn about the history Alaska, the indigenous people of Alaska and crabbing all at the same time.This is another great read about the feisty Kate and her pals.

  • Lisa Wolf
    2018-12-23 23:29

    The Kate Shugak series gets better and better! I just finished this 3rd book via audio, and loved it. The narrator is terrific, as always, and I really enjoyed Kate's adventure this time around. In this book, the action takes place entirely on board a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea and at various places in the Aleutian Islands. At first, I was hesitant, thinking I would miss Kate's home setting of Niniltna and the familiar cast of characters there, but I ended up quite entertained by Kate's dangerous investigation into the disappearance of two crew members. Looking forward to continuing onward with the series!

  • LJ
    2018-12-21 20:50

    DEAD IN THE WATER - G+Stabenow, Dana - 3rd in seriesThere's something fishy about the disappearance of two crew members from an Alaskan fishing boat. Investigator Kate Shugak goes undercover and starts casting her net for clues among the toughest crew on the Bering Sea. And if she doesn't watch her back, she could end up being forced to walk the plank.Didn't care for this book as much as I had the first two, but I shall definitely keep reading her.

  • Bettie☯
    2019-01-17 18:28

    Third book in the Alaskan experience. This is not quite as endearing as the first two in the series but that doesn't mean this is not worthwhile and I certainly want to read further. I like Kate Shugak, and Dana Stabenow writes in a mellow style that suits my soul and the lady who narrates is a .Good.Choice. Aleutian Islands:[image error]

  • Amy
    2019-01-19 16:29

    Just when I made a joke to a friend (who is on book #16 of this series) about man, that's a lot of dead people for a small village, I pick up book #3, only to find that Kate has ventured out of Niniltna and out to the Aleutian Islands. I guess Ms. Stabenow isn't going to kill off every tenant of The Park after all!Another quality mystery. Looking forward to the next.

  • Betty
    2019-01-03 22:31

    Kate Shugak is working undercover on Fishing Boat in north Alaskan waters.The history of islands and of the danger of crab fishing is first-class. Jack has hired to explore the case of two missing fishermen from the boat. It has been awhile and families and boat company want answers. There are several twists and turns in the story before Kate finds answers.

  • Barbara
    2019-01-18 18:33

    I do love Stabenow! It's a social studies lesson within a well wrought mystery! In this installment we learn about Auna island and the Aleut and their basket weaving techniques and a young girls storyknife.

  • Kate
    2019-01-12 16:28

    delighted I'm not a north pacific fisherman.

  • Midwest Geek
    2018-12-23 17:32

    This (#3 in the series) is my first book involving Kate Shugak, but I didn't have the feeling that I missed much. The prose is good but not exceptional, and the narration by Marguerite Gavin is acceptable but flat. The trouble is that I like mysteries more than thrillers, and this book has very little mystery. In my lexicon, a mystery is a story in which the villain(s) are not apparent, at least, not until very late in the story. A thriller is a story in which there is a great deal of action surrounding the protagonist, who either is in great danger or at a loss about how to track down the bad guys. A thriller can also be a mystery, but often the protagonist (and the reader) knows who the villains are very early on, and the tension is in the chase.Since this is my first in the series, I don't know the author's intent, but I knew who the villains were and what they were up to long before Kate or her paramour and sponsor Jack Morgan did. There is a bit of a mystery about what happened to a couple of sailors, but, since we never encounter them, we don't really much care except in the abstract. Much of what Jack digs up late in the book could have been uncovered much earlier with only a little more research. I couldn't understand why Kate, who is neither a cop nor a detective, is willing to take such enormous risks, volunteer to experience such physical trauma, and still go back for more. There is the suggestion that she was partly motivated by the money, but that seems rather far-fetched, given her choice of lifestyle. Further, Jack seems to be essentially indifferent to both her physical suffering and the danger in which he placed her. He didn't have her back, and Kate had no way to call in the cavalry if things got out of hand--all very strange for a couple supposedly in love. Thus, I am left with mixed feelings about this book, but I'll probably read the next in the series, which is highly acclaimed by other readers.

  • Helen
    2019-01-07 19:50

    Read this dated book due to Goodreads' recommendation after my last book. Description sounded good since it was a mystery based in Alaska, but either the editing was poor or Kate used a slang that left out a lot of little words (like to, at, from, etc.) which made the reading and meaning more difficult. Also since the mystery took place on an Alaskan crabbing boat, I was unfamiliar with a lot of the terms and expressions. Kate goes undercover to find out what happened to two missing sailors whose families hired Kate's boyfriend, the district attorney, to investigate. Since she has crabbing experience, she replaces one of the boys that is missing and finds out the captain of the boat and his two mates are selling drugs and the boys got caught up in it. Andy, another sailor who was crabbing for the first time helped make the story enjoyable even though I won't be reading any more in the series.

  • Laura
    2019-01-20 00:37

    I read the previous two before this, the Author is getting better the more books she writes. The first I wasn’t too overly impressed with, but the second was a great improvement, same can be said for the third. I like that it was set somewhere else, that there were new characters/new elements keeping the story fresh. Also it was very clear that the Author knew what she was talking about went it came to the fishing side of things.Overall I just like who the main character is. She a no guff kind of women, says what on her mind and isn’t intimidated easily. She also fights for what she believes in. But she not immune to harm and you do see sides of her being vulnerable. She doesn’t do it all out of the own kindness of her heart though, she needs money to live off and she not ashamed of it.I like how the stories are shorter than your average crime book, is there no adding puff or every lining. It just purely the story and the telling of it.

  • jammastere
    2018-12-26 20:38

    Another great entry in a very intriguing series.This book finds Kate on a crab fishing boat out of Dutch Harbor. A couple of deck hands disappeared and the DA wants answers. Kate is working undercover and that means working hard on the boat. She was also drawn to the area where her family originally lived before their forced relocation during WWII. The Aleutians are beautiful and deadly.I really enjoyed this book. Yes, I know this series has been out forever. The test of a truly great book/series is if it stands the test of time. Are the characters still relate-able? Does the story draw the reader in? In this case the answer is a resounding yes! This book was like a first person POV episode of The Deadliest Catch in all the best ways possible. I can not recommend this book and the series overall highly enough.

  • Marie Flanigan
    2019-01-01 16:41

    I love this series, but unfortunately, I've read many of them out of order, so this is going backwards for me and it's nice to meet characters I've only heard about in future stories. My only complaint about this book is that Mutt is not in it, because Kate takes a job aboard a crab boat to help the DA's office figure out what happened to two crewmen who were lost at sea. With the exception of no Mutt, this book has everything I love about this series: amazing descriptions of Alaska, fully written characters with appealing connections to each other, an interesting plot, and plenty of action. My kind of story. I listened to this on audio and Margueritte Gavin does a wonderful job of voicing Kate. Her performance really brings the book alive.

  • Wanda
    2019-01-21 19:31

    Really liked the book. Kate goes out on a crab boat to investigate the disappearance of two deck hands. She is working for her boyfriend who is an Anchorage D.A. investigator. The work on the boat is difficult and dangerous. She discovers that the captain and 2 others are smuggling dealing drugs from a remote island and nearly gets killed. Along the way she befriends another young deck hand and several natives in one of the villages. A well written mystery that involves the wilds of Alaska.

  • Chris
    2018-12-26 17:45

    I think the book is well written and has a unique, well-drawn protagonist, but there is more that makes this a cut above many others in the genre. The author of this series seamlessly integrates Alaska’s native culture and ecology into her stories making the setting as important as the plot adding a strong additional element of interest. Worth the read.

  • Angela Norton
    2018-12-30 19:48

    I love the Kate Shugak mysteries, & have read most of them twice. Set in Alaska, with non-stop action & great characters ... you can almost feel the boat heave beneath your feet & taste the cold salt spray. Highly recommended!

  • Susan Taylor
    2018-12-22 23:22

    Boring. Don't know how it made top 10 best sellers list; maybe based on previous novels, which I did not read. Some interesting facts about Alaska & tribes, but did not perk my interest to look forward to getting back to Kate's mission.Pick something else.

  • Sophiene
    2019-01-06 19:36

    Love this series and all the information about Alaska it provides.

  • Bruce Humbert
    2019-01-17 20:28

    Generally like these better when set on her home turf - and I missed the dog/wolf