White Heat

White Heat

Book - 2011
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Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, "White Heat" is the first book in the gripping Edie Kiglatuk Mystery Series, with "an Arctic setting so real it'll give you frostbite" (Dana Stabenow, author of "A Cold Day for Murder")

Half Inuit and half outsider, Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide in her corner of the Arctic. But as a woman, she gets only grudging respect from her community's Council of Elders. While Edie is leading two tourists on a hunting expedition, one of them is shot and killed. The Council wants to call it an accident, but Edie and police sergeant Derek Palliser suspect otherwise. When the other tourist disappears, Edie sets off into the far reaches of the tundra for answers.

A stunning debut novel, "White Heat" launches a formidable new series set amidst an unforgiving landscape of ice and rock, of spirit ancestors, and never-rotting bones.

Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, ©2011
ISBN: 9780670023479
Branch Call Number: MCGRATH
Characteristics: 385 p. : maps


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Jun 05, 2018

Alaska mystery

sarsieclairsie Dec 06, 2012

Terrific story. Edie Kiglatuk really took you to a far away attic of the globe where the thrum of life frosts over and thaws a bit more slowly.

She was as enjoyable to read as Precious Ramotswe's adventures in Africa. Alexander McCall Smith paces that marvelous character in equatorial heat.

Fun read.

Sep 23, 2012

I enjoyed reading this book and learning about the Inuit/Inuk culture but in the end the mystery portion of the book seemed a bit far fetched and hard to believe. Worth it to read the book for the interesting characters. I would read more by this author.

Nov 04, 2011

Was an interesting book, but I found myself just reading to find out what happened, not really interested in the details by the end.

Sep 08, 2011

A fascinating, captivating story about a daring and determined young woman in a culture and part of the world that is not often explored. I couldn't put it down.

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