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Bear Witness

(The first book in the Alaska Untamed Mystery series)
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Alaska tour boat guide Stacie Calder faces the deep freeze in this scenic cozy series debut perfect for fans of Paige Shelton.

No nine-to-five cubicle career will suit Stacie Calder—the naturalist much prefers working in the great outdoors. Specifically, the spacious and spectacular Alaskan wilderness, whose rugged charms she shares with sightseers on the top deck of the tour boat where she works. But one May afternoon, Stacie’s passengers see more than glittering glaciers, frolicking harbor seals, climbing bears and soaring seabirds…they also witness a man lying dead in the frigid Alaskan waters. And it seems likely that someone gave him a fatal push.
Stacie didn’t know the unfortunate victim, but he sure wanted to know a lot about her. He spent most of his final afternoon bombarding her with questions quite awkward to answer. And when he wasn’t in her hair, he was arguing incessantly with the boat’s beleaguered crew. Which makes for a suspect list about as long as the passenger manifest. Furthermore, as police helicopters relentlessly circle her boat in search of any clues, Stacie is shaken to find herself on that suspect list.
Before the tour boat reaches shore Stacie—accompanied by her beautiful blue-eyed husky, Sasha—must deduce just who sent the testy tourist tumbling into the turgid waters and have the authorities take custody. Because if she can’t, then the killer might aim a fatal ice-cold stare at Stacie.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Lovely landscape, colorful characters, and a smart, likable heroine. What more could a cozy fan ask for! A charming debut. I can't wait for the next one!" - Deb Baker

"Fans of outdoor adventure cozies will love this intriguing new series . . . Jensen's extensive knowledge of Alaska and its wildlife enriches the story." - Hannah Dennison

"A fun whodunit . . . especially for dog lovers!" - Maddy Hunter

"With her sensational descriptions of scenery and wildlife, Lark O. Jensen takes readers on a virtual vacation to awe-inspiring Alaska in Bear Witness. I had a rollicking time riding along with animal expert and tour guide Stacie Calder as she insinuates herself in a murder case. A cold-hearted killer, a warm and fluffy husky, and a hot, hunky investigator round out this charming cozy mystery." - Diane Kelly

"By any other name, Lark O. Jensen writes from a real-life passion for animals and other marvels of the natural environment. It's no wonder, then, that her latest protagonist, boat tour guide Stacie Calder and Stacie's husky pup Sasha, end up in Alaska, where there's an unmatched abundance of wildlife and spectacular views. In Bear Witness Jensen gives us an engaging amateur sleuth and a satisfying mystery surrounded by ice floes and glaciers, Alaskan birds and harbor seals, porpoises and whales, bears and wolves. Enough variety to keep the most expectant tourist--and reader--happy." - Camille Minichino

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