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A Grave Denied

(2003)
(Book 13 in the Kate Shugak series)
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Everyone knew Len Dreyer, a handyman for hire in the Park near Niniltna, Alaska, but no one knew anything else about him. Even Kate Shugak hired him to thin the trees on her 160-acre homestead and was planning to ask him to help build a small second cabin on her property for Johnny Morgan, a teenaged boy in her care. But she, the Park's unofficial p.i., seems to have known less about him than anyone.

Alaska is a place where anybody can bury his history and start fresh, and for any reason, but this particular mystery comes to light when Len Dreyer turns up murdered. His body is discovered, frozen solid, in the path of a receding glacier with the hole from a shotgun blast in his chest. No one even knew he was missing, but it turns out he's been missing for months.

Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin asks Kate to help him dig into Dreyer's background, in the hope of finding some reason for his murder. She takes the case, mindful of the need for gainful employment as she copes with her responsibility for Johnny, a constant reminder of his father, her dead lover. Little does she imagine that by trying to provide for him she just might put him right in the path of danger.

A talented writer at the prime of her abilities, Stabenow delivers a masterful crime novel that turns out to be as much about living as it is about dying.

Genre: Mystery
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Praise for this book

"Shugak is one of the great characters of modern crime fiction." - Laurie R King


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Hardback Editions

February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Grave Denied
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-58547-391-X / 978-1-58547-391-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Grave Denied: A Kate Shugak Novel
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-312-30681-4 / 978-0-312-30681-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A GRAVE DENIED
Author(s): DANA STABENOW
ISBN: 1-250-10207-3 / 978-1-250-10207-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A GRAVE DENIED: A Kate Shugak Investigation: Volume 13
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-908800-74-7 / 978-1-908800-74-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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July 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Grave Denied (Kate Shugak Mysteries, No. 13)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-312-98564-9 / 978-0-312-98564-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

November 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Grave Denied: A Kate Shugak Novel
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Books on Tape
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November 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Grave Denied: A Kate Shugak Novel
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Books on Tape
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January 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Grave Denied, a (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4159-1744-2 / 978-1-4159-1744-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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December 2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A Grave Denied
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-7366-9516-8 / 978-0-7366-9516-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Grave Denied (A Kate Shugak Investigation Book 13)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Grave Denied: A Kate Shugak Novel (Kate Shugak Novels Book 13)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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