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Hunter's Moon

(1998)
(The ninth book in the Kate Shugak series)
A novel by

 
 
The Barnes & Noble Review
The first time I read Dana Stabenow, she was a science fiction writer doing thoughtful space adventure. The second time I read Stabenow, she was a mystery writer doing thoughtful whodunits, and making a name for herself as the creator of the Kate Shugak adventures, each set in contemporary Alaska. The books are authentic; Stabenow grew up in the country she writes about. The books also vary in form. Her latest, Hunter's Moon, is a locked-room puzzle, for instance, and it's a good one. Here, Stabenow adapts the classic Richard Connell Most Dangerous Game setup. A group of German businessmen hire Kate to guide them on a hunting expedition. But soon enough, it's the businessmen who are being hunted. Not to mention Kate.

Agatha Christie did her own spin on this in And Then There Were None. But Stabenow makes the piece her own. You've got Alaska. You've got a cast of businessmen it's not easy to like. And you've got Kate and her friend Jack Morgan. Stabenow takes full advantage of each story element, sliding easily from a scene of great violence into a scene of tender, even winsome love. She can give you a full-blooded character in a few lines. And she can direct (and misdirect) a plot with great ease.

Dana Stabenow is going to be with us for a long time. And in a major way. She's not just skilled, she's also unique. Yes, there's Alaska, and that's certainly unique as mystery fiction real estate. But she's also got her own take on humanity, and that's as interesting as the terrain. The businessmen here are a decidedly mixed bag, and it's fascinating towatch howStabenow distinguishes one from the other, not in black and white, but in shades of gray.

Hunter's Moon is a first-rate mystery told with real style and sly humor. Stabenow is playing in the big leagues now.

-Ed Gorman

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Dana Stabenow's Hunter's Moon

Hardback Editions

December 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hunter's Moon (Prime Crime Mysteries)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-613-99966-5 / 978-0-613-99966-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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December 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak Mysteries)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-399-14468-4 / 978-0-399-14468-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hunter's Moon (A Kate Shugak Investigation)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-908800-69-0 / 978-1-908800-69-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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December 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak Mystery)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-425-17259-7 / 978-0-425-17259-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio CD

Title: Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak Series)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4558-5032-2 / 978-1-4558-5032-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak Series)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4558-3789-X / 978-1-4558-3789-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2015 : USA MP3 CD

Title: Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak Series)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4558-5017-9 / 978-1-4558-5017-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak Series)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4558-3759-8 / 978-1-4558-3759-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak Series)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4558-3774-1 / 978-1-4558-3774-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak Series)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4558-3804-7 / 978-1-4558-3804-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : USA MP3 CD

Title: Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak Series)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4558-3819-5 / 978-1-4558-3819-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hunter's Moon: Kate Shugak, Book 9
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Hunter's Moon: Kate Shugak, Book 9
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hunter's Moon: Kate Shugak, Book 9
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hunter's Moon: Kate Shugak, Book 9
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Hunter's Moon
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-7366-5707-X / 978-0-7366-5707-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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June 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Hunters Moon
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-7366-4635-3 / 978-0-7366-4635-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hunter's Moon (A Kate Shugak Investigation Book 9)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hunter's Moon (Kate Shugak Novels Book 9)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
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