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A Taint in the Blood

(2004)
(Book 14 in the Kate Shugak series)
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Thirty-one years ago in Anchorage, Alaska, Victoria Pilz Bannister Muravieff was convicted of murdering her seventeen-year-old son William. The jury returned a quick verdict of guilty, believing the prosecutor's claims that she had set fire to her own home with both her sons inside; William died and the other, Oliver, narrowly escaped. Victoria was sentenced to life in prison without parole, and though she pled not guilty at the trial, she never again denied her guilt.

Now her daughter, Charlotte Muravieff, has hired Kate Shugak to clear her mother's name. Her daughter has always believed in her innocence, and now that Victoria has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, Charlotte wants her free. Kate is the only p.i. Charlotte can find who's willing to take such a long-shot case. Kate, on the other hand, is only willing because she's suddenly a single parent to a teenager, a teenager she hopes will decide to go to college. Besides, it can't be bad to do a favor for the Bannister family, one of the wealthiest and most prominent families in Alaska's short history.

As Kate begins an investigation, Victoria protests, refusing to cooperate. But soon it seems she isn't the only one who wants to leave the past in the past. In this spell-binding novel, Kate's confrontation with thirty years of secrets and regret-and murder-in one of Alaska's most powerful families shows award-winning crime writer Dana Stabenow at the top of her game.

Genre: Mystery
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"Kate Shugak is the answer if you are looking for something unique in the crowded field of crime fiction." - Michael Connelly


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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Taint In The Blood
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-7505-3966-6 / 978-0-7505-3966-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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February 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Taint In The Blood (Kate Shugak Mysteries)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-58547-536-X / 978-1-58547-536-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Taint in the Blood: A Kate Shugak Novel (Kate Shugak Mysteries)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-312-30683-0 / 978-0-312-30683-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Taint in the Blood (A Kate Shugak Investigation)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-908800-75-5 / 978-1-908800-75-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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August 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Taint in the Blood: A Kate Shugak Novel (Kate Shugak Novels)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 0-312-98565-7 / 978-0-312-98565-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Taint in the Blood
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
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June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Taint in the Blood
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
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May 2014 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: A Taint In The Blood
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4450-4099-9 / 978-1-4450-4099-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Taint In The Blood
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4450-4100-6 / 978-1-4450-4100-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2014 : UK MP3 CD

Title: A Taint In The Blood
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4450-4101-4 / 978-1-4450-4101-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Taint in the Blood
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Books on Tape
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April 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Taint in the Blood
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
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December 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A Taint in the Blood
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4159-0506-1 / 978-1-4159-0506-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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October 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Taint in the Blood
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
ISBN: 1-4159-0507-X / 978-1-4159-0507-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Taint in the Blood (A Kate Shugak Investigation Book 14)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Taint in the Blood: A Kate Shugak Novel (Kate Shugak Novels Book 14)
Author(s): Dana Stabenow
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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