Cold Company: An Alaska Mystery (Alaska Mystery Series)
In the ninth installment of Henry's critically acclaimed Alaskan mystery series, a murderer comes dangerously close to musher Jessie Arnold. When a body is discovered during the renovation of her home, Jessie learns it may be a victim of Alaska's most notorious serial killer. Soon after, another woman disappears in the same vicinity; Jessie suspects the killer is back at work...and that she may be the next victim. With her long knowledge of Alaska, her familiarity with the details of people and location, and her unerring sense of dramatic action, Sue Henry has made a legion of friends for Jessie Arnold as well as a name for herself as a first-rate novelist...not just a crime writer, but an author who seriously explores life and death in our harshest state.
Alaskan musher Jessie Arnold has certainly used up more than nine lives even before the start of this ninth solid adventure in a series that has won both Anthony and Macavity awards. Fiercely independent and self-reliant to a fault, Jessie must confront inner fears as well as outside dangers as she sets about rebuilding her home (gutted in 2000's Beneath the Ashes) and restructuring her life (after a breakup that occurred in the same novel). First a skeleton turns up in the excavation of her new cabin site; then a possible link is found to murders committed decades earlier by Alaska's most notorious serial killer, Robert Hansen. Hansen's victims, some of whom were never found, had been buried along the nearby Knik River. Soon not only the cabin construction crew but forensic and police investigators, plus a relative of one of Hansen's victims still searching for answers, are prowling the wild and remote Knik Road that leads to Jesse's property. As murders new and old begin to unfold, Jesse has to learn to rely on others as well as on her own substantial survival skills to surmount human and natural pitfalls. One of the hallmarks of Henry's series is the beautiful and rugged Alaskan landscape, and she has never used it more effectively than she does here, as spring sets in motion new discoveries. And Jesse's continuing voyage of self-discovery should thrill old fans as well as expand her growing audience in the lower 48. (June 4) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Author : Sue Henry
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
Published Year : May 2003
Edition : Reissue
Format : Mass Market Paperback - Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Subject : Detective Fiction, Cozy Mysteries & Amateur Sleuths, Women Detectives - Fiction, Police Stories
Dimensions : 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.84 (d)
ISBN : 0380816857
ISBN13 : 9780380816859