Dana Stabenow

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Dana Stabenow
Born (1952-03-27) March 27, 1952 (age 62)
Anchorage, Alaska, US
Occupation novelist
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Alaska (B.A, Journalism, 1973) (MFA, 1985)
Period 1991–present
Genre science fiction, mystery, suspense/thriller, historical adventure
Notable awards Edgar Award, Nero Award
Website
www.stabenow.com

Dana Stabenow (born March 27, 1952 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American author of science fiction, mystery, and suspense/thriller novels.

Biography[edit]

Many of Stabenow's books are set in her home state of Alaska, where she was raised by her single mother who lived and worked on a fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. Stabenow received a BA in journalism from the University of Alaska in 1973 and, after deciding to try her hand as an author, later enrolled in UAA's MFA program.[1]

Her first novel, Second Star was bought by Ace Science Fiction in 1990. It was followed by two other science fiction books. Her first Kate Shugak mystery, A Cold Day for Murder, won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original in 1993.[1] Her 2011 Kate Shugak mystery, Though Not Dead, received the 2012 Nero Award.

In 2007 Stabenow was named Alaska Artist of the Year in the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities.

In 2011, Stabenow wrote on her blog an informative article about her childhood reading experiences and how these influenced her to write detective novels.[2]

Publications[edit]

Single titles[edit]

  • Blindfold Game (2006)
  • Prepared for Rage (2008)

Silk and Song trilogy[edit]

A historical adventure in which protagonist Wu Johanna, the granddaughter of Marco Polo, travels from her home in 14th-century Cambaluc (Beijing) to Europe.

  • Everything Under the Heavens (2014)
  • By the Shores of the Middle Sea (2014)
  • The Land Beyond (2015)

Star Svensdotter series[edit]

Stabenow had three books published in the "Star Svensdotter" science fiction series:

  • Second Star (1991)
  • A Handful of Stars (1991)
  • Red Planet Run (1995)

Kate Shugak series[edit]

The first book in the mystery series, A Cold Day for Murder, won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original in 1993. The plots of the books in the Kate Shugak series involve Aleuts and, to a much lesser extent, Alaska Natives.

  • A Cold Day For Murder (1992)
  • A Fatal Thaw (1992)
  • Dead In The Water (1993)
  • A Cold Blooded Business (1994)
  • Play With Fire (1995)
  • Blood Will Tell (1996)
  • Breakup (1997)
  • Killing Grounds (1998)
  • Hunter's Moon (1999)
  • Midnight Come Again (2000)
  • The Singing Of The Dead (2001)
  • A Fine And Bitter Snow (2002)
  • A Grave Denied (2003)
  • A Taint In The Blood (2004)
  • A Deeper Sleep (2007)
  • Whisper to the Blood (2009)
  • A Night Too Dark (2010)
  • Though Not Dead (2011)
  • Restless in the Grave (2012)
  • Bad Blood (2013)

Liam Campbell series[edit]

In 1998, she began a new mystery series featuring Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell. In addition to Liam Campbell, the books also feature bush pilot Wyanet Chouinard, and restaurant owner Moses Alakuyak.

  • Fire And Ice (1998)
  • So Sure Of Death (1999)
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay (2000)
  • Better To Rest (2002)

Anthologies[edit]

  • The Mysterious North (2002)
  • Powers of Detection (2004)
  • Unusual Suspects (2008)
  • At the Scene of the Crime (2008)

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