Murder on the Iditarod Trail (Alaska Mysteries) review ô eBook or Kindle ePUB

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Murder on the Iditarod Trail Alaska MysteriesRning up dead with each murder brutal than the last State trooper Alex Jensen begins a homicide investigation determined to track down the killer before blood stains the pristine Alaskan snow Meanwhile Jessie Arnold Alaska’s premier female musher has a shot at winning for the first time But as her position in the race improves so do her chances of being the killer’s next target   As the mushers thread their way through the treacherous trails Jessie and Jensen are drawn deep into the frozen heart of the perilous wild where nature can kill a. I don't remember how I learned about this title but I purchased it as a Christmas gift for my mother as I was in awe of her description of being taken for a short sled ride when she was the only volunteer to get on the sled as part of an excursion tour during an Alaska cruise I was surprised to see this title again recently when one of the characters in another novel was said to be reading this book In the past few days it has been my turn to read it I don't think I've imagined being that cold since reading 61 Hours Jack Reacher #14 by Lee Child as that novel's setting is during a brutally cold winter in South DakotaAlthough I had certainly been aware of the Iditarod Trail Race prior to my mother's trip I don't think I had thought about the severity of the unforgiving cold temperatures Sue Henry brings to life with vivid descriptions the trail terrain the brutally cold temperatures the dedication of the mushers not only to the sport of the race but to their prior strategy planning with flexibility during the race and to the training and ongoing care of their dog teams with special attention given during the race itself Within this extraordinary annual race setting the author has created an engrossing page turning mystery with the murders of Iditarod participants along the various legs of the grueling race In searching for biographical information about the author after reading this novel it came as no surprise to learn that Sue Henry has lived in Alaska for almost 30 years With her words as her artistic brush she paints the majesty and beauty of the landscape as well as to portray a respect for the land and its perils as only someone could portray with a personal experience of living in this state through many seasons Another gift of this reading experience is the interspersed history of the trail points and race itself that flow naturally within the storyline without sounding like bullet points from a fact sheet I have never had a desire to travel and visit Alaska not even after reading this novel but it has given me a new appreciation for everyone who lives in Alaska and to hold in awe all who choose to participate in the Iditarod Trail Race

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Murder on the Iditarod Trail (Alaska Mysteries) review ô eBook or Kindle ePUB â “Adrenaline pumping    A polished action mystery    with dazzling Arctic sights” —Marilyn Stasio The New York Times Book Review   Winner of the Macavity Award and the Anthony Award   Murder on the Iditarod TrailS easily as a bullet and only the Arctic night can hear your final screams   “Engrossing    The howling winds the snow the ice the dancing away from wolves the crazing fatigue the welcome heat and food are almost palpable” Los Angeles Times Book Review   “Excellent    well paced well conceived engrossing    moves along like a healthy well trained dog team” The Anchorage Times   “A book that will give you a feel for how the Iditarod is    Sue Henry has a genius for characterization plot and setting” Mystery News. I had to read this book for my job and it wasn't the most entertaining thing to read I've never read crimemystery before this so I disn't know if all books in this genre have major events like many people dying within the first 40 pages and then the rest of the book is pretty slow and cheesy as the characters talk about who the murder could be Most of the dialogue felt fakeforced and a lot of times it didn't even move the story along whatsoever There were so many characters and they were referred to by first name last name and sometimes nickname so it was very hard to keep everyone straight To be honest I just read to the end because I had to and I didn't really pay attention to who any of the characters were because the author never took the time to give them an insightful backstory that I could even remotely connect to The ending was very unsatisfying as the conseuences for the villain were summed up in a few uotes

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“Adrenaline pumping    A polished action mystery    with dazzling Arctic sights” Marilyn Stasio The New York Times Book Review   Winner of the Macavity Award and the Anthony Award   Murder on the Iditarod Trail is a gripping mystery set during Alaska’s world famous Iditarod a grueling eleven hundred mile dogsled race across hazardous Arctic terrain   It is an arduous sport but not a deadly one But suddenly the top Iditarod contestants are dying in bizarre ways first a veteran musher smashes into a tree then competitors begin tu. I felt like I was on the Iditrod Trail along with Jess This was a great read and I was intrigued with everything on the trail google was in over time The touch of murder just added to it and you have to love the dogs and the damn hard slog it takes out of all the Mushers and everyone around them