Harry Orchard, professional killer, rolled up a record in the days when the mine owners and the labor unions waged what was virtually civil war. That Orchard outlived the Western Federation of Miners and that he held one of the top records for length of terms a life prisoner–all this is unimportant compared to the…

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On a foggy afternoon in September of 1982 the Investor, a salmon fishing vessel, was engulfed in flames near the tiny village of Craig, Alaska. All efforts to stop the blaze were repulsed by the heat and fury of fire–until the blaze had run its course. Eight people, including a pregnant woman and two small…

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Seattle attorney Annie Macpherson is stunned to receive a desperate phone message from her old high school friend, Taylor North. They haven’t spoken in seventeen years, ever since the bitter fight involving Taylor’s violent boyfriend–and eventual husband–Steven Vick. So, with trepidation and a touch of dread, Annie rushes to Yakima Valley, where Taylor owns a…

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Much to her surprise and relief, smart lawyer-sleuth Annie MacPherson is being wooed by Seattle’s most eminent law firm and its most renown partner. But when she enters the rich and hushed halls of Kemble, Laughton, Mercer, and Duff, she discovers office politics isn’t a game, it’s a deadly obsession. And everyone is a player.…

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A woman who may be abducted and a man who’s definitely dead are just the beginning for Seattle attorney Annie MacPherson in Sea of Troubles (206 pages), whose search for answers leads her to a past faded but not forgotten. A trip to the elegant Windsor Resort on Orcas Island seems like a vacation, but…

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The scenic campus of the Washington state capitol is outwardly calm, but the Legislature is in session and no one better understands the turmoil that swirls beneath the surface than professional lobbyist Sandy Dalton. In the middle of a busy day, a powerful senator is found dead in his office with an antique Native American…

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Mechele is young, attractive, and looking to cash in on her aesthetic assets when she moves from New Orleans to Alaska in 1994 to earn money for college tuition. Her charms ensnare the affections of three men, and the combined effects of jealously, lust, and greed take a deadly turn in this true crime story.…

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A collection of stories about some of Alaska’s high-profile criminal investigations of the past half-century. In Cold Crime (192 pages), journalist Tom Brennan walks readers step by step through thirteen notorious cases, drawing details from the confidential files of Alaska police detectives who investigate murder, mayhem, crimes of passion and greed, and an amazing amount…

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Murder at 40 Below (192 pages) is a gritty yet fascinating account of many of Alaska’s most notorious and unusual murder cases. Drawn from police files, eyewitness accounts, and news reports, these stories introduce extreme criminals in an extreme land. Meet church-going big-game hunter Robert Hanson, who stalked topless dancers for more than a decade, and…

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