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By Garner Buchanan

ISBN-10: 1469953447

ISBN-13: 9781469953441

Alaska Sonata is a vintage secret set for the time of the Nome, Alaska gold rush.

Before the S.S. Victoria completes her spring run to Nome. Stumpy, Andrew Macfarlane, ex wrestler, ship’s detective, and pianist on “Old Vic” needs to peel away layers of bewilderment and fake results in convey the assassin to the captain.

Because of his appears, Stumpy’s shrewdness is generally underestimated. yet now not through Victoria’s captain, Thor Lundstrom. “Storm”, as his team name him, calls for the most unlikely from Stumpy and may get it.

“How can a lifeless guy be killed?” As he walks the seashore of the indian village, Hoonah, Alaska, this query is floated towards Stumpy via a girl shaman. very unlikely? Or is it? “You understand, or will know,” the shaman maintains, leaving Stumpy scratching his head, really his toupee--”time isn't really a line, yet quite a circle.” This complicated enigma is just one of many impossibilities Stumpy faces as ship’s detective aboard the S.S. Victoria as he makes an attempt to battle through the flotsam of lies obscuring the 1st homicide. Then there are more.

Short legged, with fingers like an ape, Stumpy offers a gruesome appearance.
He is mocked through the passengers, till they pay attention him play the piano, and are enthralled by means of his sensitivity. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata is his set piece for the 1st classification diners, but he cannot make it prior the 1st move. gruesome homicide interrupts his functionality.

For aid, Stumpy depends Victoria’s staff: Bobby Burns, purser, alcoholic and scared of the water; First Mate Smith, a pompous ingratiating boot licker; Matty, ship’s nurse who has ‘seen it all’. She is in love with Stumpy and may do something to aid him; As his eyes and ears, Stumpy depends the boys from steering who're touring to the gold fields of Nome. As excessive in personality as they're low in station they arrive to Stumpy’s rescue.

The Victoria, racing to be the 1st send of the season into Nome, is stopped lifeless within the water. Captain Lundstrom fumes whilst delays compound delays and strength detours. He desires to supply his detective a few slack, yet cannot.

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