Kate Shugak

Created by Dana Stabenbow (1952 --) When this long-running series started, KATE SHUGAK was an investigator for the Anchorage, Alaska D.A.'s office. She became a P.I eight or so books into the series, after she was badly injured during a fight with a child molester, resulting in the murder of her lover and a scar … Continue reading Kate Shugak

Cecil Younger

Created by John Straley "There is something ardent and romantic about getting drunk. I feel like it's a homecoming and a departure all at once." -- Cecil gets all mopey about drinking in The Woman Who Married a Bear CECIL YOUNGER has at least two claims to fame: he works the mean... er, roads, trails and … Continue reading Cecil Younger

Isaiah Coleridge

Created by Laird Barron Bookish ISAIAH COLERIDGE always fantasized about being a Chandleresque kinda private eye, but when you're a big, hulking, half-Maori hunk, seemingly boiling over with potential violence, it ain't that easy. And working as an enforcer for the Alaskan mob didn't seem to be the right way to get there. But at least … Continue reading Isaiah Coleridge