Frozen Mummies?

mooseAlaskaWith our cold weather, it was time to read another mystery set in Alaska! So I picked up Shaman Pass. In this novel, Nathan Active is called to investigate the murder of an Eskimo leader, stabbed to death with an ivory harpoon. Turns out the harpoon was stolen along with an Eskimo mummy nicknamed “Uncle Frosty.” Nathan explores his people’s past to find clues leading to the murderer. Again, I enjoyed the setting, learning more about modern Eskimo culture, and seeing the hero become more comfortable with his heritage. Nathan has a girlfriend now so there's a love interest, but he's still considered "almost white" by his people. There are several parts where the Alaskan weather is a prime factor in the story, and it is amazing to read about what people go through when they live in that environment.