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Latest Reads - Murder on the Iditarod Trail (Sue Henry)

Updated: Dec 5, 2023


Sue Henry's book

This book is another re-read from one of my favorite authors and just so happens to be the first in her An Alaskan Mystery series! Orignally published in the year 2000, this book has all of the elements that mystery fans love, and does an excellent job at combining America's wild frontier with murderous twists.


If you have ever wondered what it would be like to participate in the famous Iditarod race, where current day mushers preserve the historical freight route to Nome every first Saturday in March, then you will enjoy the way Sue Henry brings the scenery to life through her descriptions. Just like the tales you may have heard about in the news, the hard race is both taxing on dogs and people alike. However, many of the people are enthusastic for the daunting task they prep for months in advance; much in parallel to athletes for the Olympics (including their canine friends). She explains how the race operates whilst giving interesting background details into its history without morphing into a textbook.


To read the write-up on the back of the book, click here to be taken to GoodReads.

To read up on the history of the Iditarod Race, click here to be taken to Iditarod's website.


With great characters, including the main heroine of Jessie Arnold, a great story line, and a great murder mystery, the three "G"s make this book a must-read on my list!


The image above is of my own copy, which is the older version of the book cover. There is now a trade paperback version available and can be purchased whereever you buy your books. Have you ever read this novel? Let me know in the comments below.


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