Crow in Stolen Colors

  • by Marcia Simpson
  • Narrated by Stephanie Brush
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The widow Liza Romero came to Wrangell, Alaska, for solitude and a chance to reinvent herself. Now, in her old wooden halibut schooner, Salmon Eye, she ferries library books and groceries across Steamer Bay. One day her first-mate Sam - part labrador, part red hound - spots the body of a small, nearly drowned Tlingit boy, marooned on a rock. They rescue the boy and take him to Wrangell, only to discover the body of a very old native man. Then someone on a mist-shrouded boat starts shooting at them.
Liza can't shake her curiosity over the crimes, or her concern for the boy James. She also can't shake loose the embittered local police lieutenant, or her knowledge of missing Tlingit artifacts. She must also deal with the drunken old man "Crow". The plot is laden with history, lore, and stunning settings, all adding up to an enticing mystery that only Liza can solve.

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What the Critics Say

"Great characterizations, a coastal Alaskan setting, a captivating plot, and comfortable prose." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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Real Flavor of Alaska!

I had no idea I would enjoy this book so much. Full of the rich flavor of Alaska, this mystery-thriller combines heart, wisdom and excitement so well that I didn't want the book to end. Reminiscent of Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak series, "Crow in Stolen Colors" features another strong, independent, indigenous woman full of grace and grit, and takes us on a wild ride through the Alaskan wilderness. I hope this is the first of many in what would make a great series of mystery books. I enjoyed this book immensely, and must say the narrator was beyond excellent, doing Native dialects with great authenticity. A wonderful listen! Don't be afraid to give this one a try--it's well worth a credit!
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- Deborah

What an amazing book!

I'd never heard of the author, didn't recognize the name of the narrator, but I love "women and the sea" novels -- Linda Greenlaw, Christine Kling -- and decided to roll the dice and buy it. Sure glad I did -- fantastic book, in so many ways. Great descriptions of Alaska, interesting, believable characters, lots of white-knuckle moments. But mostly I have to credit the narrator, Stephanie Brush. I can't seem to find any biographical information about her, but in this book, she seems to have a slightly foreign accent I can't quite place, which is perfect. Sure works for this book. All in all, a wonderful production -- I'm looking for more Marcia Simpson books, and I hope Stephanie Brush will be reading them.
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- karen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-25-2008
  • Publisher: Books in Motion