Category Archives: The Kate Shugak Novels

Snerts: File down your fingernails.

Folks have asked for instructions on how to play Snerts. Snerts is a multiple-player Solitaire game. Yes, really. You need at least four players to make it really fun. Each player must have a deck of cards, each deck with … Continue reading

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Sea chanties

A number of readers have expressed interest in the sea chanty Kate sings in Dead in the Water. The last time someone asked I promised to post the lyrics, so here goes:

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“The General says he wants you.”

THE CALL CAME IN on Kate’s cell phone too early on a Monday morning. She was up but not necessarily coherent. “What?” “It’s Kurt Pletnikof, Kate.” “Your name on the display was the only reason I answered,” she said. “What?” … Continue reading

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