Excerpt from White Heat

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

Like my book Questing for a Dream, White Heat by M.J. McGrath is about modern Canadian Aboriginals. Get immersed in their culture and challenges while following Edie Kiglatuk as she tries to track down a killer and unravel the intrigue surrounding the murder. Be prepared for some language (not just the tongue-twisting aboriginal words) and for the depressing realities of alcoholism, drug addiction, suicide, and poverty among our aboriginal peoples.

‘I swear, the shot came out of nowhere.’ Taylor’s voice was querulous and high-pitched. Something flickered across his face, a momentary despair, and, as if sensing the implausibility of his observation, he repeated it. ‘Nowhere.’

M.J. McGrath, White Heat

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Half Inuit and half outsider, Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide in her corner of the Arctic. But as a woman, she gets only grudging respect from her community’s Council of Elders. While Edie is leading two tourists on a hunting expedition, one of them is shot and killed. The Council wants to call it an accident, but Edie and police sergeant Derek Palliser suspect otherwise. When the other tourist disappears, Edie sets off into the far reaches of the tundra for answers.

A stunning debut novel, White Heat launches a formidable new series set amidst an unforgiving landscape of ice and rock, of spirit ancestors, and never-rotting bones.


  1. This is an interesting read and a nice twist on the murder mystery… Have you read any of the Dana Stabenow mystery thrillers set in Alaska? This reminds me of those. And this is my TT offering this week…

    • I’ll have to check them out. The only other arctic books that I can remember reading are Jack London!

      • Ah, the Kate Shugak mysteries. I noticed that one of the reviewers on White Heat said “If you are expecting Kate Shugak, and I admit that I was, you won’t find her in this book, but Edie Kiglatuk is very interesting and entertaining in her own right.”

  2. This sounds really great. I think I read something about it before but now, with the teaser and the cover, I’m definitely adding it to my TBR list. Here’s the link to my teaser and intro today. It’s from Secret Sister by Shilpi Somaya Gowda: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1aM

  3. This book sounds intriguing. I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my teaser.

  4. An intriguing teaser. Sounds like a good mystery. And that cover art is great.

    My TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/02/09/teaser-tuesdays-146-allies-and-enemies-storm-of-arranon-3/

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