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Robin Barefield

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Robin Barefield

A Deadly Cruise

If you want to murder someone, you might consider inviting him or her on a cruise with you. With little law enforcement oversight and a …

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Perry Mason and the Court of Last Resort

When you hear the name Perry Mason, what do you visualize? Many of us see Raymond Burr, the title character in the old black-and-white television …

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Leon Crane’s Amazing Adventure

Whenever I fly in a small plane in Alaska, I think how easy it would be to disappear if the plane went down. It could …

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Mysterious Portlock

At the tip of the Kenai Peninsula in Port Chatham Bay, sixteen miles south of Seldovia, sits the mysterious ghost town of Portlock, Alaska. What …

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The Mysterious Murder of Cecil Wells

A wealthy, powerful man, a beautiful widow, a scandalous affair, a murder, and a suicide: This true-life crime drama had it all, except for the …

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Alaska Cold Cases Solved with Genetic Genealogy

Sixteen-year-old Shelley Connolly loved to party and dreamed of becoming a cosmetologist. On January 6, 1978, Shelley told her mother she was going roller skating …

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How Pandemics Changed History

How will the covid-19 pandemic end? Will it change the world? Will some countries emerge stronger, while others appear weak due to their inability to …

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The Valley of Headless Man

Nahani National Park With landmarks bearing the names of Deadmen Valley, Headless Creek, Funeral Range, and Hell’s Gate Rapids, you might think twice before planning …

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We All Leave Footprints

I work in the wilderness tourism business, an industry described by many names, including adventure tourism, green tourism, and sustainable tourism. Ecotourism is my least …

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Terror in the Wilderness

I write wilderness mystery novels set in the remote, untamed wilderness of Alaska, and I also write a newsletter about true crime in Alaska. Recently, …

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Wilderness Mystery Authors

When my publisher first tagged me as an Alaska wilderness Mystery Author, I laughed at the description because I’d never thought of myself as a …

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My Home – Kodiak, Alaska

My husband and I live in Alaska wilderness on Kodiak Island, and our home is surrounded by Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Kodiak sits in the …

Podcasts

Murder and Mystery

The Disappearance of Laura Henderson

What happened to Laura Henderson? One of the most controversial court cases in the history of the state of Alaska resulted from the disappearance of …

Murder and Mystery

The Investor Murders: Alaska’s Worst Unsolved Mass Murder

What happened on the F.V. Investor on a September night in 1982 in the sleepy village of Craig, Alaska? By the time investigators extinguished the flames on the …

Murder and Mystery

The McCarthy Massacre of 1983

The residents living within a fifty-mile radius of McCarthy, Alaska enjoyed their solitary lives, but they looked forward to gathering and socializing each Tuesday while …

Murder and Mystery

The Murder of Sophie Sergie

In the early morning hours of Monday, April 26, 1993, someone brutally raped, stabbed and shot Sophie Sergie in a college dorm on the University …

Robin Barefield lives in the wilderness on Kodiak Island where she and her husband own a remote lodge. She has a master’s degree in fish and wildlife biology and is a wildlife viewing and fishing guide. Robin has published three novels, Big Game, Murder Over Kodiak, and The Fisherman’s Daughter. She draws on her love and appreciation of the Alaska wilderness as well as her scientific background when writing. 

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