Search Results: "William Kent Krueger"


BOOK REVIEW

RED KNIFE by William Kent Krueger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Colorful characters, spot-on sense of place, but the attempts to prettify vigilantism will leave some readers cold."
In Minnesota's Tamarack County, it's all about an eye for an eye, for an eye, for an eye. Read full book review >

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MERCY FALLS by William Kent Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2005

"It's not plotting that keeps Krueger (Blood Hollow, 2004, etc.) a rank below the best suspensers, it's the relentless probity of his Dudley Do-Right hero."
In Aurora, Minn., Cork O'Connor is the local sheriff, and he is so not being supported. Read full book review >

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COPPER RIVER by William Kent Krueger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"Lots of backstory, lots of marking time and, at the end, a flurry of overplotting."
That paragon among lawmen, the Sheriff of Tamarack County, Minn., starts his sixth adventure on the run. Read full book review >

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IRON LAKE by William Kent Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 1998

"Still, this first-timer's stamina and self-assurance suggest that O'Connor's got staying power."
Cork O'Connor is a man beset with troubles, some of them of his own making. Read full book review >

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NORTHWEST ANGLE by William Kent Krueger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Dependable Krueger has another all-out go at good versus evil, but in this, the 12th of his much-respected series, the straight-arrow, exemplary O'Connors might strike readers as a shade too exemplary."
The Minnesota lake is lovely and tranquil, the houseboat commodious and comfortable, the family pleasant, but then Cork O'Connor (Vermillion Drift, 2010, etc.) discovers just how deep and deadly still waters can run. Read full book review >

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BLOOD HOLLOW by William Kent Krueger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 3, 2004

"Local color is a plus as always, but Krueger's plotting goes from uncertain to heavy-handed, while the unwaveringly virtuous Cork crosses the edge and becomes too good to be interesting."
In his fourth case (Purgatory Ridge, 2001, etc.), Cork O'Connor has to solve the mystery of who killed Charlotte Kane. But which Charlotte Kane? Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S BED by William Kent Krueger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Krueger, author of the Cork O'Connor mystery series (Purgatory Ridge, 2001, etc.), keeps his complex plot chugging along on track until an overwrought and overlong last act derails it."
Above-average suspenser about a stand-up Secret Service agent who falls for FLOTUS. Read full book review >

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TAMARACK COUNTY by William Kent Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Lacking mystery and low on suspense, this installment reads more like a family in extremis soap opera larded with Native American lore. Wait till next year."
Minnesota private eye Cork O'Connor's 13th case is a family affair in all the worst ways. Read full book review >

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VERMILION DRIFT by William Kent Krueger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Krueger fans will find a feast in between these covers, and for those who have yet to sample his fine and evocative writing, the book offers a complex yet completely believable plot, all tied up in words sharpened by one of the modern masters of the craft."
Conflicted protagonist Cork O'Connor works a case that has disturbing connections to his own family, as well as his past, in Krueger's latest (Heaven's Keep, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOUNDARY WATERS by William Kent Krueger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 1999

"Cork remains a spritely, intriguing hero in a world of wolves, portages, heavy weather, and worrisome humans, with a third entry on its way."
Krueger's second novel (Iron Lake, 1998) again features ex-sheriff Cork O'Connor of hardscrabble Aurora, Minnesota, and plenty of harsh weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"A novel that transforms narrator and reader alike."
A respected mystery writer turns his attention to the biggest mystery of all: God. Read full book review >

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TRICKSTER'S POINT by William Kent Krueger
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Krueger's 12th (Northwest Angle, 2011, etc.) is alternately muscular and tender, and maybe a tad synthetic—middling for this fine series."
The murder of a rising political star who just happens to be one of his oldest friends lands Minnesota private eye Corcoran O'Connor in the hot seat. Read full book review >