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Krueger, William Kent

Works: 132 works in 647 publications in 8 languages and 40,741 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Action and adventure fiction  Suspense fiction  Bildungsromans  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3561.R766, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Kent Krueger
Ordinary grace : a novel by William Kent Krueger( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community
Northwest angle : a novel by William Kent Krueger( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering a murdered teen while stranded by a gale on the remote Lake of the Woods, detective Cork O'Connor and his daughter, Jenny, also discover a mysterious baby boy whose life is threatened by powerful adversaries
Trickster's point : a novel by William Kent Krueger( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cork O'Connor has gone bow-hunting with Jubal Little, Minnesota's first Native American governor-elect, when an arrow out of nowhere slices through Little's heart. Alas, the arrow belongs to O'Connor, and he must find out who framed him for this murder."--Library Journal
Purgatory Ridge : a Cork O'Connor mystery by William Kent Krueger( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 200 acres of great white pines, sacred to the Anishinaabe tribe and known to them as Minishoomisag (the native word for Our Grandfathers), lie just a stone's throw from the lumber mill of Karl Lindstrom, a wealthy industrialist hardly known for his environmental sensitivity. So, when an explosion at Lindstrom's mill results in the death of one of his night watchmen, it's little wonder that suspicion falls on the tribesmen. And for Cork O'Connor, a local man struggling to repair his life and his crumbling marriage, a criminal investigation and the evidence it yields will challenge his public duty and private concerns as never before
Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responding to a domestic disturbance call on the Ojibwe reservation, Tamarack County sheriff Cork O'Connor barely escapes a sniper attack and stumbles into the investigation of a Chicago businessman's murder
Thunder Bay : a Cork O'Connor mystery by William Kent Krueger( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy and content in his hometown of Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, setting up shop as a private investigator. But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when Henry Meloux, the Ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago? With little to go on, Cork uses his investigative skills to locate Henry Wellington, a wealthy and reclusive industrialist living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. When a murder attempt is made on old Meloux's life, all clues point north across the border. But why would Wellington want his father dead? This question takes Cork on a journey through time as he unravels the story of Meloux's 1920s adventure in the ore-rich wilderness of Canada, where his love for a beautiful woman, far outside his culture, led him into a trap of treachery, greed, and murder. The past and present collide along the rocky shores of Thunder Bay, where a father's unconditional love is tested by a son's deeply felt resentment, and where jealousy and revenge remain the code among men. As Cork hastens to uncover the truth and save his friend, he soon discovers that his own life is in danger and is reminded that the promises we keep -- even for the best of friends -- can sometimes place us in the hands of our worst enemies
Windigo Island : a novel by William Kent Krueger( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. Such stories have been told by the Ojibwe people for generations, but they don't solve the mystery of how the girl and her friend, Mariah Arceneaux, disappeared a year ago. At the request of the Arceneaux family, Cork O'Connor, former sheriff turned private investigator, is soon on the case. But on the Bad Bluff reservation, nobody's talking. Still, Cork puts enough information together to find a possible trail. In Duluth, Minnesota, he learns from an Ojibwe social worker that both Duluth and the Twin Cities are among the most active areas in the US for sex trafficking of vulnerable women, many of whom are young Native Americans. As the investigation deepens, so does the danger. Cork realizes he's not only up against those who control the lucrative sex enterprise. He must also battle government agencies more than willing to look the other way. Yet Cork holds tight to his purpose -- Mariah, an innocent fifteen-year-old girl at the heart of this grotesque web, who is still missing and whose family is desperate to get her back. With only the barest hope of saving her, Cork prepares to battle men whose evil rivals that of the bloodthirsty Windigo and who are as powerful, elusive, and vengeful as the dark spirit Michi Peshu
Tamarack County : a novel by William Kent Krueger( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faced with a series of dark occurrences that are linked to a twenty-year-old murder, private investigator Cork O' Connor must stop a vengeful force before his family and friends pay the ultimate price
Copper River : a Cork O'Connor mystery by William Kent Krueger( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sheriff is running for his life from professional hit men who have already put a bullet through his leg. Desperate, he finds sanctuary outside a small town called Bodine on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in an old resort owned by his cousin, Jewell DuBois. Though Jewell, a bitter widow whose husband may have been killed by cops, keeps Cork at arm's length, her fourteen-year-old son, Ren, is looking for a friend. But being a father figure to Ren will prove more difficult than Cork could possibly imagine
Vermilion drift : a novel by William Kent Krueger( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assigned to protect security at a mine where protestors are trying to prevent the storage of nuclear waste, Cork O'Connor discovers the bodies of five long-missing people and a recently murdered sixth victim who was killed with Cork's own gun
Red Knife : a Cork O'Connor mystery by William Kent Krueger( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'Connor is caught in the middle of a gang dispute between the Aurora Anglos and the Ojibwe Reservation Red Boyz, a situation that turns deadly when the Red Boyz leader and his wife are found murdered
Boundary waters by William Kent Krueger( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former sheriff Cork O'Connor is hired to find a friend's daughter, a country-western singer missing in the wilds of Minnesota. O'Connor discovers FBI agents and a gangster from a casino are also looking for the woman, but they won't say why
Heaven's keep : a novel by William Kent Krueger( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a charter plane carrying Cork O'Connor's wife, Jo, goes missing in a snowstorm over the Wyoming Rockies, Cork must accept the terrible truth that his wife is gone forever. But is she? In Heaven's Keep, celebrated author William Kent Krueger puts his intrepid hero through the most harrowing mission of his life. Months after the tragedy, two women show up on Cork's doorstep with evidence that the pilot of Jo's plane was not the man he claimed to be. It may not be definitive proof, but it's a ray of light in the darkness surrounding Cork's loss. Agreeing to investigate, he travels to Wyoming, where he battles the interference of local law enforcement who may be on the take, the open hostility of the Northern Arapaho, who have much to lose if the truth is known, and the continuing attempts on his life by assassins who shadow his every move. At the center of all the danger and deception lies the possibility that Jo's disappearance was not the end of her, that somewhere along the labyrinthine path of his search, maybe even in the broad shadow of Heaven's Keep itself, Cork will find her alive and waiting for him
Blood hollow by William Kent Krueger( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dismissing circumstantial evidence that incriminates a young man in the murder of his girlfriend in Aurora, Minnesota, former sheriff Cork O'Connor confronts local bigotry and bureaucracy in order to find the true killer
Manitou Canyon : a novel by William Kent Krueger( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""One of today's automatic buy-today-read-tonight series ... thoughtful but suspenseful, fast but lasting, contemporary but strangely timeless." (Lee Child) In the extraordinary new Cork O'Connor thriller from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author William Kent Krueger, the lives of hundreds of innocent people are at stake when Cork vanishes just days before his daughter's wedding. Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, Cork O'Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months. Yet, his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy. His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man's family to stay on the case. Although the wedding is fast approaching and the weather looks threatening, he accepts and returns to that vast wilderness on his own. As the sky darkens and the days pass, Cork's family anxiously awaits his return. Finally certain that something has gone terribly wrong, they fly by floatplane to the lake where the missing man was last seen. Locating Cork's campsite, they find no sign of their father. They do find blood, however. A lot of it. With an early winter storm on the horizon, it's a race against time as Cork's family struggles to uncover the mystery behind these disappearances. Little do they know, not only is Cork's life on the line, but so are the lives of hundreds of others. A taut, suspenseful thriller, Manitou Canyon features everything readers love in a Cork O'Connor novel: a dramatic Northwoods setting, an intriguing view of the Objibwe culture, an enigmatic crime, masterful storytelling, and more than a few surprises"--
Sulfur Springs : a novel by William Kent Krueger( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor and his new bride, Rainy Bisonette, listen to a desperate voicemail left by Rainy's son, Peter. The message is garbled and full of static, but they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriguez. When they try to contact him, they discover that his phone has gone dead. The following morning, Cork and Rainy fly to Coronado County in southern Arizona, where Peter has been working as a counselor in a well-known drug rehab center. When they arrive, they learn that Peter was fired six months earlier and hasn't been heard from since. So they head to the little desert town of Sulfur Springs, where Peter has been receiving his mail. But no one in Sulfur Springs seems to know him. They do, however, recognize the name Rodriguez. Carlos Rodriguez is the head of a cartel that controls everything illegal crossing the border from Mexico into Coronado County. As they gather scraps of information about Peter, Cork and Rainy are warned that there is a war going on along the border. "Trust no one in Coronado County," is a refrain they hear again and again. And to Cork, Arizona is alien country. The relentless heat and absence of water, tall trees, and cool forests feel nightmarish to him, as does his growing sense that Rainy might know more about what's going on than she's willing to admit. And if he can't trust Rainy, who can he trust?
The devil's bed by William Kent Krueger( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her husband up for re-election, First Lady Kate Dixon returns home to care for her father, accompanied by Secret Service agent Bo Thorsen, who suspects that Kate has been targeted by escaped mental patient David Moses and by dark forces within the federal government
Copper River : a Cork O'Connor mystery by William Kent Krueger( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part Irish, part Native-American, Sheriff Cork O'Connor serves the remote territory of Tamarack County, Minnesota. But big trouble is brewing: a powerful man believes O'Connor killed his son. Now there's a price on the sheriff's head and a bullet in his leg. He finds refuge with his cousin, Jewell, and her teenage son, Ren, in their tiny Michigan town. But when Ren and his friends are threatened, O'Connor must risk his cover to find out why
Trickster's Point : a novel by William Kent Krueger( Recording )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cork O'Connor is framed for the murder of Minnesota's first Native American governor-elect, Jubal Little. As Cork fights to clear his name and uncover the truth, he discovers that events from his own past may hold the key to the real killer's identity
William Kent Krueger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mystery book reviewer Bruce Southworth interviews author William Kent Krueger. The interview takes place in the booth in the St. Clair Broilers in St. Paul where Krueger does most of his writing. The author discusses his first two Cork O'Connor mysteries, Iron Lake and Boundary Waters, both set in Northern Minnesota
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Purgatory Ridge : a Cork O'Connor mysteryMercy FallsThunder Bay : a Cork O'Connor mysteryCopper River : a Cork O'Connor mysteryVermilion drift : a novelRed Knife : a Cork O'Connor mysteryBoundary watersHeaven's keep : a novel