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William Kent Krueger
Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University--before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at... show more

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University--before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism, and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He's been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who is an attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a city he dearly loves.Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O'Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage--part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last five novels were all New York Times bestsellers."Ordinary Grace," his stand-alone novel published in 2013, received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year. "Windigo Island," number fourteen in his Cork O'Connor series, will be released in August 2014. Visit his website at www.williamkentkrueger.com.
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Books, Books and More Books rated it 2 years ago
THIS TENDER LAND by William Kent Krueger If you loved Ordinary Grace you will love this new stand alone from the author of the Cork O’Connor mystery series. Three orphaned boys and a broken-hearted little girl run away from misery and beatings at a School for Indian Children during the Great Depre...
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Books, Books and More Books rated it 2 years ago
DESOLATION MOUNTAIN by William Kent Krueger I have not read any of Krueger’s Cork O’Conner mysteries, but I am a huge fan or Ordinary Grace. DESOLATION MOUNTAIN did not disappoint. The characters were refined and true to character as the book progressed. The area of Minnesota was so clearly utilized...
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JDCMustReadBooks rated it 5 years ago
By: William Kent Krueger Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #15 ISBN: 9781476749266 Publisher: Atria Publication Date: 9/6/2015 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 4 Stars A special thank you to Atria and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. William Kent Krueger returns with Cork O’Connor #1...
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Shizuku's Sleepy Reviews rated it 6 years ago
This is what I've finished so far:"Grave Matter - A Mike Hammer Story" - Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane This was a fairly amusing story. Though there wasn't much of a point to me.
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The Book Ends Reviews rated it 6 years ago
Absolutely love Cork O'Conner. Can't wait to read the next one. Will write more soon.
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