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Cork O'Connor mysteries

Author:
Krueger, William Kent
 
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Star rating for Iron Lake
Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
The first in the New York Times bestselling Cork O'Connor mystery series follows Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor as he delves into the dark side of small-town Minnesota while investigating a tangled web of corruption and danger. "A brilliant achievement, and one every crime reader and writer needs to celebrate" (Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author).
Cork O'Connor, the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota, is having...
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Star rating for Boundary waters
Series Volume:
2.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:
Former small-town sheriff Cork O'Connor leads a desperate search-and-rescue mission into the unforgiving Minnesota wilderness in this "gritty, bloody adventure" (Publishers Weekly) from critically acclaimed author William Kent Krueger's award-winning mystery series.
The Quetico-Superior Wilderness: more than two million acres of forest, white-water rapids, and uncharted islands on the Canadian/American border. Somewhere in the heart...
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Star rating for Purgatory Ridge
Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
When mayhem descends on a tiny logging town, former sheriff Cork O'Connor is called upon to investigate a murder in this "wonderful page-turner" (The Denver Post) that "prolongs suspense to the very end" (Publishers Weekly) by Edgar Award-winning author William Kent Krueger.
Not far from Aurora, Minnesota (population 3,752), lies an ancient expanse of great white pines, sacred to the Anishinaabe tribe. When an explosion kills...
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Star rating for Blood hollow
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
After 17-year-old Charlotte Kane--the beautiful, brilliant, and brooding daughter of a rich widower--disappears on a drunken New Years' Eve snowmobile ride, a raging blizzard soon snuffs out all search efforts. When her body is found during the spring thaw four months later, preliminary evidence implicates her ex-boyfriend--Ojibwe bad-boy, Solemn Winter Moon. But then a second Charlotte Kane turns up dead, and Cork isn't sure of anything any more....
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Star rating for Mercy Falls
Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
In this "smart and satisfying" (Booklist) award-winning mystery from William Kent Krueger's stunning Cork O'Connor series, the charismatic detective faces his most dangerous case to date.
Back in the saddle as sheriff of Tamarack County, Cork O'Connor is lured to the nearby Ojibwe reservation on what appears to be a routine call—only to become the target of sniper fire. Soon after, he's called to investigate a mutilated body...
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Star rating for Copper River
Series Volume:
6.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:
Sheriff Cork O'Connor is running for his life—straight into a murderous conspiracy involving teenage runaways in this thrilling installment of William Kent Krueger's "buy-today-read-tonight series" (Lee Child).
Desperately avoiding the professional hit men who have already put a bullet in his leg, Cork finds sanctuary outside the small Michigan town of Bodine. But while he's hiding out in an old resort owned by his cousin Jewell DuBois,...
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Star rating for Thunder Bay
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:
In William Kent Krueger's "finest work" (Michael Connelly), detective Cork O'Connor unravels a mystery for his old friend Henry Meloux, only to get caught in the blistering crossfire of jealousy and revenge.
The promise, as I remember it, happened this way.

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...
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Star rating for Red Knife
Series Volume:
8.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
Private investigator Cork O'Connor finds himself caught in the middle of a racial gang war that's turning picturesque Tamarack County, Minnesota, into a battlefield.
When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, her father, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, vows revenge. His target is the Red Boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose. When the head of the Red...
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Star rating for Heaven's keep
Series Volume:
9.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
Intrepid hero Cork O'Connor faces the most harrowing mission of his life when a charter plane carrying his wife goes missing in a snowstorm over the Wyoming Rockies.
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. Agreeing to investigate, Cork travels to Wyoming, where he battles...
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Star rating for Vermilion drift
Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:
William Kent Krueger's gripping tale of suspense begins with a recurring nightmare, a gun, and a wound in the earth so deep and horrific that it has a name: Vermilion Drift.
When the Department of Energy puts an underground iron mine on its short list of potential sites for storage of nuclear waste, a barrage of protest erupts in Tamarack County, Minnesota, and Cork is hired as a security consultant.

Deep in the mine during his...
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Star rating for Northwest angle
Series Volume:
11.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
With his family caught in the crosshairs of a group of brutal killers, detective Cork O'Connor must solve the murder of a young girl in the latest installment of William Kent Krueger's unforgettable New York Times bestselling series.
During a houseboat vacation on the remote Lake of the Woods, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, stranding Cork and his daughter, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a...
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Star rating for Trickster's point
Series Volume:
12.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
Discovering that he has been set up when Native American Governor-elect Jubal Little is murdered with one of Cork's bow-hunting arrows, Cork O'Connor recalls his complex relationship with Jubal while struggling to clear his name and find the real killer.
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Star rating for Tamarack County
Series Volume:
13.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
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.
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Star rating for Windigo Island
Series Volume:
14.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
Cork O'Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in this riveting mystery from New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award–winning author William Kent Krueger.
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 deadly mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit...
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Star rating for Manitou Canyon
Series Volume:
15.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
"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...
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Star rating for Sulfur Springs
Series Volume:
16.
Average Rating:
3.8 stars
Description:
"In William Kent Krueger's latest pulse-pounding thriller, Cork O'Connor's search for a missing man in the Arizona desert puts him at the center of a violent power struggle along the Mexican border, a struggle that might cost Cork everything and everyone he holds most dear. 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...
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Star rating for Desolation mountain
Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
"New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger delivers yet another "punch-to-the-gut blend of detective story and investigative fiction" (Booklist, starred review) as Cork O'Connor and his son Stephen work together to uncover the truth behind the tragic plane crash of a senator on Desolation Mountain and the mysterious disappearances of several first responders. This is a heart-pounding and devastating mystery the scope and consequences...
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Star rating for Lightning strike
Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
Follows Cork O'Connor through his adolescence, shortly before he turns thirteen.
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Star rating for Fox Creek
Series Volume:
19.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Cork O'Conner tries to find his wife, who had accompanied a mysterious stranger, Dolores Morriseau, on a visit to the ancient Ojibwe healer Henry Meloux, before a group of mercenaries in pursuit of Dolores can track them down.