Some nights, corcoran O’Connor dreams his father’s death. 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. What’s worse, two of the bodies—including the most recent victim—were killed using Cork’s own gun, one handed down to him from his father.
Time is running out, however. New threats surface, and unless Cork can unravel the tangled thread of clues quickly, more death is sure to come. Vermilion drift is a powerful novel, filled with all the mystery and suspense for which Krueger has won so many awards. But the sixth has been dead less than a week.
Vermilion Drift: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 10 #ad - Five appear to be nearly half a century old—connected to what the media once dubbed "The Vanishings, " a series of unsolved disappearances in the summer of 1964, when Cork’s father was sheriff in Tamarack County. As cork searches for answers, he must dig into his own past and that of his father, a well-respected man who harbored a ghastly truth.
Northwest Angle: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 11Atria Books #ad - Cork understands that to save his family he must solve the puzzle of this mysterious child whom death follows like a shadow. Part adventure, part mystery, northwest angle is a dynamic addition to William Kent Krueger’s critically acclaimed, and all knockout thriller” Booklist, award-winning series.
During a houseboat vacation on the remote lake of the Woods, stranding Cork and his daughter, a violent gale sweeps through unexpectedly, Jenny, on a devastated island where the wind has ushered in a force far darker and more deadly than any storm. Underneath the debris, they find a baby boy, hungry and dehydrated, but still very much alive.
She wasn’t killed by the storm, however; she’d been bound and tortured before she died. 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.
Northwest Angle: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 11 #ad - Powerful forces intent on securing the child pursue them to the isolated Northwest Angle, where it’s impossible to tell who among the residents is in league with the devil. Amid the wreckage, cork and Jenny discover an old trapper’s cabin where they find the body of a teenage girl. Whimpering sounds coming from outside the cabin lead them to a tangle of branches toppled by the vicious winds.
Heaven's Keep: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 9Atria Books #ad - Agreeing to investigate, the open hostility of the northern arapaho, Cork travels to Wyoming, where he battles the interference of local law enforcement who may be on the take, who have much to lose if the truth is known, and the continuing attempts on his life by assassins who shadow his every move.
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. At the center of all the danger and deception lies the possibility that Jo’s disappearance was not the end of her, maybe even in the broad shadow of Heaven’s Keep itself, that somewhere along the labyrinthine path of his search, Cork will find her alive and waiting for him.
Heaven's Keep: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 9 #ad - It may not be definitive proof, but it’s a ray of light in the darkness. Intrepid hero cork o’connor faces the most harrowing mission of his life when a charter plane carrying his wife, Jo, goes missing in a snowstorm over the Wyoming Rockies.
Trickster's Point: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 12Atria Books #ad - He understands full well that he’s been set up. The arrow turns out to be one of Cork’s, and he becomes the primary suspect in the murder. The dying don’t easily become the dead. Only cork knows that he was capable of murder. Jubal was known by many for his passion, his loyalty, and his ambition. Although the men have been bowhunting, a long-standing tradition among these two friends, this is no hunting accident.
With him is jubal little, who is favored to become the first Native American elected governor of Minnesota, and who is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. The next novel in william kent krueger’s new york times bestselling series finds Cork O’Connor sitting in the shadow of a towering monolith known as Trickster’s Point, deep in the Minnesota wilderness.
Trickster's Point: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 12 #ad - Full of nail-biting suspense, trickster’s point is a thrilling exploration of the motives, both good and ill, plus a fascinating look into Cork’s teenage years in Aurora, sometimes deadly, a town blessed with natural beauty yet plagued by small-town feuds and heated racial tension, that lead men and women into the difficult, political arena.
As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, he remembers his long, complex relationship with the tough kid who would grow up to become a professional football player, a populist politician, and the lover of the first woman to whom Cork ever gave his heart.
Red Knife: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 8Atria Books #ad - When the head of the red boyz and his wife are murdered in a way that suggests execution, and the citizens of Tamarack County brace themselves for war, the Ojibwe gang mobilizes, white against red. As the unspeakable unfolds in the remote and beautiful place he calls home, Cork is forced to confront the horrific truth: Violence is a beast that cannot be contained.
When the daughter of a powerful businessman dies as a result of her meth addiction, strong-willed and brutal Buck Reinhardt, her father, vows revenge. He knows that violence is never a virtue, but he believes that it's sometimes a necessary response to the evil that men do. Racing to find answers before the bloodshed spreads, Cork himself becomes involved in the darkest of deeds.
Red Knife: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 8 #ad - In red knife, husbands and wives, as well as a sensitive look at the secrets we keep from even those closest to us and the destructive nature of all that is left unsaid between fathers and sons, Krueger gives his readers a vivid picture of racial conflict in small-town America, friends and lovers. The newest book in william kent krueger's award-winning Corcoran O'Connor series finds the charismatic private investigator caught in the middle of a racial gang war that's turning picturesque Tamarack County, Minnesota, into a bloody battlefield.
Both sides look to cork O'Connor, a man of mixed heritage, to uncover the truth behind the murders. A former sheriff, fought, cork has lived, and nearly died to keep the small-town streets and his family safe from harm. His target is the red boyz, a gang of Ojibwe youths accused of supplying the girl's fatal drug dose.
Tamarack County: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 13Atria Books #ad - And after his own son is brutally attacked and nearly killed, Cork understands that someone is spinning a deadly web in Tamarack County. Cork remembers the case only too well. Cork o’connor, the ex-sheriff of Tamarack County, notices small things about the woman’s disappearance that disturb him. Somewhere behind the blind of all that darkness and drifting snow, a vengeful force is at work.
With the darkest days of the year at hand, the storms of winter continue to isolate Tamarack County. And cork has only hours to stop it before his family and friends pay the ultimate price for the sins of others. When the beloved pet dog of a friend is brutally killed and beheaded, he begins to see a startling pattern in these and other recent dark occurrences in the area.
Tamarack County: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 13 #ad - Cork o’conner returns for “hold-your-breath suspense” Booklist, starred review in the thirteenth novel in the New York Times bestselling mystery series. During a blizzard one bitter winter night, just days before Christmas, the car belonging to the wife of a retired local judge is discovered abandoned on a rural county road in Tamarack County.
He was the deputy in charge of the investigation that sent the man to prison. At its center is a murder more than twenty years old, for which an innocent man may have been convicted. After days of fruitless searching, there is little hope that she’ll be found alive, if she’s found at all.
Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 7Atria Books #ad - When a murder attempt is made on old Meloux's life, all clues point north across the border. But his newfound state of calm is soon interrupted when henry meloux, makes a request: Will Cork find the son that Henry fathered long ago? With little to go on, the Ojibwe medicine man and Cork's spiritual adviser, a wealthy and reclusive industrialist living in Thunder Bay, Cork uses his investigative skills to locate Henry Wellington, Ontario.
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, greed, where his love for a beautiful woman, led him into a trap of treachery, far outside his culture, and murder.
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. 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.
Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 7 #ad - From acclaimed author william Kent Krueger comes the seventh profound, action-packed suspense novel in his award-winning Cork O'Conner mystery series. Happy and content in his hometown of aurora, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, Minnesota, setting up shop as a private investigator.
. The promise, as I remember it, happened this way.
Windigo Island: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 14Atria Books #ad - With only the barest hope of saving her from men whose darkness rivals that of the legendary Windigo, Cork prepares for an epic battle that will determine whether it will be fear, or love, that truly conquers all. Cork o’connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in the latest nail-biting mystery from New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger.
When the body of a teenage ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the Windigo, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a deadly mythical beast, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. At the request of the arceneaux family, former sheriff turned private investigator, Cork O’Connor, takes on the case.
Windigo Island: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 14 #ad - Such stories have been told by the ojibwe people for generations, Mariah Arceneaux, but they don’t explain how the girl and her friend, disappeared a year ago. But on the bad Bluff reservation, nobody’s talking. Still, cork puts enough information together to find a possible trail. As the investigation deepens, so does the danger.
Yet cork holds tight to his higher purpose—his vow to find Mariah, an innocent fifteen-year-old girl whose family is desperate to get her back. He learns that the old port city of Duluth is a modern-day center for sex trafficking of vulnerable women, many of whom are young Native Americans.
Manitou Canyon: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 15Atria Books #ad - They do find blood, however. Locating cork’s campsite, they find no sign of him. Yet, his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy. Little do they know, not only is Cork’s life on the line, but so are the lives of hundreds of others. Finally certain that something has gone terribly wrong, they fly by floatplane to the lake where the missing man was last seen.
. His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. 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.
Manitou Canyon: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 15 #ad - 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. As the sky darkens and the days pass, Cork’s family anxiously awaits his return. Although the wedding is fast approaching and the weather looks threatening, he accepts and returns to that vast wilderness.
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. A lot of it. As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man’s family to stay on the case.
Copper River: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 6Atria Books #ad - In well-crafted settings that are beautiful and unforgiving, with unforgettable characters and jaw-dropping surprises, William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor thrillers have drawn a flood of awards and praise. Recklessly, he turns from his own worries and focuses on tracking the conspiracy of killers before Ren and his best friend, Charlie, fall victim.
The latest in the series finds the sheriff running for his life from professional hit men who have already put a bullet through his leg. But being a father figure to Ren will prove more difficult than Cork could possibly imagine. 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.
Copper River: A Cork O'Connor Mystery Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 6 #ad - The sixth novel in william kent krueger's award-winning suspense series finds Cork O'Connor running for his life -- straight into a murderous conspiracy involving teenage runaways. When the body of a young girl surfaces along the banks of the Copper River and another teenager vanishes, Cork must choose between helping to solve these deadly mysteries and thwarting the hit men who draw closer to him with every hour.
The trail left by the dead girl eventually leads to a shelter for homeless youth and into the grim reality of children lost and abandoned, who become easy prey for the perverted appetites of human predators. Though jewell, ren, keeps cork at arm's length, her fourteen-year-old son, a bitter widow whose husband may have been killed by cops, is looking for a friend.
. All small towns have buried secrets but, as Cork soon learns, this one has more than its share.
Sulfur Springs: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 16Atria Books #ad - Apparently, the rodriguez family is one of the cartels controlling everything illegal that crosses the border from Mexico. So they head to the little desert town of Sulfur Springs where Peter has been receiving his mail. When they arrive, they learn that Peter was fired six months earlier and hasn’t been heard from since.
Trust no one in coronado county, ” is the most common piece of advice they receive, and Cork doesn’t have to be told twice. To him, Arizona is alien country. But no one in Sulfur Springs seems to know him. The connection is terrible but before the line goes dead, they hear Peter confess to the murder of someone named Rodriquez.
. The following morning, cork and Rainy fly to southern Arizona, where Peter has been working as a counselor in a well-known drug rehab center. They do, however, seem to recognize the name Rodriguez. The relentless heat, as does his growing sense that rainy might know more about what’s going on than she’s willing to admit in this fresh, the absence of water and big trees and shade all feel nightmarish to him, exhilarating, and white-knuckle mystery starring one of the greatest heroes of fiction.
Sulfur Springs: A Novel Cork O'Connor Mystery Series Book 16 #ad - New york times bestselling author william kent krueger showcases his talent “creating strong characters, braiding in Indian legend and spirituality, building drama and conflict, and spinning a good yarn” Minneapolis Star Tribune in this a vivid and pulse-pounding thriller that follows Cork O’Connor’s search for a missing man amid the fraught tensions at the border between Arizona and Mexico.
On the fourth of july, cork o’connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette receive a desperate phone call from Rainy’s son, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Peter. As they gather scraps of information about Peter, Cork and Rainy are warned time and again that there is a war going on along the border.