IRON LAKE: A Cork O'Connor Mystery.

Krueger, William Kent.

ISBN 10: 0671016962 / ISBN 13: 9780671016968
Published by New York: Pocket Books, (1998) dj, 1998
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Author's first, introducing private investigator Cork O'Connor, set in northern Minnesota's lake country. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Anthony and Barry Awards for best first novel, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award and of the Minnesota Book Award. 330 pp. Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (appears unread, but light toning to the pages). LIMITED TIME SALE: All prices shown have been REDUCED by 25% for the ABEBOOKS SALE. Free wrapping on request - go 'green' with reusable fabric or traditional paper. When present djsare protected with archival covers, and books are carefully packed for shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 66175

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Title: IRON LAKE: A Cork O'Connor Mystery.

Publisher: New York: Pocket Books, (1998) dj

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Part Irish, part Native American, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor puts aside his grudge against the small Minnesota town that rejected him as a sheriff to investigate a sinister conspiracy responsible for the murder of the local judge. A first novel.

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Short story specialist William Kent Krueger brings a fresh take on some familiar elements and a strong sense of atmosphere to his first mystery. Chicago cop Cork O'Connor and his lawyer-wife Jo moved back to his northern Minnesota hometown of Aurora to improve their quality of life, but it hasn't worked. Cork became the local sheriff, but lost an election after a disagreement between local Indians and whites over fishing rights turned deadly. Then his marriage broke up, with Jo becoming a successful advocate for tribal rights and Cork reduced to running a scruffy restaurant and gift shop. As the book starts, Cork is feeling guilty about sleeping with a warm-hearted waitress and still hoping to get back with Jo and their three children. Drawn into the disappearance of an Indian newsboy, which coincides with the apparent suicide of a former judge, O'Connor clashes with a newly elected senator--the judge's son and Jo's lover--as well as with the town's new sheriff and some tribal leaders getting rich on gambling concessions. Krueger quickly makes Cork a real person beneath his genre garments, mostly by showing him trying to deal with the needs of his two very different teenage daughters. And the author's deft eye for the details of everyday life brings the town and its peculiar problems to vivid life. --Dick Adler

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