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Trickster's Point: A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 12 | [William Kent Krueger]

Trickster's Point: A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 12

New York Times best-selling author William Kent Krueger has won numerous accolades for his books, including the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. In Trickster’s Point, the 12th suspenseful installment in Krueger’s Cork O’Connor series, Cork 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.
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New York Times best-selling author William Kent Krueger has won numerous accolades for his books, including the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. In Trickster’s Point, the 12th suspenseful installment in Krueger’s Cork O’Connor series, Cork 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.

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    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 09-04-12
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2006

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

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    "I'm Just Saying..."

    Although I enjoyed this book in general, I believe that William Kent Krueger has committed a real author's no-no here. Regular fans of this series (and I am definitely one) will wonder why, if Cork O'Connor has been such a close friend of his Congressman for all these years, he didn't call on him to help when his wife Jo was missing - when he was so desperately looking for anyone who could exert influence in finding a missing airplane.
    Why is such a prominent man who was evidently a big part of Cork's youth (and a continuing hunting buddy) a totally new character to us in the 12th book?

    This glaring problem aside, "Trickster's Point" is a pretty solid entry in the series. It lacks the blazing action that has opened the last few O'Connor adventures, but the mystery here is an intriguing one. Although I believe most of us will have the who-done-it figured out before the reveal, it's still a riveting story. Cork's strong family values are still front and center, and he continues to present Ojibwe characters and culture in interesting ways. The narrator is terrific.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-26-12
    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-26-12 Member Since 2005
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    "The Cork O'connor books never disappoint. This is"

    This is the 12th in the Cork O’Connor series. Cork goes hunting with a former friend of his four days before the election which might bring him the governorship of Minnesota, the first NativeAmerican governor. But while they are hunting on the most dangerous spot, Trickster’s Point, Cork comes upon his friend with an arrow shot to his heart. His friend asks him not to go for help but to stay with him, so he sits with his friend for three hours while he is dying. Because he didn’t try to go for help in that three-hour time, and because the arrow that was shot into his friend is made exactly the way he makes his own arrows, Cork is the prime suspect for the murder. So, in order to make sure he isn’t arrested for the crime, and because this man was a friend from his past, he begins his own investigation to find the murderer. These books just keep getting better. It will be one of my top mysteries of the year with many twists and turns and surprises, and a visit with his friend, Henry, the medicine man. Very good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joann Red Wing, MN, United States 05-30-13
    Joann Red Wing, MN, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Tiresome"

    All the flashbacks got tiresome. Very little of the story is set in the "present". If you've read the entire series (which we have) probably a 1/4 of the story was redundebt. Another 1/2 were stories from his boyhood or being in high school. The present story line was good but there wasn't enough. It was a small part of the story but having one of the characters being from my hometown (Red Wing, MN) was interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Carlin, NV, United States 10-10-12
    Cathy Carlin, NV, United States 10-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Series"

    Really like David Chandler also. Perfect voice for this author. The problem...WKK just can't write them fast enough for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 03-08-14
    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 03-08-14 Member Since 2011

    book keeper

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    "Trickert's Point a Sad story"

    I enjoy the Cork O'Connor series, but this story was one of pain and sadness. William Kent Krueger is a good writer and I do enjoy his books; however, this one seem to dwell on the past. Apparently I have missed the book in which Cork's wife dies and Cork now seems to be at odds with his life. I understand grief and the spiritual side of life; I suppose this is one of the reasons I do like to read Krueger as he adds spirituality to all his writings. I would recommend this book for someone who enjoys mysteries and what can I say about David Chandler's narration other than he is a class act; he is one of my favorite narrators!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kitty Reno, NV 09-26-13
    Kitty Reno, NV 09-26-13 Member Since 2002

    I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.

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    "12 down 1 to go..."

    This series has kept me interested all the way through. Sometimes when listening to a book, I find that I have to rewind it and listen again because the book has not kept my interest and my mind has wandered. This did not happen even once through twelve books in this series. It just kept me wanting more, and I could hardly wait to get on with it. Take a chance and give this series a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Austin, TX, United States 02-25-13
    Craig Austin, TX, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Best Yet"
    What made the experience of listening to Trickster's Point the most enjoyable?

    I have listened to the entire series and this is the best of the lot. I totally enjoyed it from start to finish.


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    Christopher Menomonie, WI, USA 12-18-12
    Christopher Menomonie, WI, USA 12-18-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Best is series...to date."

    I give this Cork O'Connor book my "best story in a series" award. It was worth the wait....and left me wanting to turn another page. The book stands alone (so if it is your first William Kent Krueger read, you won't be left wondering about references to earlier books.) But Krueger only provides O'Connor family background when background is essential (so if you have, like me, read all of the others in the series, you won't get bored by the repetition.) The Ojibwa mystic tradition is interestingly presented and makes me want to learn more; the beauty and wildness of northern Minnesota is drawn with a brilliant word palette reminding me of personal soul-searching times spent paddling the Boundary Waters and walking the shores of Lake Gichigami. "The opposite of love is not hate but fear."

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    stone artist 09-24-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Great book!"

    I have nearly all of the books by William Kent Krueger that are offered by Audible and I love them! I was in a half-priced book store recently and started talking to a woman and her mother about this author and his books. They left the store anxious to get on line to find his books. The stories flow and the suspense is enough to leave you wanting more. I would (and have) recommended these books to anyone who likes suspense!!

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    Bruce A. Abrahamson Mpls., MN 09-04-12
    Bruce A. Abrahamson Mpls., MN 09-04-12 Member Since 2009
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    Would you listen to Trickster's Point again? Why?

    No, the narrators voices ruined the book for me. I would not buy another book with this person narrating it.


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