William Kent Krueger
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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 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 a retired 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. "Manitou Canyon," number fifteen in his Cork O'Connor series, was released in September 2016. Visit his website at www.williamkentkrueger.com.

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    • Ordinary Grace

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,602
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,603

    In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Wonderful - In Every Way

    • By tooonce72 on 03-29-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Iron Lake

    • Cork O'Connor, Book 1
    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,535
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,248

    Anthony Award-winning author William Kent Krueger crafts this riveting tale about a small Minnesota town’s ex-sheriff who is having trouble retiring his badge....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great New Series

    • By Lia on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Desolation Mountain

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • trying again

    • By itinerant on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Boundary Waters

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249

    Drawing strong comparisons to the work of James Lee Burke and Tony Hillerman, William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor mysteries never fail to please fans....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Installment To The Series

    • By Lia on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Purgatory Ridge

    • A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 3
    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 978
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 879
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 878

    William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of the popular Cork O’Connor mysteries.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you like Longmire...

    • By Kitty on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Trickster's Point

    • A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 12
    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479

    Cork is framed for the murder of Minnesota’s first Native American governor-elect, Jubal Little....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm Just Saying...

    • By Carole T. on 09-04-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sulfur Springs

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mr. Krueger you never fail to bring great stories. Thank you

    • By Barbara on 08-28-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Blood Hollow

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 902
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768

    After 17-year-old Charlotte Kane disappears on a drunken New Years' Eve snowmobile ride, a raging blizzard soon snuffs out all search efforts....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Minnesota Mysteries Evolve

    • By Sara on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $36.37

    • Windigo Island

    • Cork O'Connor, Book 14
    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484

    The corpse of an Ojibwe girl washes ashore, and locals at the Bad Bluff reservation believe it to be the work of the mythical Windigo....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All Saints

    • By Carole T. on 09-05-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Manitou Canyon

    • Cork O'Connor Mystery Series
    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627

    The lives of hundreds of innocent people are at stake when Cork O'Connor vanishes just days before his daughter's wedding....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Cork

    • By Alice on 09-12-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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