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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Best Sellers

    • Ordinary Grace

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,141

    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

    • Desolation Mountain

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    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
    • Another excellent addition

    • By Dawn on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 2,345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,078

    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

    • Boundary Waters

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

    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 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 805
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 805

    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

    • Blood Hollow

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696

    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

    • Sulfur Springs

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392

    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

    • Vermilion Drift

    • A Cork O'Connor Mystery
    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446

    Cork stumbles across a secret room with the remains of six murder victims inside....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Cork O'Connor Mystery!!

    • By stone artist on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Northwest Angle

    • A Cork O'Connor Mystery
    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story compromised by reader

    • By Jacqueline Stratton on 09-28-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Mercy Falls

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544

    Still troubled by an ambush that leaves his deputy lingering near death, Sheriff Cork O'Conner must investigate the mutilation murder of a Chicago businessman....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hate a book that doesn't have a clean conclusion

    • By Catherine Ruckert on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $32.87

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