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 6,276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,731
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,730

    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 2,556
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,269
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,267

    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 1,421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261

    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

    • Desolation Mountain

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477

    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

    • 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 990
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 890
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 889

    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

    • Copper River

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 811
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674

    Sheriff Cork O'Connor serves the remote territory of Tamarack County, Minnesota. But big trouble is brewing: a powerful man believes O'Connor killed his son....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great location, lots of local color, and all that could be done is a pervert book

    • By Allen Anthony on 01-17-16

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Heaven's Keep

    • A Cork O'Connor Mystery
    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645

    Every married couple knows you don't go to bed angry. The corollary, Cork O'Connor realizes, is that you also don't say goodbye when you're mad....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator Murders Mystery

    • By Lily on 08-10-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Mercy Falls

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 609

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series...

    • By Kitty on 09-05-13

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Blood Hollow

    • By: William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 780

    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 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467

    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

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