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DreadfulWater Shows Up

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews

The man has been unmasked, but the fun continues. Hartley GoodWeather is indeed award-winning, bestselling writer Thomas King. A born trickster and now newly minted master of the comic mystery novel, King has penned what will be the first in a series of Thumps DreadfulWater novels.

Who is Thumps DreadfulWater, and just why does he show up? DreadfulWater is the unlikely Che

Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published June 15th 2012 by HarperCollins
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Mary Anne Thompson
Jan 28, 2016 Mary Anne Thompson rated it it was amazing
This is a very comfortable read. No cozy mystery, this is set on a reservation, complete with trailer park graveyard. Slip on your slippers, sip an herbal tea, and enjoy a book with murder, humour, social commentary and nothing too serious. Please Mr King, write another with Thumps DreadfulWater, ex-cop and now arts photographer.
Aug 13, 2016 Poivree rated it really liked it
Thumps DreadfulWater is a serious photographer but retired cop. A dead body found in the Band's new casino and a request from his part time girl friend are enough to get him solving the mystery of who done it.

This is a book that busts stereotypes in many ways. The Native people are not predictable, the women are not conventional and the White guys sometimes have names with adjectives, among other things.

The author has a way with smart cracks. Like "social graces of a shag carpet", more romance
Jun 26, 2016 Fischwife rated it really liked it
This is a fun read about an Indigenous detective named Thumps Dreadful Water. Mysteries are not my favourite genre, but King is one of my favourite authors, so this is the second Dreadful Water mystery I've read. I enjoy the quirky characters.
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Thomas King was born in 1943 in Sacramento, California and is of Cherokee, Greek and German descent. He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Utah in 1986. He is known for works in which he addresses the marginalization of American Indians, delineates "pan-Indian" concerns and histories, and attempts to abolish common stereotypes about Native Americans. He taught Native American Studies at the ...more
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