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William Kent Krueger

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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 an 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, i
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January: The Vikings fell short—okay, far short—on their bid to be the first team to play at home in the Super Bowl. But life in Minnesota goes on. Here I am with my trusty Toro snow blower, clearing out the first ten inches dropped on us by winter storm Jaxon. This is Minnesota, and even if we can’t quite handle Eagles, we know how to deal with...

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Average rating: 4.11 · 150,671 ratings · 16,693 reviews · 63 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ordinary Grace

4.17 avg rating — 59,193 ratings — published 2013
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Iron Lake (Cork O'Connor, #1)

3.94 avg rating — 13,836 ratings — published 1998 — 25 editions
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Boundary Waters (Cork O'Con...

4.06 avg rating — 7,483 ratings — published 1999 — 14 editions
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Purgatory Ridge (Cork O'Con...

4.12 avg rating — 6,315 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
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Blood Hollow (Cork O'Connor...

4.16 avg rating — 5,410 ratings — published 2004 — 14 editions
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Thunder Bay (Cork O'Connor,...

4.16 avg rating — 4,756 ratings — published 2007 — 20 editions
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Copper River (Cork O'Connor...

4.16 avg rating — 4,684 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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Mercy Falls (Cork O'Connor,...

4.12 avg rating — 4,743 ratings — published 2005 — 16 editions
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Northwest Angle (Cork O'Con...

4.16 avg rating — 4,629 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Heaven's Keep (Cork O'Conno...

4.16 avg rating — 4,462 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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“The dead are never far from us. They're in our hearts and on our minds and in the end all that separates us from them is a single breath, one final puff of air.”
William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace

“The miracle is this: that you will rise in the morning and be able to see again the startling beauty of the day.”
William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace

“I used to ask for an easy life, now I ask to be strong.”
William Kent Krueger, Iron Lake

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