Still in the mood for something else – don’t know what – trying this and that – I love the setting here, northern Minnesota woods – I’ve visited many times since childhood but never lived there although my dad was raised nearby.
This is the first of a highly acclaimed and really long-running series which is another reason I read it. It reminded me a bit of some other series I can’t remember the name of (I think I might be reading too much.)
Finally, the Native American thread of the book intrigued me – I’ve read quite a lot of Indian literature – both fiction and nonfiction and I’m kind of always interested in that subject.
by William Kent Krueger
1998 / 464 pages
read by David Chandler 11h 57m
rating: B+ / crime series
(#1 in the Cork O’Connor series)
Sad to say I wasn’t all that impressed with this first of the series but I may be tempted to give the second book a shot –
A Indian boy disappears on the same day a local judge commits suicide – Huh? – Yup – and Cork, who was relieved of his position as sheriff in the last election and is also separated from his wife but sleeping with a young waitress, gets involved because his wife is seeing the new senator who seems to have some less than honorable associates. Cork can’t help it – he’s an inquisitive soul. (This makes for a good series.)
There’s a fair amount of thriller to this book, some Indian lore including legends and spirits (but no spooky stuff) and quite a lot of relationship material. It sets up a for a solid series – as does the setting. So here we are in 2018 and Cork O’Connor has been around for 20 years and 16 books (the 17th will be released tomorrow – 8/21/2018.) I might just give it a try.