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  • Bibliography:
    27 Books - 1 Series
  • First Book:
    August 1998
  • Latest Book:
    August 2022
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Full Series List in Order

A Cork O'Connor Mystery

1 - Iron Lake (Aug-1998)
2 - Boundary Waters (May-1999)
3 - Purgatory Ridge (Mar-2001)
4 - Blood Hollow (Feb-2004)
5 - Mercy Falls (Aug-2005)
6 - Copper River (Aug-2006)
7 - Thunder Bay (Aug-2007)
8 - Red Knife (Sep-2008)
9 - Heaven's Keep (Sep-2009)
10 - Vermilion Drift (Sep-2010)
11 - Northwest Angle (Sep-2011)
12 - Trickster's Point (Aug-2012)
13 - Tamarack County (Aug-2013)
14 - Windigo Island (Aug-2014)
15 - Manitou Canyon (Sep-2016)
16 - Sulfur Springs (Aug-2017)
17 - Desolation Mountain (Aug-2018)
18 - Lightning Strike (Aug-2021)
19 - Fox Creek (Aug-2022)

Book List in Order: 27 titles


  • Chicago cop Cork O'Connor and his lawyer-wife Jo moved back to his northern Minnesota hometown of Aurora to improve their quality of life, but it hasn't worked. Cork became the local sheriff, but lost an election after a disagreement between local In...



  • The Quetico-Superior Wilderness: more than two million acres of forest, white-water rapids, and uncharted islands on the Canadian/American border. Somewhere in the heart of this unforgiving territory, a young woman named Shiloh -- a country-western s...



  • Not far from the small town of Aurora (population 3,752) lies an ancient two-hundred-acre expanse of great white pines, sacred to the Anishinaabe and known to them as Minishoomisag (Our Grandfathers). Wealthy industrialist Karl Lindstrom does not ...



  • Locked in a tight battle for reelection, President Clay Dixon knows his best chance for victory is the popularity of his wife, Kate. But the disenchanted First Lady is about to desert him. When an orchard accident seriously injures Kate's father,...



  • Winner of the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award and the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, William Kent Krueger is a wholly original talent among mystery writers, managing to fuse inspired, fluid storytelling with complex, finely textured characterization...



  • Back on the beat as sheriff of Tamarack County, Cork O'Connor has already seen his beautiful Northwoods jurisdiction through an eventful summer. Now, as the chill of autumn sweeps through the countryside, he's about to face a season of murder, adulte...



  • In well-crafted settings that are beautiful and unforgiving, with unforgettable characters and jaw-dropping surprises, William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor thrillers have drawn a flood of awards and praise. The latest in the series finds the sheriff ...



  • in Mystery Writers of America Presents Death Do Us Part

    This volume compiles 18 gripping stories about relationships from some of the top mystery writers working today, including Harlan Coben, P.J. Parrish, Lee Child, Ridley Pearson, R.L. Stine, Jim Fusilli, Jeff Abbott, Charles Todd, and Tom Savage....



  • The promise, as I remember it, happened this way. Happy and content in his hometown of Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor has left his badge behind and is ready for a life of relative peace, setting up shop as a private investigator. But his newfoun...






  • The newest book in William Kent Krueger's award-winning Corcoran O'Connor series finds the charismatic private investigator caught in the middle of a racial gang war that's turning picturesque Tamarack County, Minnesota, into a bloody battlefield. ...



  • When a charter plane carrying Cork O'Connor's wife, Jo, goes missing in a snowstorm over the Wyoming Rockies, Cork must accept the terrible truth that his wife is gone forever. But is she? In Heaven's Keep, celebrated author William Kent Krueger puts...



  • in Crimes by Moonlight

    An all-new mystery anthology edited and featuring a new story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris Nighttime is the perfect time for the perfect crime. #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris edits and contributes...



  • Some nights, Corcoran OConnor dreams his fathers death.William Kent Kruegers gripping tale of suspense begins with a recurring nightmare, a gun, and a wound in the earth so deep and horrific that it has a name: Vermilion Drift. When the Department of...



  • With his family caught in the crosshairs of a group of brutal killers, detective Cork O'Connor must solve the murder of a young girl in the latest installment of William Kent Krueger's unforgettable New York Times bestselling series. During a hous...



  • A collection of excerpts from the Cork O’Connor novels, including: Iron Lake, Boundary Waters, Purgatory Ridge, Blood Hollow, Mercy Falls, Copper River, Thunder Bay, Red Knife, Heaven’s Keep, Vermilion Drift, Northwest Angle, Trickster’s Point...



  • The dying don’t easily become the dead. The next novel in William Kent Krueger’s New York Times bestselling series finds Cork O’Connor sitting in the shadow of a towering monolith known as Trickster’s Point, deep in the Minnesota wildernes...



  • “That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.” New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. Frank Drum begins the summer pr...



  • “Like many men and women who’ve worn a badge for a good part of their lives, Corcoran Liam O’Connor was cursed. Twice cursed, in reality. Cursed with memory and cursed with imagination.” Tamarack County, Minnesota, the gateway to the pris...



  • in Games Creatures Play

    Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner are your announcers for this collection of the most peculiar plays ever made—including a story featuring ...






  • Cork O’Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in this riveting mystery from New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award-winning author William Kent Krueger. When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up ...



  • As the author of over fifteen spellbinding novels in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, William Kent Krueger has introduced countless readers to a harsh but magnificent Minnesota landscape and a cast of remarkable characters who call it home. This i...



  • The lives of hundreds of innocent people are at stake when Cork vanishes just days before his daughter’s wedding. Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, Cork O’Connor has always consid...



  • In William Kent Krueger’s latest pulse-pounding thriller, 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 and...



  • New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger delivers yet another “punch-to-the-gut blend of detective story and investigative fiction” (Booklist, starred review) as Cork O’Connor and his son Stephen work together to uncover the truth...



  • A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the bestselling author of Ordinary Grace. 1932, Minnesota -- the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, for...



  • The author of the instant New York Times best seller This Tender Land returns with a powerful prequel to his acclaimed Cork O’Connor series - a book about fathers and sons, long-simmering conflicts in a small Minnesota town, and the events that ech...



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    The latest in the New York Times bestselling Cork O’Connor Mystery Series from the “master storyteller” (Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author) follows Cork in a race against time to save his wife, a mysterious stranger, and an O...


Award-Winning Books by William Kent Krueger

Blood Hollow
2005 Anthony Award -- Novel
Copper River
2007 Minnesota Book Award -- Fiction
Iron Lake
1999 Anthony Award -- First Novel
Mercy Falls
2006 Anthony Award -- Novel
Ordinary Grace
2014 Anthony Award -- Novel
2014 Dilys Award -- Mystery Novel
2014 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Novel
2014 Macavity Award -- Mystery Novel
Purgatory Ridge
2002 Minnesota Book Award -- Fiction
Tamarack County
2013 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award -- Fiction
2014 Minnesota Book Award -- Fiction
Thunder Bay
2008 Dilys Award -- Mystery Novel


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

William Kent Krueger has published 27 books.

William Kent Krueger does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Fox Creek, was published in August 2022.

The first book by William Kent Krueger, Iron Lake, was published in August 1998.

Yes. William Kent Krueger has 1 series.