Blood hollow / William Kent Krueger.
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- ISBN: 0743445864
- ISBN: 9780743445863
- ISBN: 0743445872
- ISBN: 9780743445870
- Physical Description: vii, 344 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2004.
Dismissing circumstantial evidence that incriminates a young man in the murder of his girlfriend in Aurora, Minnesota, former sheriff Cork O'Connor confronts local bigotry and bureaucracy in order to find the true killer.
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In his fourth case (Purgatory Ridge, 2001, etc.), Cork O'Connor has to solve the mystery of who killed Charlotte Kane. But which Charlotte Kane? Citizens of Aurora, Minnesota, are alarmed by a sudden rise in the community's homicide rate. A few years back the trend would have been less unsettling because everyone trusted Sheriff Cork O'Connor, unlike the uniformed Humpty-Dumptys currently in charge of local law and order. But there's enough cop left in the old campaigner to keep him poised and ready, so when 17-year-old Charlotte Kane, beautiful daughter of reclusive Dr. Fletcher Kane, turns up horribly murdered, Cork answers the call with a modest "someone ought to pay attention." The rich field of suspects includes young Solemn Winter Moon, "a kind of Ojibwe Romeo" Charlotte had played around with for a while; Father Mal Thorne, a Catholic priest with a checkered past; and the worthy Dr. Kane himself, whose relationship with his daughter has a Krafft-Ebing subtext. But it's not until a second corpse is also identified as that of Charlotte Kane that Cork fully understands the fine mess he's expected to untangle. Local color is a plus as always, but Krueger's plotting goes from uncertain to heavy-handed, while the unwaveringly virtuous Cork crosses the edge and becomes too good to be interesting. Copyright Â©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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In his fourth Cork O'Connor mystery (after 2001's Purgatory Ridge), Krueger tells a chilling story with a warm heart. O'Connor, the prickly ex-sheriff of the small town of Aurora, Minn., finds himself in conflict with the new, politically motivated sheriff, Arne Soderberg, when Charlotte Kane, a beautiful but reckless teen, disappears on a drunken snowmobile ride during a New Year's Eve party. A Minnesota blizzard thwarts the search, and decidedly unspiritual O'Connor returns to civilization troubled by supernatural visions in the blinding snowfall. Kane's body doesn't surface until the spring thaw, and then questions about her death arise: the autopsy and evidence at the scene point to murder, and the most likely suspect is Solemn Winter Moon, her brooding, rebellious ex-boyfriend, a lothario from the Ojibwe reservation who has a bad reputation with the citizens of Aurora. Anti-Native prejudice gives way to spiritual controversy when Winter Moon turns himself in after claiming to have seen Christ while seeking a vision from Kitchimanidoo, the Great Spirit. Skeptical of Winter Moon's religious claims but determined to prove his innocence, O'Connor uncovers twisted family drama, frightening religious fervor and suspicious infidelities. Krueger skillfully crafts enough plot twists to keep everybody guessing through the bloody climax to the thrilling end. (Feb. 3) FYI: Krueger's most recent novel is a political thriller, Devil's Bed (2003). (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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The Corcoran O'Connor series deserves a larger audience. Cork O'Connor, former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota (he now owns a burger joint called Sam's Place), is one of crime fiction's more interesting series leads, andrueger's dead-on depiction of a rural American town is as vivid and realistic as any in the genre. This time out, Cork gets involved in the investigation of a young woman's murder and, as usual, must rely on his own investigative experience to do what the authorities can't: solve the case. But the mystery is only part of the draw here. What sets the novel (and the series) apart from the rank-and-file is the wayrueger tells the story, layering on the details, slowly revealing the relationships between characters, parceling out information a piece at a time. In this first-rate entry in an underappreciated series,rueger does for rural Minnesota what Steven Havill does, in his Posadas County novels, for small-town New Mexico. --David Pitt Copyright 2004 Booklist