28 August 2012

Today's Read: Trickster's Point by William Kent Krueger

What would you do if you were the prime suspect in the murder of your best friend? Cork O'Connor, no stranger to death or crime, must first face his own demons before he can find the true killer.

Although science said otherwise, Cork knew absolutely that the human heart was enormous. Inside that organ, which was only the size of man's fist, was enough room to fit everything a person could possibly love, and then some. Cork's own heart held more treasures than he could easily name. But one that always stood in the forefront was Sam's Place. (p. 16)
Trickster's Point by William Kent Krueger (Simon & Schuster / Atria Books, 2012; quote from uncorrected proofs)

Quick Facts
  • Setting: Tamarack County, northern Minnesota
  • Circumstances: Cork O'Connor's good friend Jubal Little dies with one of Cork's arrows through his heart; Cork must clear his name
  • Characters: Jubal Little, the victim; Cork O'Connor, the former sheriff and primary suspect; their friends and family from their childhoods to the present
  • Extras: Native American lore, beautifully written descriptions of the north country; politics
  • Genre: mystery; 12th in series (can possibly be read as standalone)
  • More on the series: I featured this series as part of Jen from Jen's Book Thoughts Detectives Around the World feature in 2010. Check my review of Purgatory Ridge and my post about O'Connor's Minnesota (including a recipe!).

24 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow 8/28/12, 8:20 AM  

I love the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

Juli Rahel 8/28/12, 8:31 AM  

This one sounds great and I love the description of the heart, it's very romantic and sweet. :) Thanks for sharing.
My Teaser
Juli @ Universe in Words

Irish 8/28/12, 9:33 AM  

I love the thoughts expressed in this teaser...and this book sounds really interesting. Adding it to my list of books to read once I perfect cloning and can read ALL THE BOOKS!

My Tuesday Teaser is here.

Daryl 8/28/12, 9:43 AM  

interesting .. i am hooked on Longmire the TV show and plan on reading those books so this will have to wait .. thanks!

Nise' 8/28/12, 10:23 AM  

I have not heard of this series!

Julie P. 8/28/12, 10:32 AM  

I haven't read any of these but I will definitely keep them in mind for a future Mystery Mondays post.

Alice Audrey 8/28/12, 10:41 AM  

Sam's place? I take it Sam is the dead friend.

Great teaser.

Sandy Nawrot 8/28/12, 12:06 PM  

I swear, mystery series are going to be my undoing!

Sandy Nachlinger 8/28/12, 12:32 PM  

I love a character with a big heart, and Cork seems to have one. The plot sounds intriguing too. Good teaser.
My teaser is from LIES THAT BIND by Delinda McCann.

Lisa-Marie Jordan 8/28/12, 12:45 PM  

That sounds like a good book!

Karen and Gerard 8/28/12, 12:48 PM  

Interesting thought on the size of the heart!

Thanks for stopping by earlier!

Zibilee 8/28/12, 1:24 PM  

I really liked that quite, but it was the premise of the book that really got to me. I can't imagine ever being in that situation, but I think it would be really intriguing to read about!

Karen B 8/28/12, 3:24 PM  

This is one of my favorite series! I live in MN and can relate to so much of the background, locations, etc.

bermudaonion 8/28/12, 4:39 PM  

It would be awful to be mourning and trying to defend yourself at the same time. This sounds like a great series!

Cyn 8/28/12, 7:39 PM  

I love the mix of science and love in that teaser!
and thanks for swinging by my teaser at bookmunchies :)

Cyn 8/28/12, 7:39 PM  
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Andrea @The Bookish Babes 8/28/12, 10:33 PM  

Nice teaser. I hope you're enjoying the book. Thanks for sharing!

Shelley Munro 8/28/12, 10:36 PM  

That's a nice teaser, and an original way of looking at love.

Andrea @The Bookish Babes 8/28/12, 10:36 PM  

Nice teaser. I hope you're enjoying the book. Thanks for sharing!

Mardel 8/29/12, 3:17 AM  

Interesting teaser. Sounds like a good book. (thanks for visiting my blog)

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