Cork Oconnor Books In Order

Introduction: William Kent Krueger is an American author of mystery novels set in the American Midwest. He is best known for his series of books featuring Cork O’Connor, a former sheriff of a small town in northern Minnesota.

1. Iron Lake (1998): This is the first book in the Cork O’Connor series. It follows O’Connor as he investigates the murder of an Indian woman and uncovers a web of corruption in his small town.

2. Boundary Waters (1999): In this book, O’Connor is hired to locate a missing girl who disappeared in the Boundary Waters, a wild area of Minnesota. He discovers the truth about the girl’s disappearance and uncovers a secret that could destroy his town.

3. Purgatory Ridge (2001): In this book, O’Connor investigates the murder of a logger and discovers a conspiracy involving illegal logging in his beloved northern Minnesota woods.

4. Blood Hollow (2004): In Blood Hollow, O’Connor investigates the murder of a young girl and discovers secrets about his town’s dark past.

5. Mercy Falls (2007): In this book, O’Connor is asked to investigate the death of a young girl who is found dead in Mercy Falls, a small town in northern Minnesota. He discovers secrets about his past and his town’s history.

6. Copper River (2009): In this book, O’Connor investigates the murder of a wealthy family in Copper River, Minnesota. He discovers a web of corruption and a long-buried secret that could have devastating consequences for his town.

7. Thunder Bay (2011): In Thunder Bay, O’Connor investigates the murder of his former partner and is drawn into a web of murder and deceit.

8. Red Knife (2013): In Red Knife, O’Connor investigates a series of murders that are connected to a Native American gang. He discovers a dark secret that could threaten his town and his family.

9. Tamarack County (2015): In this book, O’Connor investigates the murder of a wealthy man in Tamarack County, Minnesota. He discovers a web of secrets and lies that could have devastating consequences for his town.

10. Windigo Island (2017): In Windigo Island, O’Connor is sent to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl on Windigo Island, a remote island in northern Minnesota. He discovers a dark secret that could put his family in danger.

11. This Tender Land (2019): This book is not part of the Cork O’Connor series, but follows four children who escape a Minnesota boarding school and embark on a journey down the Mississippi River in search of a new home.