William Kent Krueger Books In Order

William Kent Krueger is an American novelist known for his series of books centered around Cork O’Connor, a former sheriff of Tamarack County, Minnesota. His books are often described as richly textured mysteries that explore both the beauty of the natural world and the depths of human relationships. Krueger has written over 16 books in his Cork O’Connor series, as well as several stand-alone novels.

1. Iron Lake (1998): Iron Lake is the first novel in the Cork O’Connor series. In this book, Cork is a former sheriff living in small-town Minnesota who is drawn back into his old job after a young woman is found dead in the icy waters of Iron Lake. This novel introduces readers to Cork, his family, and the town of Aurora, Minnesota.

2. Boundary Waters (2000): In this second book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl in the Boundary Waters region of Minnesota. Along the way, he discovers a complex web of secrets that lead him to a shocking truth.

3. Purgatory Ridge (2002): In this third book in the Cork O’Connor series, a fire devastates the town of Aurora and Cork is asked to investigate the cause. As he digs deeper into the investigation, he uncovers a dark secret that puts his family in danger.

4. Blood Hollow (2004): In Blood Hollow, the fourth book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate the murder of a young girl in a small town. As he investigates, he discovers a connection to an old enemy and realizes that he may have to risk his own life to save those he loves.

5. Mercy Falls (2005): In this fifth book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate the death of a young girl in a nearby town. As he follows the clues, he discovers a hidden family secret that could have devastating consequences.

6. Copper River (2006): In Copper River, the sixth book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate the murder of a Native American man. As he follows the clues, he discovers a conspiracy that could have far-reaching consequences.

7. Heaven’s Keep (2008): In Heaven’s Keep, the seventh book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate a plane crash that happened years earlier. As he investigates, he discovers a connection to an old enemy and must confront his own dark past in order to save those he loves.

8. Vermilion Drift (2010): In Vermilion Drift, the eighth book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate the murder of a young girl in a nearby town. As he follows the clues, he discovers a secret that could have devastating consequences.

9. Northwest Angle (2011): In Northwest Angle, the ninth book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate the death of a young girl in a nearby town. As he investigates, he discovers a connection to an old enemy and must confront his own dark past in order to save those he loves.

10. Trickster’s Point (2013): In Trickster’s Point, the tenth book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl. As he follows the clues, he discovers a hidden family secret that could have far-reaching consequences.

11. Tamarack County (2015): In Tamarack County, the eleventh book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in the nearby town of Aurora. As he follows the clues, he discovers a complex web of secrets that lead him to a shocking truth.

12. Manitou Canyon (2016): In Manitou Canyon, the twelfth book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate a missing person case in the remote wilderness of Minnesota. As he follows the clues, he discovers a connection to an old enemy and must confront his own dark past in order to save those he loves.

13. Sulfur Springs (2017): In Sulfur Springs, the thirteenth book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate a murder on the Mexican border. As he follows the clues, he discovers a connection to an old enemy and must confront his own dark past in order to save those he loves.

14. Desolation Mountain (2018): In Desolation Mountain, the fourteenth book in the Cork O’Connor series, Cork is asked to investigate a plane crash in the remote woods of northern Minnesota. As he follows the clues, he discovers a conspiracy that could have far-reaching consequences.

15. This Tender Land (2019): This Tender Land is a standalone novel set in 1932 in the Midwest. In this story, four orphans