Trickster's Point by William Kent Krueger
A Novel

86%

11 Critic Reviews

...strong and memorable...it is not to be missed.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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 wilderness. With him is Jubal Little, who is favored to become the first Native American elected governor of Minnesota, and who is slowly dying with an arrow through his heart. Although the men have been bowhunting, a long-standing tradition among these two friends, this is no hunting accident. The arrow turns out to be one of Cork’s, and he becomes the primary suspect in the murder. He understands full well that he’s been set up. As he works to clear his name and track the real killer, he remembers his long, complex relationship with the tough kid who would grow up to become a professional football player, a populist politician, and the lover of the first woman to whom Cork ever gave his heart. Jubal was known by many for his passion, his loyalty, and his ambition. Only Cork knows that he was capable of murder.

Full of nail-biting suspense, plus a fascinating look into Cork’s teenage years in Aurora, a town blessed with natural beauty yet plagued by small-town feuds and heated racial tension, Trickster’s Point is a thrilling exploration of the motives, both good and ill, that lead men and women into the difficult, sometimes deadly, political arena.
 

About William Kent Krueger

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William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of twelve previous Cork O’Connor novels, including Northwest Angle and Trickster’s Point, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com.
 
Published August 21, 2012 by Atria Books. 338 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Trickster's Point
All: 11 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
on Aug 02 2012

The climactic revelations, if they aren’t exactly surprising, are as logical as they are poignant.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Aug 24 2012

...strong and memorable...it is not to be missed.

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Carolyn Haley on Aug 21 2012

William Kent Krueger’s Cork Corcoran novels can be described as “dark,” in that they are somber in tone and delve deeply into the ugly side of human nature and harshness of life.

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Star Tribune

Above average
Reviewed by JUDY ROMANOWICH SMITH on Aug 17 2012

Although the novel is part of a series, it stands well on its own; it's an absorbing plot and a rewarding read.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Jun 11 2012

Krueger’s intimate knowledge of Minnesota’s northern reaches...,ancient and modern, provide an intricate setting for this gem of a mystery.

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Denver Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Sandra Dallas on Aug 19 2012

Mystery fans can count on William Kent Krueger...for an absorbing book with lots of twists and turns.

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Blogger News Network

Good
Reviewed by Kevin Tipple on Oct 21 2012

...a complicated and often highly atmospheric read as it moves slowly forward.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Excellent
Reviewed by Jon on Aug 29 2012

Full of nail-biting suspense...Trickster’s Point is a thrilling exploration of the motives, both good and ill, that lead men and women into the difficult, sometimes deadly, political arena.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Mercy Pilkington on Aug 04 2012

I don’t really like mysteries. Basically, I just never care whodunit...Fortunately, Krueger is such a masterful storyteller that he made me care.

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Hutchinson Leader

Good
on Jan 21 2013

The book held my interest because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Lots of twists and turns with the story.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Excellent
Reviewed by P.J. Coldren on Aug 07 2012

...descriptions of Cork's world are wonderful in that the reader absorbs them without being distracted by them.

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