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Cold Skies

A DreadfulWater Mystery

by Thomas King

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ISBN:9781443455152
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Thumps DreadfulWater has finally found some peace and quiet. His past as a California cop now far behind him, he’s living out his retirement as a fine-arts photographer in the small town of Chinook. His health isn’t great, and he could use a new stove, but as long as he’s got his cat and a halfway decent plate of eggs, life is good.

All that changes when a body turns up on the eve of a major water conference and the understaffed sheriff’s department turns to Thumps for help. Thumps wants none of it, but even he is intrigued when he learns the deceased was developing a new technology that could revolutionize water and oil drilling . . . and that could also lose some very powerful people a lot of money. As strangers begin to pour into Chinook for the conference, Thumps finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into a conflict between secretive players who will kill to get what they want.

In Cold Skies, the sly, wry, reluctant investigator of DreadfulWater and The Red Power Murders returns for another irresistible mystery that only Thomas King could tell.

About the Author

Thomas King

THOMAS KING is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water; One Good Story, That One; and A Short History of Indians in Canada. The Inconvenient Indian, a work of non-fiction, won several national prizes and was described by Joseph Boyden as “destined to become a classic of historical narrative.” A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriinal Achievement Foundation, Thomas King taught at the University of Lethbridge and was chair of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota before moving to the University of Guelph, where he ran the Native Studies program. A Matter of Malice is the third novel in Thomas King’s DreadfulWater series.

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Editorial Reviews

“Wry wit, clever writing, amusing characters. . . . [Readers] are going to love sharing this adventure with Thumps DreadfulWater.”

— Tony Hillerman

“Let’s hope that DreadfulWater shows up again and again.”

— Books in Canada

“Even armchair sleuths who can see the solution from a mile away will appreciate GoodWeather’s unerring knack for converting social, racial, and economic conflict into blissful farce.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“The characters are really clever. . . . The dialogue is crisp and just begs to head to the screen.”

— The Globe and Mail

“Whimsical and wry, large-hearted and at times laugh out loud funny, but with an underlying gravitas and significance.”

— Quill & Quire

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