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DreadfulWater

A DreadfulWater Mystery

by Thomas King

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list price: $18.99
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category: Fiction
published: Oct 2017
ISBN:9781443455374
publisher: HarperCollins
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The award-winning, bestselling author of The Back of the Turtle and The Inconvenient Indian masters the comic mystery novel in this series opener, starring ex-cop Thumps DreadfulWater

Thumps DreadfulWater is a Cherokee ex-cop trying to make a living as a photographer in the small town of Chinook, somewhere in the northwestern United States. But he doesn’t count on snapping shots of a dead body languishing in a newly completed luxury condo resort built by the local Indian band. It’s a mystery that Thumps can’t help getting involved in, especially when he realizes the number one suspect is Stick Merchant, anti-condo protester and wayward son of Claire Merchant, head of the tribal council and DreadfulWater’s sometimes lover. Smart and savvy, blessed with a killer dry wit and a penchant for self-deprecating humour, DreadfulWater just can’t manage to shed his California cop skin. Before long, he is deeply entangled in the mystery and has his work cut out for him.

A novel that will appeal to mystery fans as well as Thomas King’s loyal audience, DreadfulWater Shows Up is a catchy, clever read.

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, A Short History of Indians in Canada, and most recently The Back of the Turtle, which won the 2014 Governor General’s Award. 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 Aboriginal Foundation, Thomas King has 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 taught Indigenous Literature and Creative Writing. A Matter of Malice is the fourth 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

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

— The Globe and Mail

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

— Books in Canada

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