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DreadfulWater

DreadfulWater

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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.

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Critical Praise

“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

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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443455374
  • ISBN 10: 1443455377
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 10/17/2017
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: 18.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal

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