The Red Power Murders

A DreadfulWater Mystery

by Thomas King

On Sale: 08/04/2015

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The Red Power Murders

A DreadfulWater Mystery

by Thomas King

On Sale: 08/04/2015

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About the Book

From the bestselling author of The Back of the Turtle and The Inconvenient Indian comes a wry and irreverent mystery

Thumps DreadfulWater has never liked surprises—even the good ones are annoying. So it’s no shock that a string of seemingly random occurrences is causing Thumps some real discomfort. First Noah Ridge, the Red Power Native activist, arrives in Thumps’ sleepy town of Chinook. Then the body of a retired FBI agent turns up at the local Holiday Inn. In the background hovers the ghostly presence of Lucy Kettle, second-in-charge of the Red Power movement, a tough woman in a tough place until her disappearance years ago. Now the sheriff wants Thumps to trade in his photography gig for a temporary cop beat. And it won’t be over, Thumps soon realizes, until everyone’s dead—or famous.

Hailed by critics in his first appearance, Cherokee ex-cop Thumps DreadfulWater is back in rumpled but razor-sharp form, doing his laconic, comic best to avoid trouble—and catch the bad guys. Bestselling writer Thomas King has penned a second entertaining DreadfulWater mystery, injected with the author’s characteristic dry wit and biting social commentary.

 

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Critical Praise

“”The writing is feisty and fast . . . King is having fun here . . . Mark Twain was of the opinion that the truth was the funniest joke in the world. All good satire springs from that notion, and this book qualifies as such.” - 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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443449007
  • ISBN 10: 1443449008
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 08/04/2015
  • Pages: 328
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

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