Cold Skies

A DreadfulWater Mystery

by Thomas King

On Sale: 05/22/2018

Cold Skies

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Cold Skies

A DreadfulWater Mystery

by Thomas King

On Sale: 05/22/2018

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From the award-winning and #1 bestselling author of Sufferance and Indians on Vacation

When a body is found in an airport rental car, Thumps DreadfulWater learns that the deceased was developing a revolutionary technology. The technology is new, but could it be so valuable that someone would kill for it?

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 of 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 that 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 not hesitate to kill to get what they want.


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Critical Praise

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

“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

“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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443455145
  • ISBN 10: 1443455148
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 05/22/2018
  • Pages: 464
  • List Price:22.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural

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