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The William Kent Krueger Collection #2

Blood Hollow, Mercy Falls, and Copper River

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Three unforgettable Cork O’Connor mysteries in one thrilling collection!

Blood Hollow: When the corpse of a beautiful high school student is discovered after her disappearance on New Year's Eve, all evidence points to her boyfriend, local bad boy Solemn Winter Moon. Despite Solemn's self-incriminating decision to go into hiding, Cork O'Connor, Aurora, Minnesota's former sheriff, isn't about to hang the crime on a kid he's convinced is innocent. In an uphill battle to clear Solemn's name, Cork encounters no shortage of adversity.

Mercy Falls: Sheriff Cork O’Connor is called to investigate a mutilated body found perched above the raging waters of Mercy Falls. The victim is Eddie Jacoby, a Chicago businessman involved in negotiating an unpopular contract between his management firm and the local Indian casino. Sparks fly when the wealthy Jacoby family hires a beautiful investigator to consult on the case. But once Cork discovers ties between one of the Jacoby sons and his own wife, Jo, he begins to suspect that the events in Aurora have a darker, more personal motive than he could ever have imagined.

Copper River: Sheriff Cork O’Connor is running for his life from professional hit men who have already put a bullet through his leg. Desperate, he finds sanctuary outside a small town called Bodine on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in an old resort owned by his cousin, a bitter widow whose husband may have been killed by cops. When the body of a young girl surfaces along the banks of the Copper River and another teenager vanishes, Cork must choose between helping to solve these deadly mysteries and thwarting the hit men who draw closer to him with every hour.

About The Author

Diane Krueger

William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of The River We Remember, This Tender LandOrdinary Grace (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), and the original audio novella The Levee, as well as nineteen acclaimed books in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, including Lightning Strike and Fox Creek. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (July 16, 2013)
  • Length: 1040 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451690484

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Raves and Reviews

"Heart-stopping.... Krueger is at the top of his form." --

– St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Superb. . . . Blood Hollow's twists continue to surprise even to the last line.”

– Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

"Krueger has moved to the head of the crime fiction class with this one."

– Chicago Sun-Times

“Cork O' one of those hometown heroes you rarely see...someone so decent and true, he might restore his town's battered faith in the old values.”

– The New York Times Book Review

"Smart and satisfying."

– Booklist

“Copper River, like each of the previous entries in the Cork O'Connor series, is a riveting thriller rich in character, incident, insight, textured plotting, and evocative prose that captures the lore and rhythms of life -- and the pain and sadness of death -- in America's heartland. It's a novel to be savored, and one that makes the reader eager for the next installment. William Kent Krueger may just be the best pure suspense novelist working today.”

– Bill Pronzini, author of the Nameless Detective series and Blue Lonesome

“In Copper River William Kent Krueger draws a powerful portrait of lost children caught in a culture that is indifferent to them. From the very first chapter, a scene of harsh beauty and shocking malevolence, we're on that train, and we don't get off until he decides to let us go. Krueger has an ability to pit the splendor of the environment against the violent and dangerous world of human beings. There is spirit in all things, he says. Be aware that nature can and will exact its own vengeance. Don't misuse power, and don't misjudge the natural world. Always remember that 'in the absence of wind, the grass still trembles.”

– Judith Guest, author of Ordinary People and The Tarnished Eye

"Believable, complicated characters and strong writing. . . . Sympathetic and moving."

– Minneapolis Star Tribune

“This series gets darker and more elegantly written with every book.”

– Booklist

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