William Kent Krueger (known to his friends as “Kent”) is an American novelist of crime fiction. Kent is best known for writing novels featuring Cork O’Connor, who is half-Irish, half-Ojibwe. His novels are set in Minnesota, where Krueger himself lives. The setting of these novels is of great importance to the series.

Krueger’s first novel was Iron Lake, the first Cork O’Connor novel, and was published in 1998. Since then, his entire bibliography consists of Cork O’Connor books and are published at the rate of about once a year. Below is a list of William Kent Krueger’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Cork O’Connor Books


Iron Lake(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boundary Waters(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Purgatory Ridge(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Hollow(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mercy Falls(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Copper River(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thunder Bay(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Knife(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heaven's Keep(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vermillion Drift(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Northwest Angle(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trickster's Point(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tamarack County(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Windigo Island(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Devil's Bed(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ordinary Grace(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The William Kent Krueger Reader's Companion(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Writing Murder: A Basic Guide to Writing Mystery Novels (2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Writing Murder: A Basic Guide to Writing Mystery Novels was written with 14 other authors.

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