Cork O’Connor is a fictional character created by American author William Kent Krueger who is featured in a series of mystery novels. Despite the very Irish name, Cork is only half-Irish; the other half being Ojibwe. The series is set in Northern Minnesota, which is an area of largely mixed heritage.

The first Cork O’Connor book, Iron Lake, was published in 1998. Since then, Krueger has come out with approximately one new book in the series every year. Below is the recommended reading order of William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor series:

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