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 part-Irish; the other part being Ojibwe. The series is set in Northern Minnesota, which is an area of largely mixed heritage.


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.