The Red Power Murders: A DreadfulWater Mystery

Category: Book
By (author): King, Thomas
Series: Dreadfulwater
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 1.15in
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From The Publisher*

From the bestselling author of The Back of the Turtle and The Inconvenient Indian comes a wry and irreverent mystery

Thumps DreadfulWater has never liked surprises-even the good ones are annoying. So it's no shock that a string of seemingly random occurrences is causing Thumps some real discomfort. First Noah Ridge, the Red Power Native activist, arrives in Thumps' sleepy town of Chinook. Then the body of a retired FBI agent turns up at the local Holiday Inn. In the background hovers the ghostly presence of Lucy Kettle, second-in-charge of the Red Power movement, a tough woman in a tough place until her disappearance years ago. Now the sheriff wants Thumps to trade in his photography gig for a temporary cop beat. And it won't be over, Thumps soon realizes, until everyone's dead-or famous.

Hailed by critics in his first appearance, Cherokee ex-cop Thumps DreadfulWater is back in rumpled but razor-sharp form, doing his laconic, comic best to avoid trouble-and catch the bad guys. Bestselling writer Thomas King has penned a second entertaining DreadfulWater mystery, injected with the author's characteristic dry wit and biting social commentary.

Review Quote*""The writing is feisty and fast . . . King is having fun here . . . Mark Twain was of the opinion that the truth was the funniest joke in the world. All good satire springs from that notion, and this book qualifies as such."
Review Quote*"Whimsical and wry, large-hearted and at times laugh out loud funny, but with an underlying gravitas and significance."