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Cold Skies: A DreadfulWater Mystery Hardcover – May 22 2018

4.3 4.3 out of 5 stars 134 ratings

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“Whimsical and wry, large-hearted and at times laugh out loud funny, but with an underlying gravitas and significance.” -- Quill & Quire

“The characters are really clever. . . . The dialogue is crisp and just begs to head to the screen.” -- The Globe and Mail

“Let’s hope that DreadfulWater shows up again and again.” -- Books in Canada

“Even armchair sleuths who can see the solution from a mile away will appreciate GoodWeather’s unerring knack for converting social, racial, and economic conflict into blissful farce.” --
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“Wry wit, clever writing, amusing characters. . . . [Readers] are going to love sharing this adventure with Thumps DreadfulWater.” -- Tony Hillerman

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Cherokee ex-cop Thumps DreadfulWater is feeling lethargic. He’s tired of work, he’s tired of Chinook and the people in it, and most of all, he’s tired of their questions: Why is he always so tired? Is he depressed? Does he have diabetes? A thyroid condition? Cancer?

It would be great, Thumps thinks, if they would all mind their own business. Especially Sheriff Duke Hockney, who asks Thumps to fill in as sheriff while Hockney is away.

When a body is found in an airport rental car, Thumps soon has questions of his own and more business he doesn’t want. Before long, two bodies have gone cold in Chinook, and the case is just starting to heat up.

Thumps finds out there’s a lot of buzz around the water conference being held in town. As it turns out, both of the deceased worked for Orion Technologies, a company developing a revolutionary method for extracting fresh water from hidden reservoirs. The technology is new, but could it be so valuable that someone would kill for it? It’s up to Thumps DreadfulWater to find out.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins Publishers (May 22 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 464 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 144345706X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1443457064
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 627 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 3.58 x 22.86 cm
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Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, and photographer. His many books include the novels Medicine River; Green Grass, Running Water; Truth and Bright Water; two short story collections, One Good Story, That One (Minnesota, 2013) and A Short History of Indians in Canada (Minnesota, 2013); nonfiction, The Truth About Stories (Minnesota, 2005); and the children's books A Coyote Columbus Story, Coyote Sings to the Moon, Coyote's New Suit, and A Coyote Solstice Tale. King edited the literary anthology All My Relations and wrote and starred in the popular CBC radio series, The Dead Dog Café. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award (2003), and was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2004. He has taught Native literature and history and creative writing at the University of Lethbridge, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Guelph and is now retired and lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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