DreadfulWater Shows Up: A Dreadfulwater Mystery by Thomas KingDreadfulWater Shows Up: A Dreadfulwater Mystery by Thomas King

DreadfulWater Shows Up: A Dreadfulwater Mystery

byThomas King

Paperback | November 3, 2003

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The award-winning, bestselling author of The Back of the Turtle and The Inconvenient Indian masters the comic mystery novel in this series opener, starring ex-cop Thumps DreadfulWater

Thumps DreadfulWater is a Cherokee ex-cop trying to make a living as a photographer in the small town of Chinook, somewhere in the northwestern United States. But he doesn’t count on snapping shots of a dead body languishing in a newly completed luxury condo resort built by the local Indian band. It’s a mystery that Thumps can’t help getting involved in, especially when he realizes the number one suspect is Stick Merchant, anti-condo protester and wayward son of Claire Merchant, head of the tribal council and DreadfulWater’s sometimes lover. Smart and savvy, blessed with a killer dry wit and a penchant for self-deprecating humour, DreadfulWater just can’t manage to shed his California cop skin. Before long, he is deeply entangled in the mystery and has his work cut out for him.

A novel that will appeal to mystery fans as well as Thomas King’s loyal audience, DreadfulWater Shows Up is a catchy, clever read.

THOMAS KING is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, children’s writer, scriptwriter and photographer. His previous short story collection, One Good Story, That One, was a Canadian bestseller, as were The Truth About Stories (Massey Lecture) andGreen Grass, Running Water (Canada Reads). Recently appointed to the Order of Cana...
Title:DreadfulWater Shows Up: A Dreadfulwater MysteryFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 3, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006391796

ISBN - 13:9780006391791


Editorial Reviews

“Wry wit, clever writing, amusing characters. . . . [Readers] are going to love sharing this adventure with Thumps DreadfulWater.”