The Red Power Murders: A DreadfulWater Mystery

March 20, 2006|
The Red Power Murders: A DreadfulWater Mystery by Thomas King
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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.


THOMAS KING is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, children’s writer, scriptwriter and photographer. Recently appointed to the Order of Canada, Thomas King has been recognized with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western American Literary Association. He is a professor of Eng...
Title:The Red Power Murders: A DreadfulWater MysteryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006395511

ISBN - 13:9780006395515

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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