Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger

Fox Creek is the 2022 book in the Cork O’Connor series set in Minnesota.

I’ve read them all — and now have to wait at least a year for the next to arrive.

My favourite character is Henry Meloux, the Ojibwe healer who is well over 100-years-old.

Each book, we fear might be his last.

Fox Creek follows Henry non-stop for the first half of the book — so is excellent.

The second half tries to wind-up the mystery. And is less good.

Too convoluted. Too many characters.

Krueger:

“It’s really Henry’s book, although he is not the one speaking,” Krueger said in a recent interview.

… The last contemporary novel in 2019 left Henry in a precarious situation. Both he and Stephen had envisioned his death. I had to think about what I would do with that.”

Krueger said this book needed to focus on Henry, but he had never told a story from Henry’s perspective. To do that, Krueger uses other characters to unfold the mystery and describe their connections to Henry. …

19 books into Cork series, and author says he’s still growing

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