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.
“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