DreadfulWater

DreadfulWater

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 is a catchy, clever read.

Title:DreadfulWater
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781443455374
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    DreadfulWater Reviews

  • Wanda

    A delightful mystery, written by one of my favourite writers, Thomas King, under his silly pseudonym Hartley GoodWeather. He was obviously having fun with this mystery novel and indulging his wonderfu...

  • Mary Anne

    This is a very comfortable read. A perfect cozy mystery, this is set on a reservation, complete with trailer park graveyard. Slip on your slippers, sip an herbal tea, and enjoy a book with murder, hum...

  • Heather

    Thomas King being literary-goofy (writing under a pseudonym) apparently so that he can use phrases like, "He was as romantic as a used kleenex." (ha ha) A quick, light read with lots of funny parts, a...

  • Tina Siegel

    Im torn between my fealty to Thomas King and my obligation to be honest, because I did not love this book.DreadfulWater is the first in a mystery series featuring retired-cop-turned-photographer-turne...

  • Roderick Mcgillis

    I ought to say that I am not a reader of mystery books; however, I can see that this is something of a parody. Parody or not, the book has its merits. I suspect it has a connection with the work of To...

  • Jane Mulkewich

    I read the second book in this series first, and now I have read the first book second. I am really getting into the Thumps DreadfulWater character. As I have said before, I enjoy Thomas King's writin...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian

    A great whodunit with a firm tongue-in-cheek touch!...

  • Barbara Kyle

    This first book in Thomas King's "DreadfulWater" mystery series - I believe there are now four - is a winner. Thumps DreadfulWater is a Cherokee ex-cop from California trying to make a living as a pho...

  • Ron

    This is detective fiction told with tongue firmly in cheek. Unlike Tony Hillerman, whose fictional Navajo world is set with both feet squarely in the real one (you can follow the movements of his char...

  • Alan Teder

    Cozy Western MysteryReview of the 2017 reissue of "DreadfulWater Shows Up" (2002)Thomas King has recently rebooted his DreadfulWater amateur detective series with "Cold Skies: A DreadfulWater Mystery"...