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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Godel Memorial-Warren Library KRU (Text) 35500006703597 New Checked out 10/04/2023
Greenbush Public Library KRU (Text) 35500006704207 New Checked out 10/04/2023
Hallock Public Library KRU (Text) 35500006704090 New Checked out 10/04/2023
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Warroad Public Library KRU (Text) 35500006704199 New Checked out 10/07/2023
Bagley Public Library KRU (Text) 33500013865670 New Checked out 09/30/2023
Crookston Public Library KRU (Text) 33500013865688 New Checked out 10/06/2023
Detroit Lakes Public Library KRU (Text) 33500013865654 New Checked out 10/05/2023
Detroit Lakes Public Library KRU (Text) 33500013865662 New Checked out 09/30/2023
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  • ISBN: 9781982179212
  • ISBN: 198217921X
  • Physical Description: 421 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2023.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0

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On Memorial Day, as the people of Jewel, Minnesota gather to remember and honor the sacrifice of so many sons in the wars of the past, the half-clothed body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. Investigation of the murder falls to Sheriff Brody Dern, a highly decorated war hero who still carries the physical and emotional scars from his military service. Even before Dern has the results of the autopsy, vicious rumors begin to circulate that the killer must be Noah Bluestone, a Native American WWII veteran who has recently returned to Jewel with a Japanese wife. As suspicions and accusations mount and the town teeters on the edge of more violence, Dern struggles not only to find the truth of Quinn's murder but also put to rest the demons from his own past. Caught up in the torrent of anger that sweeps through Jewel are a war widow and her adolescent son, the intrepid publisher of the local newspaper, an aging deputy, and a crusading female lawyer, all of whom struggle with their own tragic histories and harbor secrets that Quinn's death threatens to expose.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 August #1
    *Starred Review* Krueger, author of the Cork O'Connor mysteries and recipient of an Edgar Award for his 2013 novel Ordinary Grace, has crafted an absorbing standalone mystery in which he combines nostalgic settings with depictions of the lingering hardships and traumas of war and the home front (including farm labor) in the decade after WWII. Set in 1958 in the fictional town of Jewel, on the banks of the Alabaster River in southern Minnesota, Memorial Day festivities end when the body of the town's richest and most hated citizen, Jimmy Quinn, is found shot and floating in the river, his clothes and a gun on the riverbank. Sheriff Brody Dern, a WWII vet tortured by guilt about his war experiences, must determine if Jimmy's death was suicide, accident, or murder. Immediately, suspects abound, but townspeople are quick to blame a Native American man who worked for Jimmy. Krueger constructs a sort of Mayberry noir: the sheriff's department consists of one room with six cells attached, and a neighbor lady brings home-cooked meals for both the sheriff and the inmates. The narrative shuttles between a longing for this lost time and recognition that postwar America was filled with shattered veterans and war widows. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of The River We Remember, This Tender Land, Ordinary Grace (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), and the original audio novella The Levee, as well as nineteen acclaimed books in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, including Lightning Strike and Fox Creek. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at

Subject: Sheriffs > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Minnesota > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Fiction.
Psychic trauma > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Veterans > Fiction.
Memorial Day > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 4 of 200 Preferred library: Northwest Regional Library?

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