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Dreadful Water Shows Up

(2002)
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From award-winning literary author Thomas King (aka Hartley GoodWeather) comes a stylish mystery debut featuring ex-California cop Thumps DreadfulWater, a smart and savvy Cherokee Indian whose witty exterior belies a clever, stubborn sleuth.

With his cop life officially behind him, Thumps now makes his living as a fine-arts photographer in Chinook -- a western town snuggled up against a reservation that's struggling for economic independence via investment in a glitzy new resort and casino complex called Buffalo Mountain. It's a slow-paced, good life for Thumps and his eccentric cat, Freeway. Most of the time. But when a dead body turns up in one of the just-completed luxury condos, things change fast -- and not for the better. Photographing corpses is not part of Thumps's master plan.

He can't help getting involved, especially when he realizes that the number one suspect is Stanley "Stick" Merchant, anticondo protestor and wayward son of Claire Merchant, head of the tribal council and Thumps's onetime love. If it affects Claire, it affects Thumps.

It seems that Stick disappeared just about the time of the murder. Coincidence? Or just bad timing? Thumps knows that the police often shoot smart-ass teenagers first and ask questions later. He doesn't want that to happen to Stick. But can Thumps find Stick in time? And can Thumps find a killer before a killer finds Thumps?

DreadfulWater Shows Up marks the arrival of a detective with a difference. With energy and verve and a very special voice, Thomas King and Hartley GoodWeather create an engaging and original page-turner that zings with memorable characters and biting social commentary.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dreadful Water Shows Up
Author(s): Hartley Good Weather
ISBN: 0-7432-4392-7 / 978-0-7432-4392-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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March 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dreadful Water Shows Up
Author(s): Hartley Goodweather
ISBN: 0-00-200510-7 / 978-0-00-200510-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperFestival
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Paperback Editions

August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: DreadfulWater Shows Up: A Novel
Author(s): Hartley Goodweather
ISBN: 1-4165-7530-8 / 978-1-4165-7530-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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November 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: DreadfulWater Shows Up: A DreadfulWater Mystery
Author(s): Thomas King
ISBN: 0-00-639179-6 / 978-0-00-639179-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: DreadfulWater
Author(s): Thomas King
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA