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By BOB ANDELMAN
Mr. Media® Radio
Don?t you love it when a friend recommends a book and it turns out he was right?
That?s how I got turned on to William Kent Krueger?s new book, Vermilion Drift. A friend knew I would love a good mystery and said, ?Read this.?
I won?t lie?it took me a little while to cotton to the gentle pacing and subtleties of Krueger?s book. There is little Wham! Bam! action, although there is some menacing behavior. So I read it a little at a time until I was halfway through. All at once I just sort of got it, if you know what I mean, and I couldn?t put it down until I got to the end.
(Okay, I did pause long enough to invite the author to be a guest on Mr. Media®.)
When I was done, I learned this is actually the 10th in a series of mysteries featuring Krueger?s quiet, thoughtful hero, Cork O?Connor. That surprised me only in that I didn?t feel like I was jumping on a moving train when I started the book. And now I want to go back and start the series from the beginning.
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WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER audio excerpt: "There are people who read a particular series because they know what to expect. They like that comfort level. That interests me not at all. What I have always tried to offer the reader is a new wine each time. It's all made from grapes, but the subtleties, the nuances, change from book to book to book. The stories and themes I deal with change."
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including 'The Profiler' with Pat Brown, 'Built From Scratch' with the founders of The Home Depot, and 'Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.' ? Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.
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