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If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback globeandmail. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters globeandmail. Comments are closed. Thumps DreadfulWater, an ex-California cop and a Cherokee Indian, ekes out a living as a photographer in the little Pacific Northwest community of Chinook.
A self-described "self-unemployed" fine arts photographer, he also does crime scene photography for the local police on occasion. When a murder victim turns up in a condo of the tribe's new Buffalo Mountain Resort casino complex that's getting ready for its grand opening, a reluctant Thumps soon finds himself looking for his sometime girlfriend's hotheaded son, a prime suspect.
King's wry humor "Thumps liked women who knew what they wanted, but King's quirky characters play some lively variations on familiar stereotypes, from the wise Indian sage who always knows when to expect visitors to the lady coroner who refers to the morgue as her "kitchen.
Readers who'd like to see more of Thumps and the denizens of Chinook will be pleased to note several clues suggestive of a sequel. DreadfulWater Shows Up While neither the writing nor the plot is exceptional, they're both wholly adequate, with room to grow and the potential to deepen and develop. The cast of small-town characters is believable if not totally fleshed out. Although thin, the linear plot is well thought-out, with a credible twist and unusual untidy ending. Thumps is clearly set up to become a series character, and I suspect, quite a popular one among the soft-boiled mystery reading set.
He's quirky enough to be memorable and his self-deprecating persona is endearing.
Review: A Matter of Malice is an engaging mystery novel with memorable characters
With energy and verve and a very special voice, Thomas King and Hartley GoodWeather create an engaging and original pageturner that zings with memorable characters and biting social commentary. DreadfulWater Shows Up is another in his long list of accomplishments as one of Canada's premier fiction writers. Do yourself a favour and pick up either this book or anyone of his others, sit back all comfortable like, and listen to a good story. Free shipping on all orders over Hartley GoodWeather comes a stylish mystery debut featuring exCalifornia cop Thumps DreadfulWater, a smart and savvy Cherokee Indian blessed with a killer wit.