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Turtle Town to host bestselling writer William Kent Krueger on Aug. 20

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Turtle Town Books & Gifts of Nisswa will hold a book signing with William Kent Krueger, an award-winning mystery writer, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. Krueger will sign his latest book, "Windigo Island," to be released Aug. 19.

Krueger is best known for his mystery series set on the Iron Range in Minnesota. Cork O'Connor stars in this series as the former sheriff of Tamarack County. When the body of a teenage girl washes up on the shore of a malevolent place the local Ojibwe call Windigo Island, Cork's old friend, Henry Meloux, asks him to investigate. Because the safety of Meloux's family is at stake, Cork agrees. Very soon, he finds himself pursued by monsters both mythic and all too real, and the net of danger quickly widens to fall across Cork and his own family as well.

Last year Krueger released "Ordinary Grace," a departure from the Cork O'Connor series. "Ordinary Grace" earned Krueger several notable awards, among them the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award and the Edgar Award.

Currently Krueger is at work on what will be his 17th published novel. Called "This Tender Land," it's a companion novel to "Ordinary Grace." Like that work, it's set in southern Minnesota in an earlier time, the summer of 1958. It's tentatively scheduled to be released in the spring of 2016.

Krueger lives in St. Paul with his wife and two children.

To ensure you can get a copy of Krueger's book before the event, call Turtle Town Books & Gifts at 218-963-4891 and reserve a copy no later than Thursday, Aug. 14. If you cannot attend the event but would like a signed copy of the book, call Turtle Town.