Thomas King

Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, script writer and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. His critically acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River, A Short History of Indians in Canada, and Green Grass, Running Water. The Inconvenient Indian, a work of non-fiction, was a finalist for the 2015 Canada Reads Award and the 2013 Trillium award, and won several national prizes, including the 2015 CBC Bookie Award, the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, and the 2013 Canadian Booksellers Association Non-Fiction Book of the Year. He is a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation. He has taught at the University of Lethbridge, University of Minnesota, and most recently, the University of Guelph. His most recent book, Cold Skies, is the third in the DreadfulWater Mystery series.

Cold Skies


In Cold Skies investigator Thumps DreadfulWater has retired from California to the small town of Chinook, where he spends his time as a fine-arts photographer. He is enjoying the peace and quiet until a body turns up on the eve of a major water conference and Thumps is asked by the understaffed sheriff’s department to help.