Mystery writer William Kent Krueger spoke about his novels and the publishing world during his talk at the Preston library last Tuesday evening, Nov. 13.
Mystery writer William Kent Krueger spoke about his novels and the publishing world during his talk at the Preston library last Tuesday evening, Nov. 13.
The Preston Public Library hosted a presentation by author William Kent Krueger last Tuesday evening, Nov. 13. Krueger, a New York Times best selling author, is a Minnesota mystery writer. A large crowd assembled from around the region to hear Krueger speak.

Krueger proved to be an entertaining speaker while he shared his own personal journey as an author. He effectively promoted his current and upcoming works while sharing an insight into the complicated business of the publishing world.

Krueger's mysteries are based for the most part in Northern Minnesota's Iron Range and feature the character, Cork O'Connor. An accomplished storyteller, Kruger achieves in his novels well-layered human crime stories which are located in familiar landscapes.

Praise for his books from the "Booklist" said, "Part adventure, part mystery, and all knockout thriller... Catch-your-breath suspense throughout."

Tuesday night's crowd of about 50 people was blessed with a delightful interaction with the author. Crowd members had great questions, which Krueger fielded with a comfortable openness. The author sold and signed books following his talk.

The free program was made possible as part of the Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) Mystery Tour and was co-sponsored by the Preston Area Arts Council. This project was funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.