William Kent Krueger
I found this series at my local library while browsing the shelves. It’s a series of mysteries set in Northern Minnesota and features a sometimes-sheriff who is part Ojibwe.
The stories are fantastic, but it’s the characters who are the most engaging. Cork O’Connor (the sheriff) is a very devoted father who goes through some internal struggles about what he wants for himself and his family. He’s a decent, caring guy but also an excellent law enforcer.
There are a few more books in the series and I’m hoping he continues to write, since I’m really enjoying these.