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The local sheriff near Lake of the Woods who is responsible for investigating Kathy’s disappearance. Lux remains largely neutral during his investigation, especially when compared with his colleague, Vincent Pearson. Nevertheless, he seems to become suspicious of John’s role in Kathy’s disappearance toward the end of the novel, and obtains a court order allowing him to dig up the land around John’s cottage in the hopes of finding Kathy’s body.
The timeline below shows where the character Sheriff Arthur J. Lux appears in In the Lake of the Woods. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6: Evidence
...good teakettle. Vincent Pearson, a part-time detective, insists that John “did something ugly,” but Arthur Lux, the sheriff, insists that Vincent is only a “theory man”—Arthur, who deals in facts, concludes... (full context)
Chapter 15: What the Questions Were
Chapter 19: What Was Found
Chapter 23: Where They Looked
Chapter 25: Evidence
...Rasmussen insists that John didn’t kill Kathy, because he loved her—just like Claude loves Ruth. Lux insists that he doesn’t make guesses. Colonel William V. Wilson says that he wishes “this... (full context)
Chapter 28: How He Went Away
Chapter 30: Evidence
...maps John bought, and argues that John wouldn’t have killed himself after buying such things. Lux notes that John didn’t leave a will, and that he didn’t seem particularly upset after... (full context)