From Craig Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel The Cold Dish, comes this enthralling Sheriff Longmire mystery. With a distinctive literary flair, Johnson leads us into the wide open space of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
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"Johnson combines a vivid sense of the dailiness of life--and the way human relationships take root in that dailiness--with a sure--handed touch for jolting both his characters and his readers out of their comfort zones and deep into harm's way. It's hard to ask for more in a literary mystery." (Booklist)
Sheriff Walt Longmire returns in his second mystery. The story begins with a Basque proverb that excellently fits this story--"A life without friends means death without company."
An old Basque woman is found dead in the assisted living center where Longmire's old boss, ex-Sheriff Lucian Connally is living. When Lucian announces that her death was not natural, no one really believes that the old woman was murdered, but of course she was. Longmire and his whole crew are instantly caught up in a very involved and intricate group of murders that eventually show their connection to the old woman and ex-Sheriff Connally.
Craig Johnson's descriptive writing builds characters and atmosphere excellently. Another winner in this Wyoming mystery series!
This is the second Walt Longmire I read, and I am head-over-heels with this series. The main character, Walt, is what initially drew me in, but with this second book I realize just how well-done the rest of the main characters are. This is a good mystery with great characters and -- as an added bonus -- an interesting voyage into Basque culture.
Craig Johnson writes good stories, good characters and good dialog. I have enjoyed every one of his books and look forward to the next one. George Guidall does his usual great job of narrating and acting the book and characters perfectly.
It's hard to pick a favorite among the Longmire series. They are all pretty unique in setting, tone and devices. But this is a really good one. Buy, Listen, Enjoy.
I listen to an average of 100 books a year, and the Longmire books are some of my most favorite! I find myself going back and relistening (they have to be fantastic for me to re-listen) time and again. George Guidall is a brilliant narrator, also one of my favorites!
Just love the narration, the whit, mystery, and charm.
I listen/read a lot of mystery books and Craig Johnson with Walt Longmire makes me think of a western Sam Spade.
Has to be Walt Lonmire.
It's all just a great story.
Personal, intuitive, and a fun read/listen.
I truely enjoy listening to these books. Walt Longmire is such a great character. He is wise, funny, and surprisingly complex. The narrator does a great job too.
Finding out more about Lucian just made me like him more.
The first time I listened to George I didn't like him, but I went back and listened again and then I started liking the way he was telling the story, more and more.
Lucian always makes me laugh!
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