I eagerly anticipate every new Walt Longmire book and finish them entirely too quickly. This time, Walt and Henry become involved in a murder related to the excavation of a T-Rex skeleton discovered on a nearby ranch. There’s also some set-up (I think) for the next in the series. Hope I don’t have to wait too long.
Most of these short stories don’t involve mysteries, but I really liked their slice of life aspect. These are characters that I love spending time with. It didn’t hurt that several are laugh out loud funny.
Walt’s former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women.
This series is one of the best I’ve ever read. I love spending time with the characters. It’s going to be a long wait for the next book.
When a prisoner exchange goes sideways, Walt tracks the fugitives through a late spring mountain blizzard. The seventh installment of the Walt Longmire series is less a mystery than it is a man vs nature (vs man) story. It also sets up some things to come in the next few books (I hope).
4.5/5 stars. When Mary Barstad lands in the Absaroka County jail, accused of killing her husband, Walt’s instincts tell him that there’s more to the story. This leads him to go undercover as an insurance investigator to discover what really happened. This is another fine addition to the Longmire series. The characters are well-developed and believable. In particular, I hope we see Benjamin and Juana again.
I love this series. The time period of this book switches between present day Wyoming and Vietnam around the time of the Tet Offensive. Walt’s war experiences added a lot to both the book and to my understanding of the character. Walt and Henry’s relationship continues to be one the highlights of the series. The addition of Dog, Ruby, Vic, and the rest of Absaroka County’s characters makes this series addictive.
The main character was interesting, but I really had trouble getting into the story. The mystery was a little too intentionally convoluted for my taste. I’d probably try another in the series, but it wouldn’t be a Must Buy. I like the author’s Haunted Guesthouse series much better.
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I’ve been watching the TV show since Season 1, but just got around to reading this. As much as I love the TV version, the book was *so* much better.
The dry humor made me laugh out loud in places. The relationship between Walt and Henry is one of my favorite parts of the TV show and it’s even better in the books. I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
I really liked this. The plot was just twisty enough and I really liked the characters. The setting, Paris in the late 1920s, just before the bottom fell out of the world economy, was really interesting. I didn’t realize until after I finished this one that it’s the second in the series. I’m going to go back and read book one soon. I hope she continues the series beyond this book.
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