Category Archives: Mystery

Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

Any Other Name (Walt Longmire, #10)Any Other Name by Craig Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.

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The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson

The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire, #5)The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

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Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson

Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire, #4)Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

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The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 theĀ  series.

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The Bones of Paris by Laurie King

The Bones of Paris (Harris Stuyvesant, #2)The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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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