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The body of a young man is found in Absaroka County, Wyoming. It is possible that Cody Pritchard is the victim of a hunting accident... or is he? After all, he was one of the four boys who lured Melissa Real Bird, a Cheyenne girl with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, into a basement and raped her, and Cody and his friends received what amounted to suspended sentences. Is someone seeking revenge? Will the specter of race relations and lingering retribution claim more lives? Or will the only thing that stands between them and a Sharps 45-70 buffalo rifle be Sheriff Walt Longmire? On the autumnal side of twenty-four years as sheriff of Absaroka County, which is located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains and next to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Walt is looking for a quiet period to finish out his tenure but instead finds himself embroiled in the most volatile and challenging case of his career.

With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Morretti, and a cast of characters tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.

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"We in the West have a major new talent on our hands." The Denver Post

Review:

"A winning piece of work, and a convincing feel to the whole package." The Washington Post

Review:

"Craig Johnson does it right, with style, grace, wildfire pace, and a sense of humor." Bob Shacochis

Synopsis:

Longmire, a new A&E drama series.

The first novel in the New York Times bestselling Walt Longmire mystery series.

In this outstanding first novel, New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his background in law enforcement and his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. Sheriff Walt Longmire knows he’s got trouble when Cody Pritchard is found dead. Two years earlier, Cody and three accomplices had been given suspended sentences for raping a Northern Cheyenne girl. Is someone seeking vengeance? Longmire faces the most volatile and challenging case in his twenty-four years as sheriff and means to see that revenge, a dish that is best served cold, is never served at all.

About the Author

Craig Johnson is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Walt Longmire mystery series, the basis for Longmire, the hit A&E original drama series. Johnson's next Longmire book, A Serpent's Tooth, will be published June 4, 2013. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five. Visit craigallenjohnson.com and aetv.com/longmire.

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Sheila Deeth, March 28, 2014 (view all comments by Sheila Deeth)
Revenge is the cold dish, and the weather can be seriously cold in Absaroka county, Wyoming. The sheriff is nearing retirement. His deputy would rather be in New York. His best friend might be the last person to have seen the dead guy alive. And his best friend’s friends might have multiple reasons to have wished the dead guy harm. Meanwhile his home’s unfinished and his life’s on hold. But none of that will stop him from keeping people safe and solving his case.

The writing is smooth and sure, fiery as good liquor, warm as hot coffee (they drink lots of coffee!), and filled with twisted touches of humor spicing dialog and relationships equally. There are wonderfully memorable scenes of helicopters, log cabins, and a desperate walk in the snow. Hints of mysticism balance perfectly with well-drawn mystery and investigation. And the ending, though not quite surprising, feels perfectly natural with unexpected twists adding conscience and depth.

I’ve not seen the TV series of Craig Johnson’s books, but I feel like I know what it will look like---a testament to the author’s great descriptions and depictions of life in small-town Wyoming on the edge of the reservation. I love this book!

Disclosure: My husband kept quoting from it as he read, so I had to read it myself.
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SoxDeb, January 25, 2014 (view all comments by SoxDeb)
I was pulled into the A&E shows, but the books (no surprise) are great. Craig Johnson paints a far deeper background and character development in words. He makes you want to head to Durant. The plot twists and turns are hooks that keep you reading. I recommend the whole series.
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William Hardcastle, December 1, 2013 (view all comments by William Hardcastle)
A cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, the Longmire series has good plot development and excellent prose, evoking the barren though rich landscape of the high plains. this first of the series lays the ground for all these great characters that Craig Johnson creates. Read them all!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143036425
Subtitle:
A Walt Longmire Mystery
Author:
Johnson, Craig
Author:
Johnson, Craig Allen
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Sheriffs
Subject:
Wyoming
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Westerns
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Walt Longmire Mysteries
Publication Date:
20060328
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 400 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143036425 Reviews:
"Review" by , "We in the West have a major new talent on our hands."
"Review" by , "A winning piece of work, and a convincing feel to the whole package."
"Review" by , "Craig Johnson does it right, with style, grace, wildfire pace, and a sense of humor."
"Synopsis" by , Longmire, a new A&E drama series.

The first novel in the New York Times bestselling Walt Longmire mystery series.

In this outstanding first novel, New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his background in law enforcement and his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. Sheriff Walt Longmire knows he’s got trouble when Cody Pritchard is found dead. Two years earlier, Cody and three accomplices had been given suspended sentences for raping a Northern Cheyenne girl. Is someone seeking vengeance? Longmire faces the most volatile and challenging case in his twenty-four years as sheriff and means to see that revenge, a dish that is best served cold, is never served at all.

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