“It’s the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson’s lean and leathery mysteries.”
—The New York Times Book Review
A sheriff’s mysterious death spurs the tenth Longmire novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Land of Wolves
In Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his 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. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice—Wyoming style.
A not-quite-cold case preoccupies Walt Longmire in bestseller Johnson's top-notch 11th mystery featuring the Wyoming sheriff (after 2013's novella Spirit of Steamboat). Walt reluctantly agrees to help his old boss and mentor, Lucian Connally, investigate the suicide of police detective Gerald Holman in neighboring Campbell County, even though Walt's official powers stop at the Absaroka County line. Holman apparently shot himself because he had seen too much darkness in his job, but the last cases on Holman's desk, involving three very different missing women, get Walt thinking. While it looks as if the women just up and left their lives, Walt's suspicion that the disappearances are connected proves correct. To his peril, he discovers that some people are prepared to go to any lengths to keep the big picture hidden. Meanwhile, Walt awaits the birth of his first grandchild in Philadelphia. Johnson's hero only gets better both at solving cases and at hooking readers with age. 15-city author tour.
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Good but too familiar
I have read every one of the Longmire books. This one seemed to be a book he pushed through using elements from other books. The one new element introduced relates to the conclusion of the last book and could lead to a good follow up. I wish Longmire and Moretti were in a true relationship and not this hidden half secret.
Any Other Name
This book has many twists and turns to it. Craig Johnson has a way of writing that can keep you on the edge of your seat. This book was a fun read as in you could not guess what laid ahead. All I can say is this was an exciting read as in you did not want to put it down.
Any other name
All of Craig Johnson's books are excellent. Humor, drama, and loads of "steadfast resolution".