As the Crow Flies: A Walt Longmire Mystery (Walt Longmire #8)
Sadly, I've reached the end of my rope (well, until June 4th when The Serpent's Tooth comes out). It's probably time to take a breather from this excellent series.
But...wait! I do believe it's time to crank up Netflix and check out Longmire's Season 1. Holy crap...it's available for downstreaming. Love the idea of finally seeing the characters and settings dramatized for television. Ok, ok...looks like I'll crank up a few shows this evening. More on that later....
Thus begins a story of guilt, responsibility, and familial ties. Cady comes to ...more
In this one, sheriff Longmire is preparing -- poorly -- for his daughter's impending wedding and out-of-town in-laws arrival, when he and Henry Standing Bear witness a woman fall off a cliff and die. The death occurring on Rez land leads to confrontations with new tribal police chief Lolo Long, a peyote ceremony with ...more
This was an Indie Next Pick.
I loved it. Hey, it's a Craig Johnson, how can I not love it?! However, there were some anomalies in this. The wedding is the big one. Johnson makes a big deal about all the work needed to plan Cady's wedding, and yet he doesn't give us the idea that Walt's done much, although it sounds as though the rest of the town has been pitching in and doing a fine job of ...more
Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear witness a young woman falling from a cliff, but the Sheriff’s dog, Dog, finds a baby fell with her and is, remarkably, still alive. Was it suicide, an accident or murder? Who is the baby’s father? The event happened outside Longmire’s territory and must work with the new, inexperienced, tribal police chief, a female veteran of the war ...more
Walt gets shanghaied into a murder investigation on the Reservation in this New York Times bestseller from the author of The Cold Dish and Hell Is Empty, the most recent novel in the Walt Longmire Mystery Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit A&E original drama series
Fans of Robert B. Parker will love this eighth adventure in the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Walt Longmire mystery series. Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has a more important matter on his mind than c
His daughter Katy weds, dressed in white buckskin. Longmire describes the scene for us: the scent of cedar, wild sage ...more
This wasn't lost in this story and it was great to have so much interaction between Henry a ...more
Longmire, in Johnson’s own words, is “courageous, quiet, humble and kind.” Longmire approaches situations open to every possibility, including the remote chance he’s been wrong all along.
Longmire seems like a model leader to me, but it’s nothing he’s learned in school. His Vietnam experiences might have framed him, but h ...more
Well we’ve finally reached the book in which Walt Longmire’s daughter, Katie will be married. This book is the best one of this series in a long time, to my mind. Lots of Henry Standing Bear and Walt Longmire together-always priceless. Katie getting ready for her wedding with her future mother-in-law in tow. A new character, a Crow Indian Chief of Police for the reservation- ...more
As the Crow Flies is the latest in the series and where the l ...more
Last year, I got a little burned out on reading mysteries in general, until I picked up The Cold Dish, first in the series, and I re-discovered exactly why a great story and great characters will cause you to spend all night reading when you should be sleeping.
The humor, the twisty little plots, and excellent characterizations are ...more
The victim is a young Cheyenne woman. She was shielding her baby when she went over a cliff. The child improbably survives with only a few bruises, and ...more
Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry are in Montana looking at venues for Walt's daughters wedding when they see a young woman fall off of a cliff. The investigation is on. Walt is out of his jurisdiction but the chief of police for the area is new to her position and after a rough start adopts Walt as her advisor/mentor. This story goes around and around in circles. Vic (Walt's Under Sheriff), is holding down the fort back in Wyoming, so is not a big part ...more
Another great installment in a great series, "As the Crow Flies" adds more depth to minor characters from earlier books, especially local Rez arms dealer Artie Small Song and recently-elected chief Lonnie Little Bird, one of my favorites from the supporting cast (yes, it is so.)
The Indian spirituality that's been a hallmark of the series is deeply explored here, with Walt being wise enough to take wisdom where it's offered while never pretending to be other than he's not (no sil ...more
A most enjoyable read. Recommended to those who do or do not watch the television series.
I have to say that this is the first time that I was not annoyed by Lonnie Little Bird's verbal tic "Um hmm yes, it is so." I guess it grew on me. I found that I was saying to myself at moments when characters weren't telling the truth "Um hmm yes ...more
Oh, okay, you might as well keep it. It was never that convincing in the first place.
Book 8, and I still marvel at the way Johnson brings so much action, well-written, believable, so-real-you-can-feel-the-dust-on-your-face action into a series that is written entirely in first person POV.
It's no wonder that this was turned into a tv show. Just reading it is basically like watching a movie, that's how lifelike the action is.
Plus, it's ...more
Author: Craig Johnson
Published By: Viking
Age Recommended: 18+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 4.5
Review: I truly enjoyed this rueful mystery and feel that Craig Johnson has a long and fruitful career ahead of him. His writing is not only spectacular, but the fact that this book highlighted the Native Americans so wonderfully was amazing.
The story has a little of everything not just a dreary mystery; there is a lot of humor as well. A truly delightful read!
Unlike the TV show, the books don't spend too much time on "The Rez" where the Cheyenne and Crow tribes reside.
I liked that Longmire spends almost the entire book on the reservation. It was a way to escape the familiar, yet not have to cross state lines.
We get a new foil/ally for Longmire in the gorgeous, hot-headed reservation po ...more
The accident/suicide starts looking like a murder, and then things get complicated. The FBI gets involved, as to tribal politics, family history, and the rookie chief of the Tribal Police, who brings a host of her ow ...more
Honest, it is just another day in the life of Sheriff Walt Longmire when he and Henry Standing Bear are out looking for a site for Cady’s upcoming wedding. Something catches Walt’s eye and the next thing you know, a woman is falling from the cliff. By the time that Walt ...more
American novelist and playwright. He lives in Ucross, near Sheridan, Wyoming, population 25.
Johnson has written nine novels featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire: The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Another Man's Moccasins, Junkyard Dogs, The Dark Horse (which received starred reviews from ...more