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Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire #4)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  5,627 ratings  ·  539 reviews
Walt Longmire unravels a mystery that connects two murders across forty years

When the body of a young Vietnamese woman is found alongside the interstate in Absaroka County, Wyoming, Sherriff Walt Longmire is determined to discover the identity of the victim and is forced to confront the horrible similarities of this murder to that of his first homicide investigation as a
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 29th 2008 by Viking Adult
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Carol.
Oct 06, 2014 Carol. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of straight shooters
The Walt Longmire series is proving extremely satisfying, and the fourth book, Another Man’s Moccasins, is no exception.

What keeps me coming back?

The characters: mature throwbacks to Western cowboy mythology with values of independence, loyalty and trust–but without the abundant sexism and racism. Sheriff Walt Longmire is a former Marine, ex-football player and is as faithful as they come, and his brother-in-arms, Henry Running Bear, is normally centered, thoughtful and self-contained. In this b
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Michael
Another great entry in the wonderful series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire and his fictional community of Durant in the high plains of Wyoming. The case of a murdered Vietnamese woman dumped off an interstate highway reminds Walt of a case of a case he had as a marine police investigator in the Vietnam War decades before. Johnson weaves the two cases together in a masterful fashion through a series of flashbacks as the contemporary investigation unfolds.

A homeless, apparently mentally ill Crow
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Trish
Slipping into a Craig Johnson mystery is a little like slipping into well-worn jeans and suprisingly roomy cowboy boots--it changes your whole outlook. With all the horrible crimes being reported today, I'd like to think I had someone as humane and generous as Johnson's main man, Walt Longmire, at my back. If I were to imagine a father, it would be someone who cared for me as completely as this man does for his townspeople.

A secret here: I save the novels of Craig Johnson on my bookshelf until
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Keri
As much as I love Craig Johnson's writing, this one wasn't one of my favs. Now to be fair, the publisher messed the book up by leaving out 2 chapters that as a reader we really needed. So we had to recover from that, then there was a lot of choppiness in the writing which normally isn't there. We were jerked into a scene and had no idea how we got there. This book has flashbacks to Vietnam for Walt. Which I do understand was needed in order for us to understand how it effected the present day si ...more
Carol
If I could buy stock in books The Walt Longmire Series by Craig Johnson would be one of my top picks. The series is just that good. When I try to explain its appeal to me I stumble a bit but always say I love the characters and their development, how I can see Absaroka County, Wyoming due to Johnson's expertise, enjoy the sprinkling of Cheyenne and Indian lore and find fun in the humor.

Another Man's Moccasins enjoyment is not so much the story as it is the structure. I liked the way this myster
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Algernon

I remain a devoted follower of the series, but this fourth book was a step back in quality for me. Before I start on the grumbling bits, let me say that the book reads really well and the various wacky characters of the Absaroka County Sheriff Department remain as interesting as usual. The premise is a good one for a police procedural, a crime with very little clues:

No matter what aspect of law enforcement with which you might be involved, there’s always one job you dread. I’m sure at the more
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LJ
ANOTHER MAN’S MOCCASINS (Pol. Proc-Walt Longmire-Wyoming-Cont) – Ex
Johnson, Craig – 4th in series
Viking, 2008, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780670018611

First Sentence: “Two more.”

The past links to the present for Sheriff Walt Longmire when the body of a young Vietnamese woman is found. In her purse is a picture of a young Longmire and a bar girl he befriended while stationed in Vietnam.

Boy, can this guy write. With each book, I am even more impressed.

Although this was a very personal story for Longmi
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Eric
Jan 02, 2013 Eric rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Walt Longmire
Recommended to Eric by: Library
As I noted in my review of the previous book in the series, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Walt Longmire belongs in Absaroka County, Wyoming, and his spending the previous book in Philadelphia was just not the same experience.

Well there's good news and bad news for this book. The good news is that he is back in Absaroka County where he belongs. The bad news is that half the book takes place in flashbacks from when Walt was in Vietnam.

Still, we get two inter-connected mysteries, an interesting set p
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Amy Sturgis
"If no one remembered them, were they ever really here?"

This is another solid and satisfying entry in the oh-so-addictive Longmire series. Another Man's Moccasins follows two at first seemingly unrelated cases in two different eras: one in Walt Longmire's present in Absaroka County, and the other forty years in his past during his tour of duty in Vietnam. (The flashback sequences flesh out the narrative first told only in passing in the first novel, The Cold Dish.) Corruption, prejudice, and hum
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Steven Montano
What a great book. Though a huge fan of the television series, I'd never read any of Craig Johnson's "Longmire Mysteries", but now that I plunged right into the 4th book of the series I can definitely say I'll be reading more. Johnson's style is direct but elegant, his characters well developed and very real, his dialogue crackling and at times hilarious (the exchanges between Walt and Henry, in particular, are sometimes side-splitting). At the same time, he does a fine job peeling back the laye ...more
Eric_W
Sheriff Longmire is back in Wyoming nursing Katie back to health following the devastating attack on her in the last book. This one has parallel plots: one involving a Vietnamese woman whose body was found along a highway, and the other Longmire's experiences as a Marine CID investigator in Vietnam assigned to find the source of some drugs. They begin to merge when Longmire discovers that an elderly Vietnamese was following the woman; he says she was his granddaughter. And then there’s the huge ...more
Bruce Snell
Book Number Four in the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson - 4.5 stars. The body of a murdered Vietnamese girl is found by the highway in Absaroka County and that triggers Walt's memories of his time in Vietnam. The suspects include Virgil White Buffalo, a homeless Crow Indian and Vietnam vet who refuses to cooperate (with good reason), a Vietnamese businessman who claims to be the victim's father, a bartender, and the two ranchers who found the body. Of course Walt has his usual cast of char ...more
Harry

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What I enjoy in a mystery series is how each book gives you another facet of the hero. Too often I read set-in-stone series, where the hero doesn't change but gives the reader more of the same, usually as a consequence of successful earlier books. That works for a few books, but often tires a reader like myself. I do need to see the hero character develop, change, and grow as the books progress. In this novel we learn how Vietnam has influenced Johnson's Walt Longmire character. The book,
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Dick Reynolds
When I read the first part of this book about the discovery of a dead Vietnamese woman in Absaroka Country, I thought that I’d finally learn more about Walt Longmire’s experience as a Marine in that country’s war.
Early in the book Walt has a flashback and remembers reporting to a U. S. Air Force major at Tan Son Nhut in 1967 as a “butter bar” (2nd Lieutenant). He’s quizzed by the major about his military occupational specialty (MOS) and replies that it’s 0111, Marine police, investigator. Whoo
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Suzy
A really good mystery set in modern, rural Wyoming, which is very masculine in tone without being grotesquely macho like so much male-authored crime fiction. You know, the kind where the villains catch the hero and tie him up and banter nastily with him until he, goading them with elephantine provocations for no reason whatever, gets beaten to a pulp by them; after which is relocates his dislocated shoulder, shakes off his concussion, and chases after them. By "masculine in tone" I mean devoting ...more
Vicky

If you’re looking for a good mystery to read, definitely check out Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series, of which this is the latest. ANOTHER MAN’S MOCCASINS takes place in the vast expanse that is Wyoming as our local sheriff tracks down the killer of a young Vietnamese woman. But finding her killer also brings back vivid memories for the sheriff of his time in Vietnam and his investigation there into a different murder and drug trafficking. Thus we are given two mysteries with a forty year dif
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Maria
I love this series and I enjoyed this book but, as I sit here trying to write this review, I find myself somewhat at a loss as to what to say about it. I enjoy Craig Johnson’s literary style very much, and I don’t want to say something that might lead a potential reader to think that this is a series that isn’t worth starting, because it is.

My husband and I are both reading these books, and I was jokingly telling him that so far it is a little like Johnson is playing with a different literary c
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Kathy Davie
Fourth in the Walt Longmire mystery series revolving around a more-than-middle-aged sheriff in Durant, Wyoming. One who has a past.

Discovered a few awards which Another Man's Moccasins has won: Western Writers of America's Spur Award and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers' Association Book of the Year.

My Take
This particular tale is interspersed with flashbacks to a particular case Walt investigated in Vietnam, which provide a backdrop to both Walt's and Henry's experiences there
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Robyn Jones
5 STARS!! Walt Longmire is sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County. It's an election year, but it's always an election year for a sheriff. Demons come back to haunt Walt when a Vietnamese woman is found dead, a body drop, which means he's got himself a cold case from the start. With flashbacks from his days in the Vietnam War and a confounding mystery on his hands, the only thing left to knock him flat on his butt is a befuddling and fumbling romance.

This is my favorite Walt Longmire book yet. I've
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Renee
This outing, our beloved crusty Walt takes us on a trip back to Vietnam and some of his experiences there as flashes back to a murder that reminds him and is somehow connected to the murder of a Vietnamese girl left dead in a ditch on the side of the road, conveniently near the drainage ditch that "FBI" Virgil White Buffalo, a damaged Vietnam vet himself, occupies. As Walt unravels the present case and keeps seeing the echoes of the past, he's also helping his daughter Cady recover, dealing with ...more
Russell
As a Western writer myself, I found this book to be one of the most offensive stereotypes I've ever read. The characters have no depth. They possess most of the qualities people from the East associate with Western people...simple-minded, monosyllabic, ready for a fight at the drop of a hat. Johnson has been uncovered as a complete fraud, passing himself off as a former NYC cop when he was in fact a security guard at a museum. He's also a fraud as a writer of Western literature, taking this genr ...more
Spuddie
#4 and most recent Walt Longmire mystery in which Walt and crew are back in Wyoming. Walt’s daughter Cady is also back at home doing physical therapy and recovering from the devastating head injury she received in the last book, but Walt is distracted from spending time with her because he’s trying to track down the killer of a young Vietnamese woman found on the side of the road.

At first they think they have him in the form of Virgil White Buffalo, a hulking Native American found near her body
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Sheila
Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire, #4) by Craig Johnson Another Man's Moccasins by Craig Johnson (Walt Longmire #4)

This series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming is what the TNT TV series Longmire is based upon. In this 4th book Walt's military service in Viet Nam comes back to the forefront when a young Vietnamese woman is found dead in the desert. Walt's investigation leads to things that happened 40 years ago during the Tet offensive. I really like this series both the books and the tv show and would recommend them to anyone that likes
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Fredrick Danysh
Another excellent modern western by Johnson. Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire investigates the case of a dead Vietnamese woman found in a highway bar ditch. At the same time he recollects the investigation of another Vietnamese woman decades earlier when he was a young Marine investigator during the Vietnam War. A good story and an excellent, relaxing read.
Sherri Vigil
Well this was my first Craig Johnson book and I really got hooked. First of all I'm personally familiar w/ the areas in Wyoming where his stories take place, from my childhood visiting my Grandparents. My husband is a Vietnam Veteran and the flashbacks that Walt & Bear have during this story made sense to me. I really enjoy the humor between all the characters. The back & forth dialogue between Walt & Bear are very similar to Spencer & Hawk in the late Robert B. Parker books that ...more
B.R. Stateham
Without a doubt the best Walt Longmire novel I've read so far. Actually it's two novels in one. We get a lot of background history of Longmire as he remembers a particular incident from his Marine years in Vietnam. And that incident directly relates to the homicide case he works on (and the main story line in the book).

Read it. I think you'll like it.
Dillwynia Peter
This one was far superior to the previous one in the series. It is important that one reads these in order - so much of the way the main characters behave hinges on the actions of the previous books.

So - this one draws heavily on Walt's Nam experiences. US Nam experiences actually bore the Hell out of me & I was concerned I would struggle to get through; but this wasn't the case at all, and although a really important part of the book, the current murder is just as important as the reminisce
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Joel Ohman
Sheriff Walt Longmire is growing into a complex character with a lot of depth that will definitely keep me reading this series. He is almost in Joe Pickett territory for me, and might just end up there as I continue to read through it (C.J. Box's Joe Pickett, Game Warden series, also set in Wyoming started out a little slow and then picked up for me too).

This book had the potential to be a 5-star book, it really did. Some of the highlightable passages were just beautifully written, Johnson has
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Vickie
I was so glad to find this audiobook in the mail almost immediately after listening to THE DARK HORSE. The interview at the end of that book between George Guidall, the awesome narrator, and Craig Johnson, the awesome author, mentioned this book and I couldn't wait to listen to it.
This time the book takes place in two different time periods in Walt's life. Vietnam in his past and Wyoming in his present day. The memories are brought about by the discovery of the murdered body of a young Vietnames
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Andrea
This is my favorite Longmire so far. It's more mature than the other books. The writing is really good, and there's nothing that sticks out as far-fetched. There were a few things about book 3 that just seemed a little too over-the-top to me. I'm not normally into anything that has to do with war, but the Vietnam flashbacks in this are so deep into Walt's head that the change of location doesn't matter. It's about Walt, not the war. I enjoyed getting a glimpse of the young Walt that existed befo ...more
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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
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Other Books in the Series

Walt Longmire (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
  • Death Without Company (Walt Longmire, #2)
  • Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire, #3)
  • The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire, #5)
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  • As The Crow Flies (Walt Longmire, #8)
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  • Dry Bones (Walt Longmire, #11)
The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1) Death Without Company (Walt Longmire, #2) Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire, #3) The Dark Horse (Walt Longmire, #5) Junkyard Dogs (Walt Longmire, #6)

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