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Another Man's Moccasins

(Walt Longmire #4)

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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  11,936 ratings  ·  929 reviews
The fourth mystery in Craig Johnson's award-winning Walt Longmire series delivers more of the taut prose, engrossing characters, and satisfying depth that reviewers have been hailing since his first book. In Another Man's Moccasins, the body of a Vietnamese woman dumped along the Wyoming interstate opens a baffling case for Sheriff Longmire, whose only suspect is a Crow In ...more
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Matthew
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, library, mystery, western
Up until now, I have not really been super impressed with the Longmire series. I found the first 3 books kind of convoluted and hard to stay interested in. I have kept going with the series because I am originally from Wyoming and I love to check out any books set there. Luckily, my struggles with Longmire have all changed with book 4.

Another Man's Moccasins was great! Lots of action and mystery. Interesting characters and backstory. I definitely stayed enthralled all the way through. And, the s
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Thomas
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: us-rural-crime
I borrowed this book from the library. I enjoyed reading this book and give it a solid 4 out of 5 stars. Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire is called to the scene of the body of a young Vietnamese woman. Her purse is found in a highway culvert where a homeless Vietnam Vet is living. There is a photo in the woman's purse, with a very young Walt Longmire from his time in Vietnam. The book has two threads, flashbacks to Walt's time in Vietnam, and the present day.

Walt does solve the mystery of w
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carol.
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Carol
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, series
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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Glen
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
The body of a Vietnamese woman is found in a ditch.

Longmire and company try to find out who the woman is, and encounter a ghost town, the usual colorful characters endemic to a small town, a gigantic homeless Indian sleeping in a culvert, a Vietnamese man who may be the woman's father, and a connection to a case from 40 years ago.

Not bad, filled with baby boomer guilt, but that's to expected in this series.
Jeff Dickison
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good Longmire book. In this one, a modern murder in Walt's county, links back to his days in Vietnam. The action is good and the ending is satisfying so what's not to like. Recommended.
Trish
Oct 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mysteries
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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Mark
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of thrillers and westerns
The fourth novel in the Longmire series brings the sheriff back to his own world were it all starts with Walt and his daughter in a gym. She is still recovering from the assault on her from the previous book.

A body dump of an Asian woman starts this story that runs in two story lines one in the present with Longmire figuring out who killed the Asian woman and what to do do with a giant Indian who might be the murderer but at least nearly killed Longmire when he was found hiding close to the scen
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Scott
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
As I continue my Longmire series read, full disclosure requires that I openly admit I am a devoted fan of the Longmire television show (on A/E and now Netflix) and have enjoyed reading the first three books in the Longmire book series that inspired that show even more. With that said, I am still doing my best to provide objective and honest reviews as I move into the third book.

“Another Man’s Moccasins” continues the fictional adventures of Walt Longmire, Sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, hi
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Karl
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not being a big fan of war stories, I had a bit of a problem with this book. A good third of Another Mans Moccasins concerns Longmire's tour of duty during the war in Vietnam. The story dovetails into a current crime of murder committed of a young woman in his county and a murder committed during Longmire's military police days.

Certainly not my favorite in the series so far. That said the book is well written.
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
Cody
Dec 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Man's Moccasins follows Abasroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire's investigation into the murder of a young Vietnamese woman while paralleling the murder investigation that he conducted 40 years ago while serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War in 1968. The story alternates between the two stories with each chapter, as the similarities Walt faces similar circumstances of organizational corruption and human trafficking sadly of which Vietnam has a long history of in one way or another. A susp ...more
Algernon (Darth Anyan)

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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Judith E
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible
Absaroka County Sheriff, Walt Longmire, is called to the scene of the murder of a young Vietnamese woman. This murder and Walt's service in Vietnam as a Marine inspector seem to be intertwined. Walt was a USC graduate with an English degree when he was drafted into the Vietnam war.

What is lacking in a somewhat weak plot is made up for by author, Craig Johnson's, characterizations and immersions in the Wyoming landscapes. There is a piece about the true location of the 'hole in the wall' (made f
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Rosemary Dreyer
A fine book. Between flashbacks to the Vietnam war, a Wyoming sheriff unravels a young woman’s murder. The characters were pretty well drawn; the setting seemed beautiful; and the mystery was relatively complex. However, I just didn’t fall in love with any of it.
Sherrie
Best of the series so far. The looks at Longmire as a young Marine in Vietnam, and how he'd been affected in ways he hadn't even realized, are stunning. This was a really good read.
Susan Elizabetha
Another magnificent story of the Walt Longmire universe. Wow. The tie in to Vietnam war experiences of Walt and Henry was fascinating to read. Especially as it tied in to the current investigation of the murder of a Vietnamese woman and how she came to be in Absoroka County. Cady's recovery is ongoing and she continues to regain her strength and memories. Virgil White Buffalo is also part of this story and adds to the story with his own Vietnam War experience.

Fascinating, interesting and with a
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Eric
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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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HBalikov
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A murdered Vietnamese woman and a giant Indian as the primary suspect shine a light on Walt Longmire's past.
Craig Johnson shows that he can deftly handle two stories at once as we bounce back and forth between the present and Longmire's Viet Nam military service.
Lisazj1
Unfortunately not my favorite of the series, though I still loved it. My problem here was that part of the story played out through flashbacks to Walt's time in Vietnam. Flashbacks, for me, are very tricky to do right, as they tend to interrupt the momentum of the story, both present day and in the past as they switch back and forth. However, it was necessary here as Walt's past in the war makes an unexpected and unwelcome visit in his present. The connection, when it shows itself, is a gut-punc ...more
Kevin
Feb 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audiobook
I love this series, but didn't particularly like the flashback scenes.
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Dorothy
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the second mystery that I've read recently that was set in Wyoming. The other was one of C.J. Box's Joe Pickett books. Both of the books had visits by characters in them to the Hole-in-the-Wall, the famous hideout of outlaws, most notably of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It wasn't a major plot point in either book, but I found it interesting and coincidental that they both mentioned the place.

Another Man's Moccasins was the fourth in Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series, and I app
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Jamie
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Somewhere north of 4.5 stars.

Craig Johnson is an outstanding writer with a knack for teetering on readability and a lightness and prose and a deepness. There's a level of intellect and knowledge of the human condition that just creeps up on you in these stories.

Longmire Mysteries go down like butter but leave you thinking on the plots and characters for some time. While absolutely nothing wrong with this novel, it would come in fourth place of the four Longmire novels I've read so far. I enjoye
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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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Benjamin Thomas
The 4th Walt Longmire novel by Craig Johnson is yet another fine entry in the series. I think my enjoyment of the series is actually getting even more pronounced with each book I read because I grow more and more comfortable with the characters and their own individual growth and change. If I had to point to one factor that keeps me coming back for more, it’s just that. The characters and their interactions are just so real that I feel I am right there with them instead of merely observing them ...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
Steven Montano
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Craig Johnson an American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. . He lives in Ucross, near Sheridan, Wyoming, population 25.

Johnson has written twelve novels featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire: The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Another Man's Moccasins, Junkyard Dogs, The Dark
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