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Ith and their father before them So it is that Walt sets out with Henry in a borrowed powder blue 1959 Thunderbird Henry believes in grand entrances As already spoiled on the book jacket the prime mystery he gets involved with starts with Cady getting assaulted into a coma on the street This is almost too much for my tender heart to bear Especially having to bear the weight of Walt s grieving over the past death of his wife and obsession thoughts of a potential murderer in his community Before I could shake a fist at any author so mean as to wrench a reader so I could rise to the righteous uest of Walt finding justice nowing she will recover and many will have seen her setting up shop in Wyoming on the TV series Other bodies turning up suggests a plot going on that is than an impersonal robbery or some personal revenge on Cady With no jurisdiction the country boy uses his hunting skills to trap the bad guys Vic comes to help as liaison between him and the city police The mysteries of why Vic left the city force and parsing subtleties in her relationship to her family represent another puzzle of interest He hopes Vic will secede him as Sheriff in the near future The boy scout in him pushes so hard to stay professional with her but her flip sexuality corners his heart sometimes Those fans mesmerized by the slow burn between Walt and Vic shouldn t miss this book Walt s binding with Henry reaches emotional heights as well when his friend leads an Indian healing ceremony in Cady s hospital room Some may find such an element a cultural misappropriation but I am a sucker for that level of melodrama If Walt is a fictional dad for me that makes Cady a sister and Henry some sort of uncleThe mystery of colluding and corrupt forces behind the violent crimes here are standard fare Walt s methods of working clues and surmounting the dangers are still a pleasure to experience Johnson can t resist the fun of writing a scene where Walt chases a man on horseback and I couldn t resist enjoying it I am approaching a level of connection with Walt on the order of my attachment to Connelly s detective Harry Bosch Burke s Dave Robicheaux and Box s Joe Pickett Read the reviews of Harry Roolaart if you have any doubts about the satisfactions waiting for you with this series 3 stars It was goodAnother book of great Longmire fun though not without a few issues I absolutely adore the characters of Longmire and Henry Standing Bear and when the two of them come together on a page it is literary magic Lots of LOL moments in this one and the mystery Zu schnell kept my attention A uniue trait that this book had over the first two installments was that it takes place in Philadelphia which provided for great contrasting of the city vs country lifeI really hated to see the turn that Longmire and Vic s relationship took which seemed contrived forced and awkward for everyone including the reader Their relationship felt cheapened for the rest of the book Thus far the TV show and books have not followed too closely to one another and I hope that the TV showeeps the fatherdaughter relationship between the two as it is a effective pairing It also seemed hard to believe that the Philly cops would have involved Longmire the way they did with a local case but I have no experience in that area maybe it really happens In any event I always pick these up for a fun atmospheric and humorous read and not to learn about police procedures Favorite uote Maybe there really isn t any such thing as mortality life simply wears us out with loveFirst Sentences I didn t wear my gun They had said that it was going
TO BE EASY AND LIKE THE be easy and like the I am I believed them Originally reviewed Nov 272017 Just updating to correct typosThis is another one for the page I ve threatened to make so many times Thriller sort of I recently watched the last in this case meaning final season of Longmire on NETFLIX I went back and binge watched there s a new phrase this generation has added to the English language the rest of the series While there are some slow spots in my opinion of course and the angst is often a bit too thick for my taste overall I liked the series It reminded me that I had only read 3 of the actual Longmire novels I also noticed that I had rated them all 3 starshumWell anyway I got the next from the library and just finished itPlease excuse me a moment my mouth is dry I m going to the Sleepless (Bird of Stone, kitchen for a Coke LifeOkay I m back sorry about that Inow you re all dying to read my review but the dry mouth wants what the dry mouth wantsAnyway I remember now why I tend to go 3 stars on these books I don t dislike them As a matter of fact the plots are generally well thought out and interesting The thing isfor menote I said FOR ME the books tend to have long dry spots where things tend to wander NOW these parts will be the favorite parts for some readers They will for you give you of a look inside Walt Standing Bear Vic Cady and even Dog or Dawg I supposeHere Walt is going to Philadelphia to visit Cady who is a Philadelphia Lawyer get that She s very busy and closed mouthed when he gets there and soon she s also on the brink of death So the forces of law from Absaroka County basically Walt Vic and Dog with a little help from Standing Bear must save the day for the Philadelphia police as well as Cady You d think this might be a little odd as it seems most of the Philadelphia police department is related to VicAnywayWalt must save the day while also being shy retiring and manly all at onceNot bad books at all and I
know many people get into them much than I doso enjoy I may repeat some from previous many people get into them much than I doso enjoy I may repeat some from previous of Longmire mysteries I read these books because Longmire is from Wyoming and I was born in Wyoming However if either of those things were not the case I would have stopped reading by nowMy favorite thing about the books are the characters and their relationships That is about all I likeIn Kindness Goes
Unpunished As In Previous Installments The Story Feels Contrived And as in previous installments the story feels contrived and points are forced in many places Because of this most of it was extremely unbelievable Also it is so twisted and confusing I am not uite sure what the resolution was or why the explanation of what happened made sense I will eep reading because of the Wyoming connection but it is rough I am sure I said this before but if you want good coherent Wyoming mysteries try C J Box instea. Nightmare when she is the victim of a vicious attack that leaves her near death Walt is forced to unpack his saddlebag of tricks to mete out some Western style justice and the result is another action packed thriller from this star of crime fiction Philadelphia gets a taste of Western justice in a series that should become a 'must' read The Denver Po. I liked the Longmire television series but I m enjoying the books even Kindness Goes Unpunished is the 3rd book in the series Walt and Henry travel to Philadelphia to visit Longmire s daughter Cady The trip is supposed to be an enjoyable visit but things get much serious when Cady is attacked As she lies in ICU in a coma Walt works with the Philadelphia police to find out who hurt his daughter and why Turns out it s much complicated than expectedand dangerousI listened to the audio book version of this story Narrated by George Guidall the audio is just shy of 9 hours long I enjoy Guidall s performances He always does a great job of acting and voicing the characters Always an entertaining listening experienceI like the mix of humor and serious investigation in this series Longmire is a skilled law enforcement officer and Wyoming sheriff He s just the right mix of folksy and professional I love the charactersVic Henry Cady Dogthey all combine to make this a great western cop suspense series The characters are a bit different than in the television show Vic is a lot snarky and foul mouthed in the books Henry is much spiritual Longmire seems a bit older and rural in the books This is actually one of those times where I m glad I watched the television series before reading the books I think I would have liked the film version less if I had read the characters how Johnson wrote them first I love how Vic lips off to Longmire in the books and would have missed the higher level of snark And I would have been disappointed at all the things they removed from Henry s character to tone him down for television As it is I can enjoy both without being disappointed Another great story in this series On to the next Another Man s Moccasins The so far horseless western show moves from Absaroka County Wyoming to the asphalt jungle of Philadelphia in this third Walt Longmire book Actually it s ind of a funny story that the first wild horse ride of the series will take place on the Eastern Seaboard The sheriff is coming to meet his daughter s fiance and is accompanied on the trip by his old friend Henry Standing Bear with his vintage muscle car and his art collection of old Reservation photos Things go pear shaped rather fast and Walt finds himself mixed in a big city criminal investigation dealing with crooked lawyers drug dealers and corrupt officers The problems are compounded and given a sense of urgency by the personal danger involving Cady not a spoiler it happens in the first chapterI thought I would miss the wide windy landscapes of the Big Horn Mountains and the rest of the cast that remained in Absaroka County but the transition was surprisingly smooth to the big city environment Craig Johnson has a real nack for introducing new faces and making me care about them The Moretti clan features uite prominently in this book The Father the Son and The Holly Terror all called Victor Vic Victoria Not surprisingly the Terror is our old acuaintance Deputy Vic Moretti she of the colourful language and explosive temper Her mother Lena proves to be uite appealing in her own way independent minded but vulnerable I had uite a good laugh watching supposedly tough guy Walt Longmire being played like a fiddle by these two ladiesI would say the plot in Kindness Goes Unpunished is the best so far in the series with a Die Hard flavor shootouts mean streets humor romance family ties danger car chases I won t go into details but buddy team Walt and Henry reminded me of several other 80 s action movies smart fast tongue in cheek reliably good guysA constant feature of the series is the presence of guns sidearms service arms antiue weapons specialized shotguns This might turn off some gun control advocates I consider myself in this camp too but mr Johnson somehow hit the right notes in pointing out the fact that they are tools sometimes necesary but not evil by themselves Another constant in the series is the supernatural element there were always Indians in my dreams confesses Walt at one moment a feature also in the Philadelphia story but subdued than in the first two novelsI will definitely follow up on the series Until then I will close with one particular passage describing sheriff Walt outlook on the role of police Hope is what it always comes down to whether it s a trailer home on the other side of the tracks in Durant Wyoming or a tiny row house in the Wild West of Philadelphia Far beyond the badges and the guns hope and laughter were their most powerful weapons Every book in the Walt Longmire series has a line in it that makes me laugh out loud I am not going to tell you want leads up to it but when you come across Hi ho Creampuff I dare you not to giggle audibly and have those around you turn their heads in wonderWalt and Henry Standing Bear also referred to as the Cherokee Nation head to Philadelphia for an opening at the museum of an exhibit displaying Henry s Native American photographs Not all goes as planned when Cady Walt s daughter the greatest legal mind of our time is seriously injured and days later her ex boyfriend is found dead As Cady lays motionless in a coma Walt Henry Dog and Victoria put their minds and talents together to solve this twisted tale of greed and liesHoly Terror Victoria Moretti comes out to help and is in her element here in Philadelphia This is her town and with the help of her mother and her brothers this town will not rest until Walt unwinds the story of what put Cady in this state and who exactly was the reason behind it You will also giggle over Craig Johnson s verbage of Vic
The Father Vic The Father Vic the and Vic the Holy Terror Where he comes up with this stuff I will never nowTo say that Walt is out of his element here is no gentle understatement You can put a cowboy in the city but you cannot take the country out of the boy So with the only skills he nows Walt sets out to make his own rules and bring small town justice to the big cityThere is a good twist in this story not one that you couldn t see coming eventually but still a complication that will make the future
BOOKS THAT MUCH INTERESTING STAY TUNED that much interesting Stay tuned watch Walt wiggle around with this oneThe final scene of this story is not to be missed and please do not read the ending first For all Walt s toughness and bravado he is just a giant marshmallow in a cowboy hat and boots and you will love him even for itThi. Walt brings Western style justice to Philadelphia in this action packed thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Cold Dish and As the Crow Flies the third in the Walt Longmire Mystery Series the basis for LONGMIRE the hit AE original drama series Fans of Ace Atkins Nevada Barr and Robert B Parker will love New York Times bestselling.
Craig Johnson ☆ 7 read & downloadS is a series not to be missed Although I have yet to see the AE tv series Longmire I m enjoying my trot well okay gallop through the source material Walt Longmire county sheriff has over twenty five years in the field and is supervisor of a very small team of deputies As with many books in the detective fiction the mystery is deeply imbued with a sense of place notably the sparsely populated and rugged landscapes of rural Wyoming As in many mysteries Longmire has a faithful comrade in arms but instead of the generally dopey Watson stereotype his companion is a far wiser long time friend Henry Running Bear Henry is a man of seemingly infinite talents and an artistic soul and when in Wyoming is often Walt s ambassador to Native reservationsIn this book Henry is escorting a collection of unusual historical photographs out to an exhibition in Philadelphia Walt decides the timing is right to meet his daughter Cady s boyfriend so the two decide to make a trip of it It is a bold authorial choice to take your detective hero out of the home environment so early in a series particularly when your mystery is so intimately tied to the intricacies of the setting In this case Johnson wisely continues to integrate setting letting Walt play tourist to involve a number of prominent locations in the storyJohnson is gifted at the show don t tell style of storytelling and occasionally I find myself pausing realizing he just dropped an implication This little gem aptly displays his skill with just a few words No I was just thinking I do that sometimes before I talk Lena smiled this time with her entire mouth Not me robs the evening of all its spontaneity A little wine a little truth and pretty soon you ve got a real conversation on your hands She took a last sipI started to pour us both some It seemed like the conversation was getting interesting and I wasn t uite ready to leave it This installment stands out in the interplay between Henry and Walt Although Henry is the primary motivator in making the trip he ends up nicely balancing support of Walt and Cady with his own work It s always interesting to me to see how a writer deals with ethnicity and I feel Johnson generally avoids turning Henry into a Native trope Parat of what elevates the characters is the decades long history between the two which Johnson illustrates in his usual understated way After Michael left we sat in chairs on either side of the bed and watched Cady It was the right thing to do I had been listening to him think it for so long I wasn t sure if I needed to reply Yep Humor played a prominent role in this story although it was often only evident to the reader I enjoyed Walt s dry sense of humor as well as his confidence in wearing his comfortable Western clothes in a major city I opened my coffee and looked at the decisively dark brew This looks strong Espresso tall double shot I thought you could use it She looked at me How s she doing I took a sip and swallowed most of the enamel from my teeth Even I sports adverse as I am laughed at this sports related one made as Walt and Henry were taking in a baseball game He looked at me and shook his head Where do you want to hide the body I just want to talk to him The Bear pursed his lips How about behind third the Phillies have not shown any signs of life there in years I enjoyed the mystery although at one or two points it seemed excessively convoluted but I felt it unraveled remarkably similar to real life The emotional complexity as Walt faced certain issues was very interesting balanced between melodramatic and stoicism I was perhaps just slightly too obsessive to me but I m not a parent so what do I now Johnson gives a nice sense of the difference between Walt s exterior and his interior no easy feat in a book that focuses on action Really it fit me perfectly suspenseful without being horrific emotionally sophisticated with complex characters and enough humor to make it palatable The ending scene would have made me laugh out loud if Johnson didn t have such a deft hand for pathos Un putdownable I m already on to the next in the seriesCross posted at my blog The third book in the series is an excellent novel that could be subtitled The Cowboy Sherriff Goes East And he brings Henry Vic and Dog with him Cady his daughter the lawyer is attacked and left in a coma and Walt helps the local Philadelphia police find who the bad guys are Well done plenty of action Highly recommended Excellent it was worn out with love and maybe that s the best ind of worn out there is Maybe there really isn t any such thing as mortality that life simply wears us out with loveI love Walt Longmire I have just had a binge run on the series featuring Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire and comparatively speaking I would put this one over the line into 5 star territory along with the first two of the ten There is a high point in the trajectory of character development with this one
Which Compensates For The Awaycompensates for the away setting of Philadelphia taking from experiencing Walt in
his home environment His daughter Cady is well established as a lawyer inhome environment His daughter Cady is well established as a lawyer in and encourages him to come visit to meet her fianc and his blue blood family With delightful humor we encounter Walt in our first paragraphs reading a Grimm fairy tale to ids at the town library thinking how he can face socially painful outings with future in laws in between reading lines of the book and ids interrupting with snide comments My daddy says you re butt hole He says you used to drive around drunk all the time The first lines of the book is I didn t wear my gun They had said that it was going to be easy and like the fool I am I believed them The teacher afterwards chides him Kids have got a little jaded since Cady s generation Walter Walt is so corny and sentimental clinging to fairy tale values for the apple of his eye but he also realistically sees the world s corruption God love him Fortunately he does decide to bring his gun on the trip hoping he won t be revealed as the poor shot he is in some gentleman s shooting event He decides to join with his best friend Henry Standing Bear on a journey there were Henry has been invited to set up a display of Mennonite photographs of Indians he has archived His deputy Vic urges him to stay with her Italian family in Philly the city where she served in a police force her brother now serves Author Craig Johnson's mystery series starring Walt Longmire the straight shooting sheriff of Absaroka County Wyoming and the basis for LONGMIRE the hit AE original drama series is attracting and fans with its distinctive blend of humor and action In Kindness Goes Unpunished Walt's pleasure trip to Philadelphia to visit his daughter Cady turns into .