Mystery Series Reviews | Death Without Company

Craig Johnson, Longmire #2

Barely recovering from the trauma and losses of the last crime spree in Absaroka County, Walt Longmire faces yet another challenge that turns out to be a quagmire of hate, greed, ancient dark history, and the unnecessary and tragic deaths of too many people. In the middle of this twisted web, he hires another deputy, Santiago Saizarbitoria, and comes close to losing his own life. Both Dog and Henry Standing Bear are shot, and Walt’s daughter, Cady, visits from Philadelphia, hardly having a chance to spend time with her Dad.

Craig Johnson brings us back to Wyoming from Minnesota, an author who also writes about the life of Native Americans in “modern” times. In that one county in Wyoming, Johnson covers a huge amount of “relational territory” as he spins this story that involves his mentor, Lucian Connally, and Lucian’s precious but long lost love.

Up next:  Legal Tender, by Lisa Scottoline

Harriet Engle is an avid reader of several authors who write murder mystery series. Look for her weekly reviews highlighting each of these series.

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