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A Serpent's Tooth

A Walt Longmire Mystery (Walt Longmire Mystery)

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Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Published In: United States, 01 June 2013
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The inspiration for A&E's Longmire finds himself in the crosshairs in the ninth book of the New York Times bestselling seriesCraig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017. The success of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series that began with The Cold Dish continues to grow after A&E's hit show Longmire introduced new fans to the Wyoming sheriff. As the Crow Flies marked the series' highest debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, in his ninth Western mystery, Longmire stares down his most dangerous foes yet. It's homecoming in Absaroka County, but the football and festivities are interrupted when a homeless boy wanders into town. A Mormon -lost boy, - Cord Lynear is searching for his missing mother but clues are scarce. Longmire and his companions, feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear, embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group that's presiding over a stockpile of weapons and harboring a vicious vendetta.

About the Author

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

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"Suspense propels the brisk plot, complemented by a sly sense of humor and a breathtaking look at Wyoming."--Publishers Weekly (Starred) "Authentic....The story moves at a brisk pace, with room for some good-natured humor and plenty of gorgeous Wyoming scenery."--CNN.com -Suspense propels the brisk plot, complemented by a sly sense of humor and a breathtaking look at Wyoming.---Publishers Weekly (Starred) -Authentic....The story moves at a brisk pace, with room for some good-natured humor and plenty of gorgeous Wyoming scenery.---CNN.com Suspense propels the brisk plot, complemented by a sly sense of humor and a breathtaking look at Wyoming. Publishers Weekly (Starred) "Authentic....The story moves at a brisk pace, with room for some good-natured humor and plenty of gorgeous Wyoming scenery." CNN.com" Praise for "As the Crow Flies "by Craig Johnson AN INDIE NEXT PICK "Walt continues to be excellent company because he's always keen to learn something from the strong Indian characters in this series...This time a wizened old medicine woman takes Walt in hand, guiding him through a Native American Church peyote ceremony deep in the woods...he [has] a vision that expands his mind and helps him solve the case."--Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review " "A top-notch tale of complex emotions and misguided treachery..." Crow" is a superb novel steeped in the culture of the American West."--"USA"" Today" "The pleasure of the series rests in Walt's narration, with its laid-back, observant, bemused recounting of events...Solid landscapes, a melange of fully fleshed characters (familiar and new), drily laconic dialogue and assorted power struggles--including Walt's endless war with Rezdawg, Henry's recalcitrant, falling-apart truck--keep the latest in this rich and satisfying series on engaging course."--"Houston"" Chronicle" "Walt's voice lets readers in on his gentle and wry nature, while showcasing his devotion to bringing bad guys or gals to justice...Johnson enriches his narrative by using the setting itself as another well-developed character. Johnson's Northern Cheyenne characters defy stereotype with self-depreciating humor and strength. Chief Lolo Long and Tribal Chief Lonnie Little Bird are especially well-crafted and appealing."--"The Denver Post " "Johnson expertly highlights his conflicted hero's dual role as father and sheriff in this deeply satisfying installment."--"Publisher's Weekly "(starred review) "All the elements his fans love are present: lively characters, easy banter, and, of course, a touch of the supernatural. In early books, Walt was less sure of himself, but, in his eighth adventure, it makes sense that he's now the one "giving sheriff lessons." This book fits the hand like a well-worn glove."--"Booklist " Praise for "As the Crow Flies "by Craig Johnson AN INDIE NEXT PICK "Walt continues to be excellent company because he's always keen to learn something from the strong Indian characters in this series...This time a wizened old medicine woman takes Walt in hand, guiding him through a Native American Church peyote ceremony deep in the woods...he [has] a vision that expands his mind and helps him solve the case."--Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review " "A top-notch tale of complex emotions and misguided treachery..." Crow" is a superb novel steeped in the culture of the American West."--"USA"" Today" "The pleasure of the series rests in Walt's narration, with its laid-back, observant, bemused recounting of events...Solid landscapes, a melange of fully fleshed characters (familiar and new), drily laconic dialogue and assorted power struggles--including Walt's endless war with Rezdawg, Henry's recalcitrant, falling-apart truck--keep the latest in this rich and satisfying series on engaging course."--"Houston"" Chronicle" "Walt's voice lets readers in on his gentle and wry nature, while showcasing his devotion to bringing bad guys or gals to justice...Johnson enriches his narrative by using the setting itself as another well-developed character. Johnson's Northern Cheyenne characters defy stereotype with self-depreciating humor and strength. Chief Lolo Long and Tribal Chief Lonnie Little Bird are especially well-crafted and appealing."--"The Denver Post " "Johnson expertly highlights his conflicted hero's dual role as father and sheriff in this deeply satisfying installment."--"Publisher's Weekly "(starred review) "All the elements his fans love are present: lively characters, easy banter, and, of course, a touch of the supernatural. In early books, Walt was less sure of himself, but, in his eighth adventure, it makes sense that he's now the one "giving sheriff lessons." This book fits the hand like a well-worn glove."--"Booklisth

EAN: 9780670026456
ISBN: 067002645X
Publisher: Viking
Dimensions: 23.44 x 16.18 x 3.02 centimetres (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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