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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Highly Recommended Reading: "Any Other Name: A Longmire Mystery" by Craig Johnson.

This horse in southern Arizona is a long way from Sheriff Walt Longmire's Wyoming home.
But the vibe is similar!

Any Other Name: One of the best Longmire mysteries yet
 in this excellent series.

I greatly enjoy the Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery series by Craig Johnson. In Johnson's latest book, Any Other Name, Longmire is outside his jurisdiction, investigating the suicide of a law enforcement officer as a favor for his friend and former boss, Lucian Connally. I found it to be an exciting and highly entertaining read.

Any Other Name has all the classic characters and elements we now associate with a Longmire mystery: Walt unwaveringly pursues the truth, with a touch of humor and against all the odds (and the elements). And he is aided in the investigation by Lucian, his great friend Henry Standing Bear, and his colleague Victoria Moretti. In Any Other Name, Longmire is also under the pressure of time to both solve the mystery and keep an important commitment to his daughter.

If you are already a fan of these books, just dive right into this one. It is terrific. If you are new to the series, start with the first book and build your way up to this one; it's a great ride!

Longmire newbies: Get volumes one through four in this set.