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Craig Johnson (1) (1961–)

Autor(a) de The Cold Dish

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About the Author

Craig Allen Johnson was born in Huntington, West Virginia on January 16, 1961. He has a background in law enforcement and education. He is the author of the Walt Longmire Mystery series. Another Man's Moccasins won the Western Writer's of America Spur Award for best novel of 2008. The A&E TV series mostrar mais Longmire, which is based on his novels, started in 2012. Johnson' title, An Obvious Fact, the 13th book in the Walt Longmire series, became a New York Times bestseller in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Craig Johnson

The Cold Dish (2004) 2,203 cópias
Death Without Company (2005) 1,290 cópias
Kindness Goes Unpunished (2007) 1,090 cópias
Another Man's Moccasins (2008) 997 cópias
The Dark Horse (2009) 968 cópias
Junkyard Dogs (2010) 867 cópias
Hell is Empty (2011) 819 cópias
As the Crow Flies (2012) 813 cópias
A Serpent's Tooth (2013) 756 cópias
Any Other Name (2014) 693 cópias
Dry Bones (2015) 663 cópias
An Obvious Fact (2016) 592 cópias
Spirit of Steamboat (2013) 518 cópias
The Western Star (2017) 509 cópias
Depth of Winter (2018) 461 cópias
The Highwayman (2016) 445 cópias
Wait for Signs (2014) 421 cópias
Land of Wolves (2019) 405 cópias
Next to Last Stand (2020) 371 cópias
Daughter of the Morning Star (2021) 295 cópias
Hell and Back (2022) 196 cópias
The Longmire Defense (2023) 174 cópias
Divorce Horse [short story] (2012) 169 cópias
Christmas in Absaroka County (2012) 140 cópias
Messenger [short story] (2013) 139 cópias
First Frost (2024) 45 cópias
Shots Fired Deputy Down (2015) 2 cópias
Slick-Tongued Devil [short story] (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Fire Bird [short story] (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Unbalanced [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Another Mans Message 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Johnson, Craig Allen
Data de nascimento
1961-01-16
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Huntington, West Virginia, USA
Locais de residência
Ucross, Wyoming, USA
Organizações
Mystery Writers of America
Agente
Gail Hochman

Membros

Resenhas

First Frost: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson picks up a few weeks after The Longmire Defense. It is a novel of two storylines. One storyline is set in the here and now as powerful and well-connected forces use a court hearing to go after Sheriff Walt Longmire for his actions at the end of the last book.

The other storyline is set in late May, 1964. Henry and Walt are embarking on a road trip as they head east from California to report for military service. Both have graduated from college and that meant their college deferment is over. The Vietnam War is well underway and Henry is to report to Fort Polk in Louisiana. Walt Longmire is to report to Parris Island in South Carolina. They have about a week to get where they need to be in order to comply with their orders. They are talking Walt’s old farm truck and will go east, through Oklahoma, so that Henry Standing bear can visit relatives, before hitting Fort Polk and then Parris Island.

At least that was the plan.

After a slow start out of California due to some questions from the local police after they save some folks off of a sinking boat, they get on I-40 heading east. It is after many hours of travel, dep in the night,, somewhere in Arizona (they think), when everything goes sideways, literally, and they wind up in a ditch. The result is a right front wheel bent horribly off at an angle indicating major damage. The only answer at their isolated location is to walk for help.

After some walking, they find the small barely existing town of Bone Valley. There are hardly any people and most of the structures are boarded up and locked in one way or another. It is clear from the start of their arrival that it is a strange place and haunted by something horrible that happened many years earlier. What happened is something the few local left don’t want to talk about or deal with as they are desperate to keep the secrets buried and avoid all outsiders. The arrival of Walt and Henry, who can’t easily be sent on their way as soon as possible, are a problem for that goal.

In the here and now, the good Sheriff is involved in a court hearing where he has to testify regarding his actions at the end of the last book. I can’t go into more detail without creating spoilers and I never do that. I can say that if you have not read The Longmire Defense, it would be best to do so before reading this book, as the events in the climax of that book are the main issue in this storyline.

The two storylines, decades apart run independently as this book moves forward and steadily entertains the reader. As always in this series, the past is major part of the here and now. First Frost: A Longmire Mystery is a read that once again touches on friendship, faith, morality, and legacy. As has been pointed out in this series before, regardless of the intent, noble or otherwise, our actions can, and often do, have a lasting impact far beyond what is seen at the time.

First Frost: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson is another really good read in this long running series. One that should be read in order, as always.

My digital ARC was provided by the publisher, Penguin Group/Viking through NetGalley.

Kevin R. Tipple ©2024
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kevinrtipple | Jun 7, 2024 |
{my thoughts} - This books starts off talking about Walt Longmire's obsession with a particular file about an Cheyenne Indian girl named Melissa Little Bird. She was clearly gang raped by four boys who had led her into basement. The saddest part is that she suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome. This is that one case that every cop has the one they can't shake because they couldn't bring it to justice. He has the file memorized from the inside out and just thinking about it the entire case washes over his every thought. The connection between Walt is that Melissa's Uncle Henry Standing Bear and him are old friends from both youth and military. He feels he owes it to his friend to bring justice to the boys that had wronged such a trusting girl.

It is up to Walt to figure out why the boys that had been accused of the crimes against Melissa have been turning up dead. He also goes through a trial and error love mishap throughout the book. The book essentially ends with an unexpected twist.

{reason for reading} - I have to admit I love the show, however the book took me over a month to read. I do not believe I will be reading further into this series as it did not appear to be something that I enjoy. I had an interesting story line, but it had so much foul language and unwanted speech that I had a really difficult time enjoying it. The ending however was a rather nice twist.
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Zapkode | outras 139 resenhas | Jun 1, 2024 |
{my thoughts} - This books starts off talking about Walt Longmire's obsession with a particular file about an Cheyenne Indian girl named Melissa Little Bird. She was clearly gang raped by four boys who had led her into basement. The saddest part is that she suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome. This is that one case that every cop has the one they can't shake because they couldn't bring it to justice. He has the file memorized from the inside out and just thinking about it the entire case washes over his every thought. The connection between Walt is that Melissa's Uncle Henry Standing Bear and him are old friends from both youth and military. He feels he owes it to his friend to bring justice to the boys that had wronged such a trusting girl.

It is up to Walt to figure out why the boys that had been accused of the crimes against Melissa have been turning up dead. He also goes through a trial and error love mishap throughout the book. The book essentially ends with an unexpected twist.

{reason for reading} - I have to admit I love the show, however the book took me over a month to read. I do not believe I will be reading further into this series as it did not appear to be something that I enjoy. I had an interesting story line, but it had so much foul language and unwanted speech that I had a really difficult time enjoying it. The ending however was a rather nice twist.
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CrimsonSoul | outras 139 resenhas | Jun 1, 2024 |
A remarkably complete T. Rex skeleton has been found by a young paleontologist on what may or may not be Cheyenne land, or land owned personally by Danny Lone Elk, who mysteriously ends up dead in the Turtle Pond where he often feeds and communes with the ancient creatures before feeding on them. The FBI gets involved because if it turns out the Cheyenne, individually or collectively, do not own the land, it might be federal property, and the government wouldn't want to lose out on the sale of that T. Rex. Lots of nasty business, Walt's family situation takes a turn, and he faces more than one crazy bastard intent on shooting, stabbing or otherwise maiming him. Miraculously, he escapes this time with nothing more than a possible concussion. Tragedy and comedy overlap in the best way, a character who has apparently served his purpose is "written out", and it looks like Cady is coming back to Wyoming. A definite improvement over the last installment… (mais)
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laytonwoman3rd | outras 38 resenhas | Mar 22, 2024 |

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