ANY OTHER NAME by Craig Johnson

ANY OTHER NAME

KIRKUS REVIEW

A favor for an old friend puts Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire in a tough spot.

Longmire is due to fly to Philadelphia for the birth of his daughter Cady’s first child. But when his friend and former boss Lucian Connally asks for help, he can’t say no. Detective Gerald Holman has committed suicide in a neighboring county whose sheriff is willing to have Longmire investigate at the behest of the widow, who refuses to believe her straight-arrow husband could do such a thing. Since his retirement, Holman had been working on cold cases—some of which aren’t so cold, like the disappearance of a bright young woman who was working as an exotic dancer at Dirty Shirley’s to replenish her college fund. Looking more closely into the case, Longmire finds that several other women have also gone missing from the area. Though they seem to have nothing in common, he has to consider a possible serial killer. Tracking another of the missing women to Deadwood, S.D., almost gets Longmire and his friend Henry, aka the Cheyenne Nation, killed. That’s only Longmire's first brush with death as he looks for answers that someone is willing to kill to keep hidden.

Once more, you can count on Longmire (A Serpent’s Tooth, 2013, etc.) for action both physical and cerebral, a bit of humor and romance, and a mighty good mystery.

Pub Date: May 13th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-670-02646-3
Page count: 336pp
Publisher: Viking
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2014




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May 5, 2015
Craig Johnson
author of DRY BONES

In the latest installment of Craig Johnson’s bestselling Longmire series, Wyoming’s beloved lawman takes on his coldest case yet. When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire’s jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum—until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, a number of groups step forward to claim her, including Danny’s family, the tribe, and the federal government. "Johnson's crusty sheriff (Any Other Name, 2014, etc.) remains tough, smart, honest, and capable of entertaining fans with another difficult, dangerous case,” our reviewer writes.

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