Wade Barsad locked his wife Mary's horses in their barn and then burned it down. In return she shot him in the head six times - or so the story goes. Sheriff Walt Longmire doesn't believe Mary's confession, and he's determined to dig deeper. Posing as an insurance claims investigator, Walt goes undercover and soon discovers that the population of ...Read MoreWade Barsad locked his wife Mary's horses in their barn and then burned it down. In return she shot him in the head six times - or so the story goes. Sheriff Walt Longmire doesn't believe Mary's confession, and he's determined to dig deeper. Posing as an insurance claims investigator, Walt goes undercover and soon discovers that the population of an entire town might have wanted Wade dead, including a beautiful Guatemalan bartender and a rancher with a taste for liquor but not so much for honesty ...'A winning mystery with characters coming off the page' Portland OregonianRead Less
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Another Great Modern Day Western from Craig Johnson! Setting is current, but the story is straight out of the Old West. Johnson does another outstanding job of story telling, with the setting and values that add meaning to our lives. I really love this series of "Western" novels.
Apr 3, 2013
I really enjoyed this, the best part is near the end of the book.Well done'
Feb 7, 2013
Longmire is the best
I really enjoyed this book, and will continue with the rest of the series. Longmire rocks!!!
Sep 6, 2012
another good read
I like Johnson's style and humor and really love Walt Longmire's character. Enjoyed it all the way through. Goota love a good horse story
May 7, 2010
I think it was a good read. I have read all his books. This one didn,t have as much humor, as usual. I think I am over this author, not sure I would read him again. For me, personally he has run his course, or , my tastes have changed. I am very into the Icelandic mysteries at this time, thanks, Sharon
Publishers Weekly, 2009-03-30 In Johnson's superb fifth contemporary mystery to feature Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire (after 2008's Another Man's Moccasins), Walt has his doubts about Mary Barsad's guilt when she confesses to shooting her husband, Wade, after Wade allegedly burned down their barn with all Mary's horses inside. Even though the crime is out of his jurisdiction in a neighboring county, Walt can't shake the feeling that there's more to Mary's story. Posing as an insurance agent, Walt starts poking around the tiny town of Absalom, whose main attraction are the fights at the local bar. He meets an illegal immigrant bartender with a knack for crime solving, the Barsads' loyal cowhand and some ranchers who may have had their own reasons for wanting Wade dead. Walt digs deep into the dilapidated town's history, unearthing secrets that might be better left buried. Series fans will delight in seeing Walt return to his cowboy roots as he mounts a horse and navigates the sparsely populated state. 8-city author tour. (June) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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