As the Crow Flies By Craig Johnson, Another Longmire Mystery

Jun 3, 2013 | 2013 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Ted Feit

Since we failed to see any new movies this weekend I thought it would be fun to share a review of yet another Longmire mystery by Craig Johnson-this one just released in paperback. Check out our review & giveaway of his newest book in this issue, along with a fun interview with Craig!

The thrust of this eighth Walt Longmire novel is two-fold. Walt and his sidekick, the “Bear,” also known as the Cheyenne Nation, are charged with arranging the wedding of Walt’s daughter, a formidable task for the two men.

Meanwhile, they witness the death of a young woman, holding her young son, who falls off a cliff to her death (the boy survives). Was it an accident or murder?

The event diverts the attention of the two, while they become involved with the investigation, although Walt is out of his jurisdiction. Complicating matters also is the fact that a new inexperienced tribal police chief is involved, and Walt sort of has to take her by the hand, mentoring her.

While the story is straightforward on both levels, more important is the further insight into Walt’s personality, as he confronts the various personages with tact and psychology, especially his headstrong daughter and equally obstinate police chief.

Recommended.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Ted & Gloria Feit live in Long Beach, New York, a few miles outside of New York City. For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in lower Manhattan. Her husband, Ted, is an attorney & former stock analyst, publicist & writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly publications. Having always been avid mystery readers & since they’re now retired, they’re able to indulge their passion. Their reviews appear online as well as in three print publications in the UK & US.

1 Comment

  1. I’m thoroughly enjoying the Longmire television program and have been enjoying all of Craig’s books —- wonderful to have great authors out there! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Lynn/MI

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