Any Other Name
A Longmire Mystery
By Craig Johnson
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143126973, 336pp.)
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
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A sheriff’s mysterious death spurs the new novel in the New York Times bestselling Walt Longmire series
Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman’s popularity skyrocketing. Now, with three consecutive New York Times bestsellers to his name and the second season of Longmire reaching an average of 5.4 million viewers per episode, Craig Johnson is reaching a fan base that is both fiercely loyal and ever growing.
In Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justiceWyoming style.
Craig Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.
“Top-notch....Johnson's hero only gets better—both at solving cases and at hooking readers—with age.” —Publishers Weekly
"Well-crafted...filled with endearing characters and nonstop action." —Library Journal (starred review)
"Once more, you can count on Longmire...for action both physical and cerebral, a bit of humor and romance, and a mighty good mystery." —Kirkus Reviews
“Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire’s eleventh case takes him out of his jurisdiction….Those who have followed the series all along will find no reason to stop now.”—Booklist
“[Johnson] has hit a home run....Indeed, this may be [his] best Longmire mystery yet.”—Wyoming Tribune Eagle
“Any Other Name is yet another fast-paced novel filled with Johnson's brand of Wild West humor and quick wit.”—Deseret News
“Suspenseful and always entertaining....The 11th Walt Longmire mystery is one of the best yet.”—The Oklahoman Review
Praise for A Serpent’s Tooth:
“Suspense propels the brisk plot, complemented by a sly sense of humor and a breathtaking look at Wyoming.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred)
"Authentic....The story moves at a brisk pace, with room for some good-natured humor and plenty of gorgeous Wyoming scenery."—CNN.com
"A tense, action-filled story with Johnson's usual touches of humor and romance."—Kirkus
"Maybe [Johnson's] best one yet."—Charleston Gazette
"Johnson employs his trademark humor, many literary allusions, a cast readers can't help but love and Johnson's obvious love of the land he's writing about. Readers will experience the West in all its grandeur while Walt battles the evils trying to encroach upon his beloved county."—Shelf Awareness