Friday, August 16, 2013

Longmire, the TV series, the books, the dream

Craig Johnson's 'A Serpent's Tooth, a Walt Longmire Mystery' is the 9th in the popular series about Wyoming Sheriff Longmire. The A&E TV series 'Longmire' is based on these books, so fans of the TV series will want to read the books too. I recommend starting with the first in the book series, 'The Cold Dish', not only because it sets up the contemporary western setting and the characters, but also because the earlier books are a little stronger than this one. In 'Serpent's Tooth', Walt and his deputy, the beautiful Victoria Moretti, and his best friend, Henry Standing Bear, go on the search for the family of a 15 year old Mormon 'lost boy' who has wandered into Absaroka County. The plot meanders and ambles through a wide swath of the wild western landscape of Wyoming and nearby states, encounters a bevy of independent, ornery and downright evil characters, uncovers CIA and other fairly incredible plots and features quite a lot of heavy fire from a well-armed group of good guys and bad guys. I love the TV series and enjoy the books, but had to give this outing only 3 stars out of 5 on my Goodreads list. Still, for fans, the series of books is highly recommended.
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Live the western dream by checking out A&E's Longmire website where you can watch full episodes, enter contests, and get the scoop and gossip about the stars of the series.

Visit author Craig Johnson's website

Read the LA Times interview with the author to discuss 'A Serpent's Tooth.'

'How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!'

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