The Cold Dish - Walt Longmire, Bk 1 Author:Craig Johnson The first novel in the New York Times bestselling Walt Longmire mystery series. — New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming's Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his background in law enforcement and his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning auth... more »enticity, and full of memorable characters.
Sheriff Walt Longmire knows he's got trouble when Cody Pritchard is found dead. Two years earlier, Cody and three accomplices had been given suspended sentences for raping a Northern Cheyenne girl. Is someone seeking vengeance? Longmire faces the most volatile and challenging case in his twenty-four years as sheriff and means to see that revenge, a dish that is best served cold, is never served at all.« less
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First of the Longmire series. Complex and well-written tale of a the murders of young men who had raped a girl but served only token sentences. Longmire is sometimes reminiscent of Robert B. Parker's Spenser, but Johnson lacks the rat-a-tat rhythm. The pace slows down about midway through the book, and the main chracter takes a noir-ish nosedive at the very end.