Junkyard Dogs: A Longmire Mystery (Paperback)

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Junkyard
Dogs
is one of Craig Johnson’s best.  The opening scenes are unforgettable.  County dumps and expensive housing
developments do not make good neighbors. 
How far would Ozzie go to get rid of George’s dump, the blight on the
horizon of his pricey houses? Throw in a version of Romeo and Juliet for the older
set, and you have the main ingredients for a heady brew of mystery, greed and
passion.  Walt has more to solve than the
ensuing mayhem.  Deputy Santiago has the
willies since being partially eviscerated in an earlier book. Santiago is a
good man; Walt doesn’t want to lose him. 
So he starts thinking up ways to build Santiago’s confidence and keep
him busy.  Walt’s strategy runs into a
few bumps in the road.

 

 

 

 

— Deon Stonehouse

June 2010 Indie Next List


“The bodies pile up almost as fast as the Valentine's Day snow in the award-winning author's sixth mystery featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire. When a severed thumb is found in the local junkyard, a collision course is set between the locals and multimillion-dollar developers eyeballing the adjacent property. All of Johnson's trademarks are here - great characters, witty banter, serious sleuthing, and a love of Wyoming bigger than a stack of derelict cars.”
— Brian Woodbury, The Toadstool Bookshop, Milford, NH

Description


From the New York Times bestselling author of Land of Wolves, a modern-day ranch war takes place in the sixth Longmire novel 

Junkyard Dogs, the sixth installment in the New York Times bestselling Longmire Mystery Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit Netflix original drama series, takes us to Durant, Wyoming. It's a volatile new economy in Durant when the owners of a multimillion-dollar development of ranchettes want to get rid of the adjacent Stewart junkyard. Meeting the notorious Stewart clan is an adventure unto itself, and when conflict erupts—and someone ends up dead—Sheriff Walt Longmire, his lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, and deputies Santiago Saizarbitoria and Victoria Moretti find themselves in a small town that feels more and more like a high-plains pressure cooker.

Walt Longmire is up to his badge in the darker aspects of human nature, making his way through the case with a combination of love, laughs, and derelict automobiles.

About the Author


Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

Praise For…


Praise for Craig Johnson and the Walt Longmire Mystery Series

"It's the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson's lean and leathery mysteries." —The New York Times Book Review

"Johnson's hero only gets better—both at solving cases and at hooking readers—with age." —Publishers Weekly

"Like the greatest crime novelists, Johnson is a student of human nature. Walt Longmire is strong but fallible, a man whose devil-may-care stoicism masks a heightened sensitivity to the horrors he's witnessed." —Los Angeles Times

"Johnson's trademarks [are] great characters, witty banter, serious sleuthing, and a love of Wyoming bigger than a stack of derelict cars." —The Boston Globe

"The characters talk straight from the hip and the Wyoming landscape is its own kind of eloquence." —The New York Times

"[Walt Longmire] is an easy man to like. . . . Johnson evokes the rugged landscape with reverential prose, lending a heady atmosphere to his story." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Stepping into Walt's world is like slipping on a favorite pair of slippers, and it's where those slippers lead that provides a thrill. Johnson pens a series that should become a 'must' read, so curl up, get comfortable, and enjoy the ride." —The Denver Post 

"Johnson's pacing is tight and his dialogue snaps." —Entertainment Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143119531
ISBN-10: 0143119532
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: May 31st, 2011
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: A Longmire Mystery