Any Other Name: A Longmire Mystery (Paperback)

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Lucian Connally and Walt Longmire have ties that go way
back, deep and strong.  When Lucian asks
a favor, Walt cannot decline.  One of
Lucian’s cronies, Detective Gerald Holman, either committed suicide (the
official version) or was helped from this world.  Either way the widow wants to know why. Holman
was steady as a rock, a by the book kind of guy.  He was working cold cases, not doing anything
that should have turned deadly.  It does
not make sense to the widow, so she opens Pandora’s Box asking her old friend,
Former Sheriff Lucian Conally, to find out what really happened for her.  And Lucian, of course, asks his former protégée
Sheriff Walt Longmire to dig into the last days of Holman’s life and figure out
what went wrong. Holman lived and worked in an adjacent county, so Walt has to arrange
the co-operation of the Sheriff before delving into the detective’s death.  It turns out one of the last cold cases Holman
looked at was a missing woman. This case has a gritty, intense feel as Walt
uncovers the dark side of the human soul. 
There is lots of action and Lucian shows that he still has the moves and
then some. Meanwhile Walt’s first grandchild is about to make an appearance any
day and his daughter Cady wants her Daddy there at the birth putting pressure
on to solve this case quick! High octane entertainment! 

— Deon Stonehouse

Any Other Name, is a real page turner.  Lucian Connally and Walt Longmire have ties that go way back, deep and strong.  When Lucian asks a favor, Walt cannot decline.  One of Lucian’s cronies, Detective Gerald Holman, either committed suicide (the official version) or was helped from this world.  Either way the widow wants to know why. Holman was steady as a rock, a by the book kind of guy.  He was working cold cases, not doing anything that should have turned deadly.  It does not make sense to the widow, so she opens Pandora’s Box asking her old friend, Former Sheriff Lucian Connally, to find out what really happened for her.  And Lucian, of course, asks his former protégée Sheriff Walt Longmire to dig into the last days of Holman’s life to figure out what went wrong. One of the last cold cases Holman looked at was a missing woman. This case has a gritty, intense feel as Walt uncovers the dark side of the human soul.  There is lots of action; Lucian shows that he still has the moves and then some. The story tackles issues of violence against women, the difference between our perception of those around us and their real character, and the dangers inherent in discovering the truth. Former Sheriff Lucian Connally is a very entertaining presence.  High octane entertainment! 

— Deon Stonehouse

Description


“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


A sheriff’s mysterious death spurs the tenth Longmire novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Land of Wolves

 
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 justice—Wyoming style.

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…


"Bracingly ruthless and unsentimental."—The Washington Post

“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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143126973
ISBN-10: 0143126970
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: April 28th, 2015
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: A Longmire Mystery