Daughter of the Morning Star: A Longmire Mystery (Hardcover)

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Daughter of the Morning Star has Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear traveling from Wyoming to Lame Deer Montana.  Tribal Police Chief Lolo Long is a tough woman, a combat veteran of the Middle East, with a hair trigger temper. She is also the first woman to be immune to Henry Standing Bear’s considerable charms (read As The Crow Flies).  But she has a weakness, her niece Jaya Long. 

About a year ago, Jaya’s older sister disappeared driving home from Billings Montana.  Jaya is a star player on the Lame Deer High School Basketball team.  Since her sister disappeared, she has been getting into trouble and receiving death threats.  Lolo is worried that the death threats may be connected to her sister’s disappearance.  She asks Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear for help. 

Once Longmire starts investigating, the action heats up!  Dead bodies accrue, Longmire even takes over coaching when the basketball coach is attacked. As Longmire delves into the going on around Jaya, he runs afoul of some seriously dangerous bad guys, landing himself in mortal danger.

— Deon Stonehouse


A new novel in the beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series.

When Lolo Long's niece Jaya begins receiving death threats, Tribal Police Chief Long calls on Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire along with Henry Standing Bear as lethal backup. Jaya "Longshot" Long is the phenom of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team and is following in the steps of her older sister, who disappeared a year previously, a victim of the scourge of missing Native Woman in Indian Country. Lolo hopes that having Longmire involved might draw some public attention to the girl's plight, but with this maneuver she also inadvertently places the good sheriff in a one-on-one with the deadliest adversary he has ever faced in both this world and the next.

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 25.

Praise For…

"A mysterious adventure that spotlights the horrific experiences of Native women whose abuse is often unseen and unreported."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Longmire, a Vietnam War vet, shrugs off some serious physical knocks, including falling into a canyon, on the way to a dramatic showdown with a killer and a bittersweet if hopeful ending. Fans will hope the sheriff has no plans to retire soon."
—Publishers Weekly

"Johnson uses crisp prose and sharp dialogue to create a sense of immediacy as the investigation moves toward its inevitable, thrilling conclusion."

Praise for Craig Johnson

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593297254
ISBN-10: 0593297253
Publisher: Viking
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Longmire Mystery