My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I came to this series of books via the televisions series, which I love. Now, I’m loving the books just as much, if not more, than the TV show. Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire is a complex character without many of the tropes that mysteries get trapped in with the lone, usually alcoholic, lawman. Walt is a man with deep roots in his community, close friends, a daughter. He’s a man who feels his responsibilities are part of his honor and duty and sometimes those responsibilities are at cross purposes. The people around him are just as interesting and just as appealing as he is. They aren’t cardboard cut outs, they feel like real people with real foibles. In short, these are high quality mysteries, well worth your time.