Tag Archives: Craig Johnson

Elly Griffiths, “A Room Full of Bones”

Ruth Galloway is a great character for a detective series:  overweight, cranky, insecure in every area but her profession, which happens to be forensic archaeology. Which is to say, Ruth studies old bones. What a terrific premise! Teamed with the … Continue reading

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Craig Johnson, “As the Crow Flies”

You think maybe Craig Johnson reads “Book Group of One?” Because, here’s the thing. I was not totally thrilled with Hell Is Empty, his last Walt Longmire mystery, and I made my opinion known on this little blog. In fact … Continue reading

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Walt Longmire on the Small Screen

Apparently A&E has agreed to produce a series based on Craig Johnson’s Western-themed mysteries. Of course you want to know who will star as Walt, the wise and somewhat battered narrator — answer is Robert Taylor, and I couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Craig Johnson, “Hell is Empty”

So – why shouldn’t a mystery writer be allowed to break out of the mold a little bit? Or, wait, let’s put this another way: must a mystery writer’s production always have an eye to the market? Well, we live in … Continue reading

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Craig Johnson, “Another Man’s Moccasins”

Being a methodical kind of girl, I tend to read series mysteries in order, the way their author wrote them. But I got sidetracked somehow with Craig Johnson and leapt to Junkyard Dogs before getting to Another Man’s Moccasins. Of … Continue reading

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Fred Vargas, “Dans les bois eternels” or “This Night’s Foul Work”

Authors of murder mysteries have to keep a lot of balls in the air, and I’ve complained frequently here about disappointments in the genre. Dans les bois éternels (translated as This Night’s Foul Work) is not one of them. Once … Continue reading

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Craig Johnson, “Junkyard Dogs”

Walter Longmire, back home on the range. Continue reading

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Thomas Perry, “Vanishing Act”

I’m pretty sure this is the first of Perry’s Jane Whitefield series. The concept is brilliant: Jane is a Seneca, from upstate New York, who helps people disappear. The later books are somewhat more functional, more pure thriller, and there’s … Continue reading

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