A Serpent's Tooth by Craig Johnson
A Walt Longmire Mystery

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...it goes from humorous to heartbreaking, capturing life in it’s mess, craziness, nobility, and most of all it’s fragility. Much like the book there is a beauty to it’s strangeness.
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The ninth book of the New York Times bestselling series and basis for LONGMIRE, the hit drama series now on Netflix

Craig Johnson's The Highwayman is now available from Viking

It’s homecoming for the Durant Dogies when Cord Lynear, a Mormon “lost boy” forced off his compound for rebellious behavior, shows up in Absaroka County. Without much guidance, divine or otherwise, Sheriff Walt Longmire, Victoria Moretti, and Henry Standing Bear search for the boy’s mother and find themselves on a high-plains scavenger hunt that ends at the barbed-wire doorstep of an interstate polygamy group. Run by four-hundred-pound Roy Lynear, Cord’s father, the group is frighteningly well armed and very good at keeping secrets.

Walt’s got Cord locked up for his own good, but the Absaroka County jailhouse is getting crowded since the arrival of the boy’s self-appointed bodyguard, a dangerously spry old man who claims to be blessed by Joseph Smith himself. As Walt, Vic, and Henry butt heads with the Lynears, they hear whispers of Big Oil and the CIA and fear they might be dealing with a lot more than they bargained for.


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About Craig Johnson

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CRAIG JOHNSON is the author of the Walt Longmire mystery series and is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, and the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five. Visit craigallenjohnson.com.
 
Published June 4, 2013 by Penguin Books. 353 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for A Serpent's Tooth
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Kirkus

Good
on Jan 29 2013

...a tense, action-filled story with Johnson’s usual touches of humor and romance.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Mar 18 2013

Suspense propels the brisk plot, complemented by a sly sense of humor and a breathtaking look at Wyoming.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Jun 07 2013

While the genre of western fiction has never really died, its resurgence, due to this series and others, is most welcome. Read A SERPENT’S TOOTH and find out why.

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Kings River Life

Good
on Jun 01 2013

This is an absolutely wonderful series filled with humane characters often driven to their limits by tragedies and yet who continue to survive through humor, family, and friends.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Excellent

The characters are believably a part of the western world Johnson describes, and the plot is full of both humor and suspense.

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Mystery People

Good
on Jun 06 2013

...it goes from humorous to heartbreaking, capturing life in it’s mess, craziness, nobility, and most of all it’s fragility. Much like the book there is a beauty to it’s strangeness.

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