An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson
A Longmire Mystery

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Whether he’s squaring off against biker gangs or teasing out long-simmering feuds involving his closest friends, Walt Longmire is always the man for the job.
-Publishers Weekly

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In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils Tower
 
In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming—the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower—to investigate, things start getting complicated. As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a
wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident. After all, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Adventures of Sherlock Holmes the Bear won't stop quoting, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."


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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 September 13, 2016 by Viking. 328 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

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on Aug 30 2016

Plenty of action, humor, and literary allusions drive the story to a bang-up conclusion. Johnson (Dry Bones, 2015, etc.) never disappoints.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Aug 07 2016

Whether he’s squaring off against biker gangs or teasing out long-simmering feuds involving his closest friends, Walt Longmire is always the man for the job.

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Reviewed by Kevin Tipple on Nov 24 2016

Most of the backstory in this book refers to the woman who inspired Henry many years ago. An Obvious Fact, like everything else by Craig Johnson, is solidly good and very much worth your time.

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Reviewed by Cynthia Chow on Oct 29 2016

The title of this book is so clever that it reveals nothing, yet is completely central to the story. Craig Johnson stands out by masterfully creating characters for whom readers continually cheer, and he delivers moments that are often both funny and empathic.

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Reviewed by Sharon Mensing on Oct 27 2016

In the end, the Sturgis connection makes for an interesting diversion for Longmire, but it is not the strongest in the series. For those who are following the series, this is a quick and different read. For those who are new to the series, this is not the best entry point.

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Reviewed by G. Robert Frazier on Oct 17 2016

An Obvious Fact is a welcome addition to the Longmire canon and one fans will anxiously wait to see adapted on the small screen.

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on Sep 01 2016

I’m looking forward to that, yet I was happy he could find time for Walt to simply relax with his friend, lover, some bikers, a bunch of guns, and a few bodies.

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