The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson
A Walt Longmire Mystery (Walt Longmire Mysteries)

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Walt doubts a confession of murder in this novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Cold Dish and Dry Bones, the fifth in the Longmire Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit Netflix original series

Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love The Dark Horse is the fifth installment in New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson's Longmire Mystery Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit Netflix original drama series. Wade Barsad, a man with a dubious past and a gift for making enemies, burned his wife Mary's horses in their barn; in retribution, she shot him in the head six times, or so the story goes. But Sheriff Walt Longmire doesn't believe Mary's confession and is determined to dig deeper. Unpinning his star to pose as an insurance investigator, Walt visits the Barsad ranch and discovers that everyone in town--including a beautiful Guetemalan bartender and a rancher with a taste for liquor--had a reason for wanting Wade dead.  




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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 April 15, 2009 by Penguin Books. 346 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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Though his jail is housing confessed killer Mary Barsad, Walt Longmire has a feeling the horse-loving lady is innocent.

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Oregon Live

Reading: Johnson reads from "The Dark Horse" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Murder by the Book, 3210 S.E.

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Oregonian 4 of 5 Stars"The Dark Horse delivers another solid, winning mystery in Johnson's addictive series, set amid haunting landscapes and with characters who come off the page-so much so that Johnson has gotten more than one love letter sent to him with a request to forward it to Walt.

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Even though the murder took place in an adjoining jurisdiction and she confessed, with the murder weapon in her lap, something doesn’t smell right to Walt, who undertakes to conduct an investigation undercover.

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