As the Crow Flies: Book summary and reviews of As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson

As the Crow Flies

A Walt Longmire Mystery (Book 8)

by Craig Johnson

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As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson
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  • Published in USA  May 2012
    320 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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The Wyoming lawman returns after staking his claim on the New York Times bestseller list.

Embarking on his eighth adventure, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has a more important matter on his mind than cowboys and criminals. His daughter, Cady, is getting married to the brother of his undersheriff, Victoria Moretti. Walt and old friend Henry Standing Bear are the de facto wedding planners and fear Cady's wrath when the wedding locale arrangements go up in smoke two weeks before the big event.

The pair set out to find a new site for the nuptials on the Cheyenne Reservation, but their scouting expedition ends in horror as they witness a young Crow woman plummeting from Painted Warrior's majestic cliffs. It's not Walt's turf, but the newly appointed tribal police chief and Iraqi war veteran, the beautiful Lolo Long, shanghais him into helping with the investigation. Walt is stretched thin as he mentors Lolo, attempts to catch the bad guys, and performs the role of father of the bride.

With the popularity of Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire series growing apace, fans new and old will relish As the Crow Flies, the sheriff's latest quirky and complex investigation.

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"Starred Review. Johnson expertly highlights his conflicted hero's dual role as father and sheriff in this deeply satisfying installment." - Publishers Weekly

"All the elements his fans love are present: lively characters, easy banter, and, of course, a touch of the supernatural... This book fits the hand like a well-worn glove." - Booklist

"Johnson's magnificent last entry (Hell Is Empty) is a tough act to follow, and readers will find this title somewhat mellower." - Library Journal

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Craig Johnson Author Biography

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Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.

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