The Cold Dish

The Cold Dish

eBook - 2005
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After decades of peace between the white and Native American communities of early American Wyoming, a young man who was once convicted for raping a Cheyenne girl is found dead, prompting sheriff Walt Longmire, his deputy Victoria Moretti, and friend Henry Standing Bear to investigate.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005
ISBN: 9781101041857
Characteristics: 1 online resource (354 pages)

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Jan 31, 2018

Didn't watch any of the TV series but heard about it and decided to read the books. This first one was quite good so looking forward to the rest.

AL_JILLK Jan 23, 2018

First in a series, features veteran Sheriff Walt Longmire as he balances justice between Wyoming's white population and Native American community.

CRRL_MegRaymond Jan 05, 2018

Long-simmering resentments between white and native American residents of a small Wyoming town explode with the discovery a dead body.

Jan 22, 2017

Not at all like Hillermans' Indian Policemen, Longmire is a completely different cup of tea, personally screwed up but apparently the worlds greatest shot-700 yards freehand-oh well the writing and character will develop and you will learn to love and understand this wild and wooly county in Wyoming.

Nov 22, 2016

I've been meaning to give this series a read and the first book has me hooked - am going to keep reading them. I also checked out the first episode of the tv series adaptation and it's good, too, but different as adaptations often are. I look forward to enjoying the continuing adventures of Walt Longmire in print and on tv.

Nov 14, 2016

Having seen the first four seasons of the Longmire TV series, I decided to read the first Longmire book in the series. Ahem, the TV series is better, which surprised me. The author, Craig Johnson, produced dialog that is never attributed, as in "he said," "she said," or "I said." As such, who is saying what is often garbled, which led to reread passages to figure who was talking. As far as the mystery goes, it was pretty good, though I had deduced who the perpetrator was halfway through the book.

Nov 09, 2016

I really enjoyed watching the TV show, so I picked up this first book in the Longmire series. I must say I honestly enjoyed the book too! Especially the banter between Longmire and Standing Bear. They work so well together.

AL_HANNAH Aug 08, 2016

The robust characters of the land and people completely captivated me, and the TV series is just as good!

Oct 03, 2015

The first in the series, whose main character is Walt Longmire, a sherif in Montana. The books are a fabulous combination of western and mystery with a little humor thrown in. All the characters have a real-life quality and keep to character. And, I'm always surprised somewhere along the way.
Highly recommended for anyone who likes mysteries, westerns, or just good writing and characterization.
Oh, and I disagree that the TV series is better. It feels truncated after reading the books. And has much less depth.

Apr 21, 2015

Don't give up on this mystery book series vs. the TV show! Oddly, the first book is not the best in the series. He is a steadfast hero, and there is a point in this first story where he really shows his mettle.

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