The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire Mystery #1) by Craig Johnson
Thoughts Before Reading:
So my sister and I were hanging out and saw Longmire on TV. I love anything Western and Wyoming (after all I lived there for a while)
So we started watching it. Right away I was hooked, and I ended up hooking others.
I loved the first three seasons the of the show. I thought the character of Longmire was excellent in his crime-solving abilities, very Sherlock Holmes and with such a love of literature!
And then Lou Diamond Phillips as Longmire’s best friend and member of the Cheyenne tribe, Henry Standing Bear. He was so fantastic!
So when I discovered that it was based on a book series, I decided I had to read it.
After twenty-four years as a Sheriff of Absaroka County, WY; he is thinking this will be his last year. He is hoping to pave the way for his outspoken deputy, Victoria “Vic”Moreitti.
However, when they find the body of Cody Pritchard, he knows retirement is not happening anytime soon. Two years ago, Cody was one of four boys who raped a mentally challenged Cheyenne girl. The boys were given a light sentence, something that upsetted many people. It looks like someone may be out for revenge, but who? And why now?
Thoughts After Reading:
This was horrible!
I was so shocked! The TV show was amazing and how could it even be created based on this horrible book.
I mean Walt didn’t really sheriff or investigate. Who wants to read a mystery where the main character doesn’t even care about crime solving, Instead he spends all his time trying to start a relationship, ugh.
I’d give this one star and urge others to just skip it and head straight to the TV show.
I know I won’t be reading anymore of these books for a long time, maybe never.
For more on The Cold Dish, go to It Was Brain-Tanned Leather, As Soft As a Horse’s Nose, and the Color of Butter Melting in the Sun
For more Westerns, go to Capital Bride
For more mystery reviews, go to The Mysterious Affair at Styles