Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: Divorce Horse by Craig Johnson

  • File Size: 635 KB
  • Print Length: 51 pages
  • Publisher: VIKING ADULT (April 16, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007HUD72Y

Book Description

Sheriff Walt Longmire and his soon-to-be married daughter, Cady, hit the race track in an original story from New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson

Walt Longmire, the longtime sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, has little time to relax. Still recovering from his manhunt chasing down escaped convict and sociopath Reynaud Shade in the Bighorn Mountains, Walt just can’t find the opportunity to sit back and kick off his cowboy boots. His daughter, Cady, is getting married in a few months to the brother of his under-sheriff Victoria Moretti and is in town, helping her dad ‘recuperate’ and to talk about love, life, and weddings.

Meanwhile, the American Indian Days Parade and Pow Wow are attracting tourists and trouble. The pride and joy of Tommy Jefferson’s stables—and the catalyst for his marital problems—the notorious divorce horse, has gone missing, and Jefferson, renowned Indian Relay Racer and one-time meth head, wants him back. With the help of his best friend Henry Standing Bear and his daughter, The Greatest Legal Mind Of Our Time, Walt sets off to the races.

My Review

Thrilled to discover a new western mystery writer, Craig Johnson. It is a novella that bridges the gap between Hell is Empty and As The Crow Flies.  It takes place mostly at a racetrack during the American Indian Days and Powwow.  Tommy Jefferson's horse, known as the Divorce Horse, due to the divorce battle over assets between Tommy and his soon to be ex wife. 

It is a good introduction to the characters.  I am looking forward to the setting of Wyoming in this series of Walt Longmire mysteries. I've been to Wyoming several times and love the open spaces, the plains, the Bighorn Mountains, and Yellowstone Park.  A friend is heading up a project in Green River so we might be heading that way soon.  I wish I had the time to start at the beginning but I've been lucky enough to have been granted a review copy of As The Crow Flies as well. 

I can tell already by the writing style in this novella that I'm going to enjoy this series by Craig Johnson.  Now on to As The Crow Flies.

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