The Cold Dish
by Craig Johnson
2004 / 400 pages
read by George Guidell – 13h 8m
Walt Longmire has been the sheriff of a small county in Wyoming for a long time. One night the body of a young man is found – a murder victim. The complication, after we get around to it, is that this guy was one of 4 youths convicted some time ago for the rape of a local girl – a mentally challenged Cheyenne girl. So now there are 3 of the convicted boys left. But it looks like someone wants revenge when there are only 2 left – and Longmire is on the case.
I’m not sure I like the first person of Longmire – he’s just a bit too mouthy – his thinking too “know-it-all” and trying to be literate and funny. This story seems to have a lot of extraneous “cutesy” padding. I was going to say something about maybe all this is endearing to those who have followed Longmire for awhile but this is the first in the series – where can it go? Apparently somewhere with lots of fans because the 11th in the series is coming out in June and there even a TV series (A&E) based on the novels – I was basically bored.