Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dark Horse by Craig Johnson

Dark Horse, A Walt Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - 318 pages

Mary Barsad says she shot Wade, her mean, but wealthy husband, because he burned the barn with the horses in it.  Being temporarily housed in Walt's jail, he becomes convinced that Mary has been duped into thinking she is guilty and goes undercover  to prove it.  Threatened by the FBi not to investigate, he continues his search for truth in an unfriendly town, barely survives a boxing match, and rides the fastest horse in the county to find the real culprit.

Be prepared, the story often jumps to the recent past to set the stage for Wal'ts undercover activities. Includes discussion questions for Dark Horse and Chapter One of Junkyard Dog.  The Longmire television series is based on Johnson's Wyoming sheriff. 

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