Reviewed by Keith Jones
Craig Johnson follows up his debut novel in grand style with “Death Without Company.” Along with another great story, Johnson gives us an insight into the Basque culture within Wyoming.
It begins with what appears to be a natural death in the local assisted living home. The former sheriff, Lucian Connally, who is also a resident there insists otherwise. After discovering that Lucian had once been married to the deceased Mari Baroja, Sheriff Walt Longmire grants Lucian some lattitude and embarks on a full investigation – much to the chagrin of Mari’s family.
As expected, things are not as they first seem and a gripping tale ensues, complete with the trademark Longmire humor. The whole crew; Vic, Henry, Ruby and the Ferg are back along with a couple of new characters to round out the cast. Once again, this one is not to be missed and makes you glad that there are several more volumes ahead to be enjoyed.