Next to Last Stand

Next to Last Stand

Large Print - 2021/02/24 | Large print edition.
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"One of the most viewed paintings in American history, Custer's Last Fight, copied and distributed by Anheuser-Busch at a rate of over two million copies a year, was destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Or was it? When Charley Lee Stillwater dies of an apparent heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors, Walt Longmire is called in to try and make sense of a piece of a painting and a Florsheim shoebox containing a million dollars, sending the good sheriff on the trail of a dangerous art heist."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike Pr 2021/02/24
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, Apart of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781432883973
Branch Call Number: 813.6 23
Characteristics: 445 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Apr 20, 2021

I am happy Craig Johnson is still writing the Walt Longmire series. I always learn something new about western American history, native American issues, and this time the battle of Little Big Horn, and General Custer. Bear, Vic, and Ruby try to keep Walt on track. His unerring lawman's instinct leads him to trouble every time. I hope Walt runs for Sherriff again, as I don't want the series to end.

Feb 25, 2021

A retired military man dies at the soldiers and sailors home, leaving behind a complicated and puzzling legacy. Walt Longmire jumps in to figure out the mystery. Along the way, there is murder and a fair amount of Custer's history, as well as quite a good amount of wry humor. The high points are the wheelchair veterans at the soldiers and sailors home as well as Vic's determination to procure a new work vehicle. Plus, Ruby wants to retire. What will Walt do without her? Or should he retire too?

Feb 23, 2021

Another very satisfying installment in the Longmire series, very familiar in its treatment of the characters, but saving some surprises for the basic mystery plot.

Jan 02, 2021

Glad to see Longmire back. I think all Craig Johnson's Longmire books are well done and this one measures up to his usual standards. Great read. The story is an interesting blend of the worlds of Western (USA) culture, Native American culture and history, and the modern world of art. Throw in some retired veterans and high level of greed and sprinkle it all with a historical look back at time when the US Army was engaged in violent suppression of Native Americans, and you have a well-crafted novel worth the time to read.

Nov 23, 2020

It is nice to visit an old friend, and Walt Longmire is both - the nicest friend. He interacts with his friends, is self deprecating, and manages to impart a fair bit of history. The tale flows organically, and Walt's friends are our friends, too, so that makes for a great novel. If there is a downside to this particular tale, it's that Walt's fever dreams are not shared. He appears to still have them as a fugue state, but we are not privy to them, this time. Still, well worth reading if you have been following Longmire over the years.

Oct 25, 2020

Welcome back, Walt Longmire! As in his previous novels, author Craig Johnson is storyteller/teacher regarding his beloved West. The title may indeed refer to the lawman’s career as well that of General George Armstrong Custer’s.

Oct 12, 2020

I like the Longmire books much more than the Netflix series. The TV characters in some ways are better cast than the characters in the book - especially Vic, but also Walt and Henry. However, the stories themselves and the situations just seem more real with less artificial drama in the books. I have read the entire series and this was definitely one of my favorites. The case itself was interesting with an extremely interesting side-story about the history of the painting of "Custer's Last Stand". I loved the old military vets with their souped up motorized wheelchairs. I definitely see possibilities with the new character of Brandon as well as a life for Walt as an investigator if he finally steps aside as sheriff (hinted at as a possibility in this book) since he can still be in a position to interact with Henry, Vic, Brandon's sister LoLo and the other interesting characters in both Absaroka county and the sheriff's departments in other neighboring areas.

ArapahoeJillA Oct 12, 2020

Another great Longmire book by Craig Johnson, this one brings some art history to the storyline, as well as a fun group of Veterans. If you're a Longmire fan, you'll enjoy this one!


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