Dry Bones by Craig JohnsonPosted: May 17, 2015
The fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex is discovered in Absaroka County and not long after that the rancher that owed the land the T-rex is found on is discovered dead in a turtle pond. It isn’t enough that everyone is fighting over who owns the right to the fossil, now Walt Longmire must figure out if the ranchers death was accidental or murder.
Craig Johnsons books about Sheriff Walt Longmire is a wonderful series, but I do miss the old days when I didn’t have to wait a year until the next book. Walt Longmire is a marvelous character, he has that kind of old cowboy way that I love. The John Wayne feeling. Strong, reliable and tough and as usual Walt has a tendency to get into problem. I don’t think I have read a book in this series when he doesn’t end up in any way in the hospital. This book is not an exception. One thing I truly enjoyed in this book was that Walt and Vic finally had the BIG talk that I have been waiting for since I read book nine in series (A Serpent’s Tooth), the talked I waited to read in book ten that never happened.
When it came to the T-Rex story must I admit that even though I enjoyed reading it was the stuff around the case that I most liked. It was a difficult case, was it murder or not? Who would in the end claim the T-Rex? But the things happening around, a heartbreaking death that I didn’t see coming, the openhearted discussion between Walt and Vic and then the realization that an old enemy is back was the best part of the book.
So in the end the book gets 4.5 stars. I liked the book very much, but I would have liked a much more intense and interesting case.
I received this copy from the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review!