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Death Without Company: A Longmire Mystery (Walt Longmire Mysteries Book 2) (2005 original; edició 2007)

de Craig Johnson (Autor)

Sèrie: Walt Longmire (2)

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Elderly local woman Mari Baroja is poisoned, breathing her last at the Durant Home for Assisted Living. Sheriff Longmire wants to know who's been to see her lately. As the Sheriff enters the outermost edge of her web, he sets in motion a string of disturbing occurences involving members of the isolated community: the coal and methane industry, the former Sheriff, and other interests. With Deputy Victoria, Mr. Santiago, and his friend Henry Standing Bear, Longmire must wrangle a man with an appalling history of abuse.… (més)
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Títol:Death Without Company: A Longmire Mystery (Walt Longmire Mysteries Book 2)
Autors:Craig Johnson (Autor)
Informació:Penguin Books (2007), Edition: Reprint, 271 pages
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This volume follows 1 month after the first and is referenced throughout, even though it could be read as a standalone novel it would make more sense and be more enjoyable if you'd rather book 1 first.
Character List

Characters
Death Without Company (Walt Longmire #2)
Jules - drunk, arrested in book 1
Dena waitress @ Red Pony pool player
Santiago Saizarbitoria (Sancho) - applying for deputy
wife’s name was Maria
Archie, the chief of police in Kemmerer,
Jerry Aranzadi was still the full-time bartender, Euskadi Hotel bar
Maggie Watson - 40's an athletic build, probably a skier, state worker
Willis and Erma owners Log Cabin Motel
Joe Lesky - assistant @ Durant Home for Assisted Living
Mari Baroja - Basquos from out on Swayback, was the wildest, most beautiful thing, Luciens wife
annulled more than fifty years ago
Charlie Nurburn, her husband

Jennifer Felson - nurse Durant Home for Assisted Living
Chris Wyatt and Cathi Kindt were the attending EMTs
Ms. Baroja, Lana Baroja cook BAROJA’S BAKED GOODS
Isaac Bloomfield - Dr for Mari Baroja, holocaust survivor
Bill McDermott - ME from Billings
Janine - Ruby’s granddaughter
Lyle Lofton, I’m an attorney in Sheridan County.
Jess Aliff, foreman.
Leo Gaskell aka Cecil Keller shot him



The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1)
Walt Longmire is the sheriff of Absaroka County in Wyoming
Martha Longmire (deceased)
Cady Longmire (daughter)
Henry Standing Bear is a member of the Cheyenne reservation in fictional Absaroka County who owns the Red Pony bar, tavern, cafe and restaurant. He's been friends with Walt Longmire since they were 12 years old.
Victoria Moretti is one of Longmire's most trusted deputies. Though new to the sheriff's office she is a five year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department. Tough and willing to go the distance she feels that she has something to prove to Walt Longmire.
Lucien Connally former sheriff
Omar Hunting Guide
George
Vonnie Hayes was old school Wyoming, After Martha died, Cady tried to fix us up,
Lonnie Little Bird... in wheelchair
Dorothy Caldwell, who owns and runs the Busy Bee restaurant
Bob Barnes - sheep herder, drunk finds dead bodies.
Cody Pritchard, football, track; Dead Jacob and George
Esper, fraternal twins in birth as well as football, tie-and-fly
club, and Future Farmers of America; and Bryan Keller, RAPISTS
Melissa Little Bird raped
Roger Russell, an electrician, shooter
Steve Brandt was the mayor of Durant

Deputies
In the books, Walt is assisted in his duties by a number of deputy sheriffs.

Undersheriff Victoria "Vic" Moretti, ACSD – Walt's second-in-command and named successor, she moved to Wyoming two years before "The Cold Dish" with her husband (whom she has since divorced) from South Philadelphia; she has a degree in Law enforcement from Temple University and is slowly-but-surely working on her Master's, and spent over four years as a patrol officer on the Philadelphia Police Department.
Deputy Sheriff Jim Ferguson, ACSD – Part-time deputy/head of search and rescue/volunteer fireman; Ferg has been on the job since at least 1988.
Deputy Sheriff Brian Turk Connally, ACSD – Lucian's nephew who Walt hired as a favor to his old boss; he transferred from the Powder Junction Substation to the Wyoming Highway Patrol at the end of "The Cold Dish"
Deputy Sheriff Santiago "Sancho" Saizarbitoria, ACSD – A former corrections officer hired in "Death Without Company"
Deputy Sheriff Jess "Double Tough" Aliff, ACSD – Deputy-in-Charge of the Powder Junction Substation in the southern part of the county; he was badly injured in "A Serpent's Tooth"
Deputy Sheriff Chuck Frymyer, ACSD – Hired as a deputy for the Powder Junction Substation in the southern part of the county in "Kindness Goes Unpunished"; he was murdered in "A Serpent's Tooth"

T.J. "Little Lady" Sherwin, the director of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation's lab unit.

In addition, Ruby runs the sheriff's office and serves as dispatcher, and retired Sheriff Lucian Connally works part-time as the dispatcher on the weekends

DCI lab personnel were routinely called Bag Boys, and criminal
investigators were Cashiers.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
The Cheyenne and other tribes live within the borders of the United States. However, as Craig Johnson points out inThe Cold Dish, the Cheyenne also constitute a sovereign nation, and the reservation stands politically and culturally as a world apart. Characters like Henry Standing Bear and Lonnie Little Bird must mediate between two modes of life and two identities. How does Johnson address the Indian characters’ problem of dual identity?

Johnson’s book also deals with various images of the West, and a tension exists between the West of idealized myth and the West as it is experienced by those who actually live there. What instances of the interplay between the romantic West and the literal West do you observe, and what effects do they produce?

The friendship between Walt Longmire, the tough, dedicated Caucasian lawman, and Henry Standing Bear, the savvy, loyal Native American, has well-known antecedents in stories about the West. Does Johnson succeed in distinguishing the relationship from its Lone Ranger and Tonto antecedents? How can Walt and Henry’s friendship be seen as an ironic commentary on its traditional models?

Two of the young men who sexually assaulted Melissa Little Bird are dead before we have a chance to meet them, and they are permitted to speak only in short flashback scenes. The other two are also developed in relatively brief strokes. What does Johnson accomplish by declining to explore the psychology of the four boys, especially the more deeply guilty ones? How would the novel have been different if Johnson had chosen to investigate their motivations and viewpoints in greater depth?

At the end of Chapter Six, while watching a snowfall, Sheriff Longmire thinks of the tiny, inaudible sound made by a snowflake. He reflects that “an awful lot of the voices in [his] own life were so small and high as to be indetectable by the human ear.” Why does he offer this observation, and what do you think generally about his powers to hear and sympathize with the voices around him?

It is easy to think of the West as a principally masculine space. Nevertheless, the women in The Cold Dish refuse to be slighted, and they are much more than romantic foils for the male protagonists. Select a female character and discuss her responses to the gender-related issues in the novel.

The citizens of Absaroka County seem like good people, easy to have a beer with and pleased to trade jokes over a community breakfast. Yet they are also people who try to sweep scandal under the rug and are reluctant to punish the four boys for their heinous attack on a defenseless girl. How does the white community function as a collective character in the novel, and how do central characters like Walt, Henry, Vic, and Lonnie either make peace with the community or define themselves against it?

In Chapter Twelve, Walt observes, “All the important promises are about leaving and not leaving.” Is this statement true or is it merely Walt’s perception? In either case, what does the statement tell us about the needs and values of Walt’s character?

George Esper’s repeated escapes from custody form a recurrent motif in the latter chapters of the novel. Do these escapes have significance apart from the comic frustration they cause Sheriff Longmire? Is there a symbolic dimension to George Esper, whose lack of common sense continually thrusts him outside of attempts to restrain him?

The title of the novel alludes to revenge. Does the revenge that is taken in the novel produce satisfaction for anyone? If the county court had given out stiffer sentences in the Little Bird case, would that outcome have been more satisfying than the acts of a vigilante killer? Does the book as a whole describe a triumph or a failure of justice?

The Cold Dish both begins and ends with Walt’s watching the flight of Canada geese. What mood is created by this framing image? Does Walt’s interest in the geese have a larger meaning?

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  kevn57 | Dec 8, 2021 |
Good mid country dialogue. ( )
  dimajazz | Oct 1, 2021 |
Reading about driving and slip sliding through snowpacked roads in Wyoming is an agreeable contrast to late August in Kansas. I like the characters and the conversations but I don't know if I can put up with the damn plots. This little town sure has a high body count. ( )
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
Sometimes the story's the hook. Sometimes it's in the telling. With this it's both. I'd sincerely hoped Cold Dish wasn't a fluke, and this? Well, fluke it was not, and I'm cheerfully diving into the third of the series without a pause. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
The most murders since Walt has been sheriff. It all starts with a poisoning at the nursing home where the ex sheriff lives. ( )
  pgabj | Nov 12, 2020 |
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Elderly local woman Mari Baroja is poisoned, breathing her last at the Durant Home for Assisted Living. Sheriff Longmire wants to know who's been to see her lately. As the Sheriff enters the outermost edge of her web, he sets in motion a string of disturbing occurences involving members of the isolated community: the coal and methane industry, the former Sheriff, and other interests. With Deputy Victoria, Mr. Santiago, and his friend Henry Standing Bear, Longmire must wrangle a man with an appalling history of abuse.

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