Death Without Company by Craig Johnson; 2006; $15.00; 271 pages; Penguin Books, New York, NY; 978-0-14-312481-8; Checked out from Multnomah County Library, Hollywood; 3/18/18-3/22/18
Why did I read this? I am reading my way through the Walt Longmire series. I really like the way Craig Johnson constructs a story.
An old woman in a nursing home dies and Longmire’s predecessor thinks it might be a homicide. As Walt begins to investigate long dead ghost begin to manifest and long simmering feuds come to a boil. The story has everything that I love about the series, Native Americans, a laconic sheriff who is caught between the old west and the modern day. I love the way Craig Johnson writes.
What is with the title of the review? The woman who dies and prompts the investigation is an old Basque woman and the title is a Basque proverb that means, “a life without friends, means death without company.”