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.

Grade 10/10

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.”