Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Walt brings Western-style justice to Philadelphia in this action-packed thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Cold Dish and As the Crow Flies, the third in the Longmire Mystery Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit A&E original drama series





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Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire Series #3)

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Overview

Walt brings Western-style justice to Philadelphia in this action-packed thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Cold Dish and As the Crow Flies, the third in the Longmire Mystery Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit A&E original drama series





Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson's mystery series—starring Walt Longmire, the straight-shooting sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, and the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit A&E original drama series—-is attracting more and more fans with its distinctive blend of humor and action. In Kindness Goes Unpunished, Walt's pleasure trip to Philadelphia to visit his daughter, Cady, turns into a nightmare when she is the victim of a vicious attack that leaves her near death. Walt is forced to unpack his saddlebag of tricks to mete out some Western-style justice, and the result is another action-packed thriller from this star of crime fiction.




Philadelphia gets a taste of Western justice in "a series that should become a 'must' read" (The Denver Post)






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Editorial Reviews

The Denver Post
With strong human emotions of love, greed, and revenge . . . multifaceted and rich with depth and history.
Entertainment Weekly<BR>
Johnson's pacing is tight and his dialogue snaps.
Publishers Weekly
In Johnson's appealing third Walt Longmire mystery (after 2006's Death Without Company), the Wyoming sheriff is drawn into a messy situation in the City of Brotherly Love when his daughter Cady's ex-boyfriend is killed a few days after Longmire accuses him of being behind the assault that left Cady, a Philadelphia lawyer, comatose. Longmire's deputy, Victoria Moretti, soon arrives on the scene as her family of Philly cops tries to decide whether to suspect Longmire of murder or ask his help with the investigation. Everyone in the cast appears to be a stereotype of some sort-the Italian police clan, the Salvadoran drug dealer, the Irish publican and Longmire's eternally wise and mystical Cheyenne friend, Henry Standing Bear-but Johnson plays it for the right kind of laughs. When someone introduces Henry as Longmire's "Native American sidekick," Longmire ripostes that it's the other way around. The quick pace and tangled web of interconnected crimes will keep readers turning pages. (Mar.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire and his sidekick, Henry Standing Bear, aka the Cheyenne Nation, venture to Philadelphia, which duly succumbs. When Standing Bear is invited to travel from Wyoming to the Philadelphia Art Museum to display his vintage photographs, Walt comes along to look in on his daughter Cady, a legal associate about to celebrate her engagement to Devon Conliffe. But after Cady is assaulted and thrown into a coma on the steps of the Franklin Institute, Devon maintains that their relationship was merely casual, although 26 vitriolic messages on her answering machine say otherwise. Barely able to control his fury, Walt begins his own investigation. Together with Standing Bear, his deputy Vic "The Holy Terror" Moretti, and her Philadelphia relatives, he follows the trail of William White Eyes, a pro bono client of Cady's with ties to her almost-fiance, an ADA, and a few local drug distributors of note. The chase circles around Philadelphia's Indian statuary, with pauses at the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, off of which someone throws Devon; a convenient alley, where the ADA gets done in; and Fairmount Park, where the venal tale of drugs, money laundering and cover-up comes to an end. Johnson deftly integrates country and city sensibilities; makes Walt's love and fear for Cady palpable; and casts a droll eye on Walt and romance. Even better than Death Without Company (2006): a must-read for both the tough and the tender-hearted.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101202111
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Series: Walt Longmire Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 6,088
  • File size: 277 KB

Meet the Author

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Longmire mystery series, the basis for Longmire, the hit A&E original drama series. Johnson's next Longmire book, Any Other Name, will be published May 13, 2014. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five. Visit craigallenjohnson.com and aetv.com/longmire.
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  • Posted June 25, 2009

    You Are Going to Love These Characters

    This terrific Western series is an outstanding portrayal of the lives of Sheriff Walt Longmire, his best friend Henry, Vic, his crazy Italian deputy and the other unique and charming residents of his small Wyoming town. Just like the old westerns, the good guys are wearing the white hats and the bad guys are wearing black---most of the time.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Love this series

    Easy, entertaining reading. I keep hoping the TV series will adopt some of the characters from the book other than Walt, Henry, Cady and Vic. I love Dog, Dog is the big missing ingrediant in the TV series based on these books.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    One more great read in the series!

    I enjoyed this one because I saw more of the relationship between Henry and Walt. I am not sure I like where things are going with Vic though. We will see.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Good Book

    This was an interesting modern day novel with interesting characters. The plot was unpredictable. I have three books from this series now - all of them similar yet very good. I have also sen the tv series and as usual I enjoy the books more. If you want a quick read that takes you through a good series - try this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I was a little concerned when I saw that this book wasn't set in Wyoming, but I found the book to be very, very good. The story was intriguing and kept me interested until the very last page. The writer seems to get better with each book he writes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    If you have watched Longmire on A&E, you will love these books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Excellent

    I'm really enjoying this series. All except "Hell Is Empty" were rated fives on my scale (1 - 5). "Hell Is Empty" - 4.0 - had too little dealing with other main characters in the series

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

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    Great Cowboy mystery

    I love Craig Johnson's way with words. Having lived in Colorado, neighbor to Wyoming, (and lived in Philadelphia where this crime takes place) I enjoyed every word in this novel. Just when things slow down, the action picks up. May Walt Longmire live on!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

    Fascinating

    I discovered Craig Johnson this summer, and couldn't wait to read all of his books. He combines the mysticism of our native American culture with a darn good mystery, set in one of the most beautiful parts of America.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    Walt Longmire, Sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County, takes some

    Walt Longmire, Sheriff of Wyoming's Absaroka County, takes some time off to go to Philadelphia with Henry Standing Bear, so he can see his daughter Cady. They barely arrive when Cady is violently assaulted and ends up in critical condition in ICU. Between sitting with Cady and investigating (with the help of the entire Moretti clan, Henry, and Dog), he discovers she unwittingly became involved in a deadly political cover-up.

    This series rocks. I love Walt, Henry, Vic, and everyone. Walt just does what needs to be done with common sense and humor. He dispenses justice with an even hand.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Awesome series!! I can't wait for the next book.

    Awesome series!! I can't wait for the next book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2011

    check it out

    great read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2009

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    Craig Johnson does it again

    Craig Johnson has one of the best voices writing today. Strong, three-dimensional characters, great wit and dry humor, excellent plots and crisp dialog.
    If you're a fan of detective or crime fiction, this is a great author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2014

    I highly recommend any of the Longmire series but I suggest starting at the beginning.

    I read this a long time ago and I don't remember the details necessary to write a review. I returned it to the book store and exchanged it for another book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Callijon

    You lowered your head into a bow. Your warriors followed. The princess stalked over to you and examined this bow. She stalked up to your face and said quite too loud for your likings; "well well well. A battle-scarred general. In my quarters. How wonderful!" You felt as though every dragon were listening. "Blackfire!" Squealed one of your warriors. But it was too late. A crack was the last sound you heard. And everything went black. GAME OVER

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2014

    Excellent.

    Couldn't put it down. Love this series.

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  • Posted January 27, 2014

    highly recommend

    Another great book by Craig Johnson. hard to put down, once you start treading.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    Walt should stay in the country

    I intend to read the entire Walt Longmire series in order. Johnson creates interesting characters and makes a first-person narrative interesting. However, I hope in the future that the Longmire stories will be set primarily in Wyoming. The "cowboy in the city (Philadelphia)" theme is interesting, especially the comparison between big city and rural county law enforcement. But to me descriptions of the urban environment do not compare to Johnson's word pictures of the Wyoming countryside and weather. Nor did I find the mystery in this story or its resolution to be particularly interesting.
    Walt's deep love for his daughter and his difficulty in communicating it to her are one of the strong points of the Longmire series, but if you want more expressions of family love (which I do), I recommend the Joe Pickett series by C. J. Box.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    great series

    I am enjoying the TV series and thought I would check out the books. I have read 2 of them so far and have enjoyed both. They have great plots and I like the characters.

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  • Posted August 14, 2013

    First, let me say that the opening of this book is one of the be

    First, let me say that the opening of this book is one of the best that I've ever read.  Sheriff Walt Longmire is attempting to read his grown daughter's favorite childhood fairy tale to a group of very peevish young children in a classroom.  This is a group that may actually outlast Walt---great fun!!




    Then the book goes into the real mystery with Longmire going to Philadelphia, with his Native American friend, where &quot;Bear&quot; will be speaking about art, and Longmire will be visiting his lawyer daughter, Cady, and her new boyfriend.  But shortly after arriving, Cady is attacked and left in a coma.  Her boyfriend is murdered and Walt goes on the search for answers. Walt's sidekick, Vick, and her Philadelphia policemen family are glad for Walt's help. Then all the twists and turns begin.




    This third installment of Longmire takes place completely in Philadelphia.  I definitely missed the Wyoming countryside, but Walt kept his own outlook on life in the city. Walt, Bear, and Vick keep the excitement going wherever they are.  Romance comes into play now that we are becoming part of the Longmire family too.  Keep them coming, Craig Johnson!

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