Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Hell Is Empty, by Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson writes wonderful books. Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear are a couple of my favorite characters, and usually Johnson provides a taut plot, with abundant action, heart, and humor. I guess you can't fault an author for wanting to try something new, but I don't think this was Johnson's most successful effort. The preponderance of this book is about Walt's solo chase for a deranged killer through a mountain blizzard. Much of the action goes on inside Walt's mind. I don't know Dante's Inferno, but I suspect if I did I'd find abundant parallels.