This summer I discovered a great new television series, Longmire. The series takes place in Wyoming and the main character is a sheriff who always seems to have a dead body on his hands. I was pleasantly surprised after reading the credits of the show that it was based on a series of books which was written by Craig Johnson. Being the library person I am, I proceeded to look at the DCPL catalog to discover that we had three of the books in the series.
A few weeks later, I went back to the catalog to order the first in the series which the library had but was disappointed that there was a small waiting list. I placed my name on the list but I really had a hankering for a good mystery that takes place in the western United States. I decided to see if the resource NoveList might produce a list that would be similar to the Longmire series. Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone series had already crossed my mind while I was watching the show. (I have seen the movies based on the books starring Tom Selleck.) NoveList can be found on the Reference Database page under the book section. Below is a sampling of books that NoveList suggested I try if I liked Craig Johnson’s Longmire series.
- Virgil Flowers series by John Sanford.
- Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo
- Hackberry Holland series by James Lee Burke
- Deborah Knott series by Margaret Maron
Want to read the entire Longmire series? Although the Library does not have all of the books in the series, you can always use the interlibrary loan service to read most of the others in the series.