You may have caught TV's LONGMIRE on UK's Channel 5, but this is the first book in the ongoing series of books by Craig Johnson about Walt Longmire, the Sheriff of Absaroka County in Wyoming. I have read all of them so far (I hope there will be many more!) and have loved each and every one of them. The Cold Dish introduces Walt, his best and oldest friend Henry Standing Bear (I defy any female not to fall in love with him, just a little), and Vic Moretti, Walt's deputy sheriff, with a mouth on her like a dockworker. The story itself revolves around a possible revenge killing (the 'cold dish'), excellently told, but there's far more than that. Craig Johnson has a flair for making the reader see the scenery of Wyoming, smell the dust, and feel the snow on their faces. He also has a great sense of humour, and there are sections in all his books you just have to laugh out loud at, something which is sadly missing from the TV version.
All in all, I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys proper characters with life under their belts, with the added bonus of great plots wonderfully told. Thank you, Mr Johnson!