Hell Is Empty

The vast reaches of Wyoming might not seem as dangerous as gun-happy urban streets, but Sheriff Walt Longmire would beg to differ, especially when he is placed in the deadly predicament of tracking down an escaped prisoner in blizzard conditions. Craig Johnson's splendid series of contemporary Westerns keeps getting better. 

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…