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Wait for signs : twelve Longmire stories
2014
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Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume; featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A&E's Longmire

Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award; winning Old Indian Trick.; This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson's bestselling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire . Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt's life that doesn't appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can't buy the stories in book form.

Wait for Signs collects those beloved stories; and one entirely new story,;Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns; for the very first time in a single volume, regular trade hardcover. With glimpses of Walt's past from the incident in; Ministerial Aide; when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious;Messenger; where the majority
of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan's shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
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Every year, Johnson e-mails friends and fans a brand-new short story on Christmas Eve. These charmingly informal mailings have sometimes arrived as Word attachments and, delightfully, even included a typo or two. Given the success of the Walt Longmire series and the Longmire TV show, it's welcome, if unsurprising, to see these 12 tales one of them is new polished and published between two covers. While some of them have a heartwarming holiday feel, Johnson also takes the opportunity to visit the ghosts of his folksy but erudite sheriff's Christmases past and explore events outside the chronology of the 10 full-length novels. Old Indian Trick, Fire Bird, and High Holidays are funny mini-whodunits; Ministerial Aid and Slick-Tongued Devil show Walt drinking hard and grieving his late wife; Several Stations delivers an act of Christmas cheer; and Divorce Horse and Messenger offer a bit more meat at longer lengths. Read straight through, these once-a-year gifts betray a slight sameness, so sample, savor, and save these for special occasions. Lou Diamond Phillips, who plays Henry Standing Bear on TV, provides an introduction.--Graff, Keir Copyright 2014 Booklist
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