Christmas in Absaroka County: Walt Longmire Christmas Stories (A Penguin Special)

Christmas in Absaroka County: Walt Longmire Christmas Stories (A Penguin Special)

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by Craig Johnson
     
 
It’s holiday season in Absaroka County and Sheriff Walt Longmire gets personal in this delightful collection of four short stories from New York Times–bestselling author Craig Johnson.

Full of Longmire’s dry wit and good heart, Christmas in Absaroka County is a holiday must-have for every Longmire and Craig Johnson

Overview

It’s holiday season in Absaroka County and Sheriff Walt Longmire gets personal in this delightful collection of four short stories from New York Times–bestselling author Craig Johnson.

Full of Longmire’s dry wit and good heart, Christmas in Absaroka County is a holiday must-have for every Longmire and Craig Johnson fan, and it also includes the first chapter of The Cold Dish, the first novel in the Longmire Mystery Series.

Readers glimpse a softer side of Sheriff Walt Longmire as he grapples with the death of his wife, Martha, and his sometimes turbulent but ever-loving relationship with his daughter, Cady. In these four stories—“Ministerial Aid,” “Slick-Tongued Devil,” “Toys for Tots,” and “Unbalanced” (three of which have been sent to Johnson’s fans over the years in the author’s “Post-it” e-mails)—Walt is alternately at his best and his worst. He helps a somewhat delusional elderly victim of domestic abuse while sporting a bathrobe and a mean hangover on New Year’s Day. He’s sidelined by grief when his wife’s obituary reappears in the paper and there’s an unexpected knock on his door two days before Christmas. He strives to help even those who don’t want it when he picks up a young female hitchhiker, and he’s forced into some last-minute Christmas shopping by the Greatest Legal Mind of Our Time, during which he might just end up saving a young Navy chaplain’s Christmas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101623718
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Series:
Walt Longmire Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
60
Sales rank:
27,415
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Craig Johnson is the author of eight novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, including the New York Times bestsellers Hell Is Empty and As the Crow Flies, his most recent book. His next novel, A Serpent’s Tooth, will be available from Viking in May 2013. The books have now been adapted for television in the hit series Longmire on A&E. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

Please visit his website at www.craigallenjohnson.com for updates on the books and the television series.

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Christmas in Absaroka County: Walt Longmire Christmas Stories (A Penguin Special) 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 31 reviews.
Duells More than 1 year ago
Great collection of short stories!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another short fun read from Craig Johnson. He never fails to deliver great entertainment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed all four stories but liked Slick-Tongued Devil the best. Walt's range of emotions when he first sees his wife's obituary, then finds a man on his doorstep who claims he's spoken to her recently is at times heart-breaking and at times funny.
lizlip More than 1 year ago
Loved this collection of short stories from a author whose on my must-have list. His characters just pop off the page and make me wish Mr. Johnson was a much faster writer. I can't wait for the next one in his series.
Jloew44 More than 1 year ago
Anything from Craig is great, and here is another example of how great his writing is. Walt Longmire is that western type of hero you look forward to reading and this was no different. A great short story that is another great addition. Thanks Craig!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed to find out that these had been previously published Post-Its but I had actually only read the one story and the other stories were a seasonal treat for me. If you like the Longmire series, this is worth your time. My other complaint is that it a little too short. I also don't know why the "sneak peek" is of "Cold Comfort" but there it is.
Americanhorse More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Craig Johnson. I have read all of his books, I enjoyed them all. These short stories reminded me of how much I am looking forward to his next novel
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To put it mildly, all of the Walt Longmire novels and short stories are well worth the read. Just be aware that you already own/have read these 4 short stories contained in Christmas in Absaroka County if you have purchased/read the 12 short stories contained in Wait for Signs.
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Full of compassion and whimsical good humor
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its always nice to spend time with Walt and his family
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is res 13
maxineodie More than 1 year ago
great books. thoroughly enjoyed the whole series, and enjoy the TV shows too qwaiting for next book and nesxt season. Shirley Ford
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