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Messenger: A Walt Longmire Story (A Penguin Special from Viking)
     

Messenger: A Walt Longmire Story (A Penguin Special from Viking)

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by Craig Johnson
 
Sheriff Walt Longmire comes face to face with an otherworldy messenger in this hilarious short story from the New York Times bestselling author of As the Crow Flies and The Cold Dish

Sheriff Walt Longmire, his long-time friend Henry Standing Bear, and his undersheriff Victoria Moretti are returning from a fishing trip in the Bighorn

Overview

Sheriff Walt Longmire comes face to face with an otherworldy messenger in this hilarious short story from the New York Times bestselling author of As the Crow Flies and The Cold Dish

Sheriff Walt Longmire, his long-time friend Henry Standing Bear, and his undersheriff Victoria Moretti are returning from a fishing trip in the Bighorn Mountains when Walt receives a distress call from Crazy Woman Canyon. Forest service ranger Chuck Coon is in trouble. Walt, the Bear, and Vic arrive to find Coon and a young woman up a tree, so to speak. The unlikley duo are fending off three very real bears from the top of a Porta Potty and tell a mystifying story of another dangerous creature inside the “convenience.” When Walt, Henry, and Vic face the creature what they find may be a Messenger from the Camp of the Dead, with a very personal tie to Walt himself.
 
A must-have for every Longmire and Craig Johnson fan, Messenger also includes a teaser chapter from Johnson's new novel, A Serpent's Tooth.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101636541
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Series:
Walt Longmire Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
57
Sales rank:
19,013
File size:
732 KB

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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Messenger: A Walt Longmire Story (A Penguin Special from Viking) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
CapeDiva More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful little addition to the Longmire timeline. Lot of the Walt-Henry friendship dynamic that makes the book series so popular and isn’t as prominent in the TV series. It is classic Walt-Henry when they’re debating possible names for Cady’s baby. In this installment, they take Vic fishing, so it’s our favorite Three Musketeers. I don’t want to say too much and give anything away, but the situation they get into – and especially use Vic to get them out of it - is typical of their relationship in the books and at times hilarious. I’d love to see more of this Walt, Henry and Vic in the show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a quick little read this was great! Save this for a downer day and it will be a great pick me up or for any day for fun entertainment. Absoultely loved this little story! Craig Johnson's humor gives you a great big belly laugh. I have read all of his Walt Longmire books and every one is a five star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was like a really good snack while you're waiting for the main course. After reading the whole series I found this book and enjoyed every momment. If you are a Longmire fan, you'll find this as good just too short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner from Craig Johnson. This newest short story involving Walt Longmire, his deputy Vic Moretti, and his best friend Henry Standing Bear, will make you laugh as the three characters try to rescue a Park Ranger and a visitor from the top of a Porta-Potty surrounded by bears. Walt and Henry consider the significance of an immature Great Horned Owl trapped in the Porta-Potty as a possible messenger of the soul of Walt's soon-to-be-born granddaughter. Pooceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Teton Raptor Center.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoy this short story by Craig Johnson. The author has such a sense of humor. I read it about the time that "Longmire" series came on TV. We are following it, thanks to my reading "Messenger".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious short story about Walt, Vic, and a trapped owl.
raesv1 More than 1 year ago
Really fun Longmire short story. It's short but a great story and it helps a good cause so worth every penny. Walt, Henry, and Vic are a great comedy team. They're coming back from a fishing trip when they answer a distress call. They end up fending off bears, saving something very special, and Vic ends up in deep....well you'll find out. 
laplainebelle More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoy Craig Johnson's sense of humor. As a long-time resident of Wyoming, I "get" him...even tho I don't think he is a native Wyoming-ite, he sure has the lingo down. This is a fun, short read. I'm waiting...not very patiently...for Longmire to start his new TV season and for the next book in the series to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great to revisit Walt and his buddies in this "in-between" volume. The sense of place that is so strong in his novels is still present. I'm glad I read it since there is a veiled reference to this episode in the new book.
msd More than 1 year ago
"Messenger" is a short-story that offers a day in the life of Walt, Henry and Vic.In "Messenger" The threesome are returning from a day of fishing and end up having to rescue a forest ranger, a tourist and another being. Anyone who has ever used outdoor restroom facilities can appreciate this story. What I love in this story, and the books, is the relationship between Walt and Henry. Once again Walt's daughter, Cady, has asked Henry to deal with her day on a subject. Henry and Walt share a relationship where no one knows the other better. (This relationship is what is still a bit lacking in the TV show, in my opinion) Adding Vic to a "boy's day out" also made it more interesting. Anyone who loves this series will enjoy this short story. I was tempted to give it 4 stars for being too short but I enjoyed it too much and gave it the full 5 stars. The first chapter to the next book, "Serpent's Tongue" is also included - and is making me wish my days away waiting for it to be available! Spend some time with Sheriff Longmire, the Cheyenne Nation and Vic "the Holy terror" and enjoy your time in Absaroka County!
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I really like Longmire and thought I had a full book. This is a short story. OK, but not what I expected.
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