The Highwayman: A Longmire Story

The Highwayman: A Longmire Story

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by Craig Johnson
     
 

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Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson’s New York Times bestselling Longmire series—the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix

Craig Johnson's next novel in the Longmire series, An Obvious Fact, will be available from

Overview

Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson’s New York Times bestselling Longmire series—the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix

Craig Johnson's next novel in the Longmire series, An Obvious Fact, will be available from Viking in September 2016
 
When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend: The Highwayman.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/28/2016
Wyoming’s scenic Wind River Canyon provides the setting for this atmospheric Walt Longmire novella, an update, according to Johnson (The Spirit of Steamboat) in the acknowledgments, of a Charles Dickens ghost story, “The Signal-Man.” For three months, Rosey Wayman, a Highway Patrol officer, has been on duty in the canyon, and on some nights, she receives a distress call on her radio: “officer needing assistance.” Rosey, who’s due for a psychiatric evaluation, thinks the call is from Bobby Womack—a patrolman who perished nearly 50 years earlier while trying to stop a runaway fuel tanker in a canyon tunnel. Longmire, the sheriff of Absaroka County, and his sidekick, Henry Standing Bear, assume there has to be a natural explanation, but in their search for the truth they learn some surprising things about Bobby and the long-ago theft of a cache of Morgan silver dollars. You don’t have to be a fan of Longmire, the hit Netflix series, to appreciate this clever tale. 10-city author tour. Agent: Gail Hochman, Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents. (May)
From the Publisher
“You don’t have to be a fan of Longmire, the hit Netflix series, to appreciate this clever tale.” —Publishers Weekly

"This ghost story is a great tale with enough twists and turns to make it a fun read. A reader new to the series can dive into the Longmire world immediately and will likely want to go back and read all of its previous entries."  
—Deseret News

"Just a pure story that would be right at home being told around a campfire: immediately engaging, filled with turns and surprises, with an ending that comes too soon."—The Gazette

Praise for Dry Bones

"Fast-paced [and] entertaining." —The Denver Post

"An especially good tale . . . If you are not familiar with Longmire, you might want to meet him. If you know him, don't miss his latest case." —Charleston Post & Courier

“Yet another classic Craig Johnson mystery.” —Deseret News

"The [Longmire] series continues to be fresh and innovative. . . . Devoted series fans won't feel a sense of déjà vu in Dry Bones, but they will easily identify Johnson's tendency toward innovative imagery . . . crack dialogue, humor and a strong sense of place. Absaroka's maker brings dem bones to life, and readers are sure to rejoice." —Shelf Awareness

"[Walt Longmire] remains tough, smart, honest, and capable of entertaining fans with another difficult, dangerous case." —Kirkus Reviews

"[Longmire] never disappoints the reader: he's a hero through thick and thin." —Publishers Weekly

Praise for Craig Johnson and the Walt Longmire Mystery Series

"It's the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson's lean and leathery mysteries." —The New York Times Book Review

"Johnson's hero only gets better—both at solving cases and at hooking readers—with age." —Publishers Weekly

"Like the greatest crime novelists, Johnson is a student of human nature. Walt Longmire is strong but fallible, a man whose devil-may-care stoicism masks a heightened sensitivity to the horrors he's witnessed." —Los Angeles Times

"Johnson's trademarks [are] great characters, witty banter, serious sleuthing, and a love of Wyoming bigger than a stack of derelict cars." —The Boston Globe

"The characters talk straight from the hip and the Wyoming landscape is its own kind of eloquence." —The New York Times

"[Walt Longmire] is an easy man to like. . . . Johnson evokes the rugged landscape with reverential prose, lending a heady atmosphere to his story." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Stepping into Walt's world is like slipping on a favorite pair of slippers, and it's where those slippers lead that provides a thrill. Johnson pens a series that should become a 'must' read, so curl up, get comfortable, and enjoy the ride." —The Denver Post 

"Johnson's pacing is tight and his dialogue snaps." —Entertainment Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735220898
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/17/2016
Series:
Walt Longmire Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
8,598
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

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The Highwayman: A Longmire Story 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Craig Johnson is consistently entertaining and fresh. His Longmire is an intelligent caring man. The tales are ALWAYS innovative, smart, and thought provoking. I travel Wyoming for work. This one is very special for I am staying in Thermopolis right now.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I've read every book Craig Johnson has published. He is a wonderful writter. The Highwayman was well done, just TOO short. I waited all year ...
Anonymous 19 hours ago
Most disappointing! Short, predictable, little action. Not close to the quality of earlier books in this series.
MasonCanyon 6 months ago
Sometimes seeing is believing and sometimes it’s still hard to believe what you see. So seems the case in author Craig Johnson’s latest Longmire story, THE HIGHWAYMAN. The author once again uses the spirit world to bring a story full circle. Johnson makes the unexplainable appear plausible. Being a novella, the story is short and easily read in an afternoon. The pace is quick threaded with action and suspense. The secondary characters add depth to the story. Meanwhile, the bond between Walt and Henry is reinforced by their actions. This is a wonderful tale in the Longmire tradition. Johnson knows how to blend Native American traditions/customs with modern times and law enforcement procedures for a smooth flowing story. Through detailed descriptions and an eye for detail, Johnson places the reader in the middle of the scene as the story unfolds around you. This is a fascinating tale that will have you reflecting on it long after you close the book. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
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Anonymous 10 months ago
And this one is just a good ghost story.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Great story
Anonymous 10 months ago
Very short srory but good.