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Wait for Signs

Twelve Longmire Stories

by Craig Johnson

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Wait for Signs by Craig Johnson
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2014
    192 pages
    Genre: Short Stories/Essays

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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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"Starred Review. For fans of Johnson's Absaroka County sheriff, all the familiar characters fill these stories - Walt, Vic, Henry, Cady, and of course the wild, open spaces of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains." - Library Journal

"Heartwarming...Sample, savor, and save these [short stories] for special occasions." - Booklist

"These brief snippets of Walt Longmire's life underscore his solid position as one of the most memorable characters in crime fiction today." - Publishers Weekly

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Craig Johnson Author Biography

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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 25.

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