Sunday, January 18, 2015

Wait for Signs by Craig Johnson

Wait for Signs by Craig Johnson - Thoughts in ProgressI’ve had author Craig Johnson’s collection of short stories, WAIT FOR SIGNS: Twelve Longmire Stories, on my list to share with you since its release. The author’s birthday was Friday (Jan. 16) and it reminded me that I hadn’t shared the book yet.

If you’re not a fan of Johnson’s protagonist, Sheriff Walt Longmire, this is a good book to start with. While you won’t know all the background on the characters, you will get an impressive look at the world of Longmire. You’ll see the rugged charm, dry wit, dedicated lawman and troubled soul that is Longmire.

WAIT FOR SIGNS is 12 short stories that cover numerous events in Longmire’s career and life. Some stories will have you laughing out loud, while others will tug at your heart strings.

Most of the stories deal with issues around Christmas or New Year’s. Johnson’s first short story, OLD INDIAN TRICK, begins the collection. The remaining stories came about as free gifts for Johnson’s newsletter subscribers who got hooked when he shared OLD INDIAN TRICK and they wanted another story each year.

This collection of shorts is a must have for any Longmire fan. They give a look at Walt’s life not always found in the usual tales. For first-time readers of the Longmire series, don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking for the other books by Johnson.

WAIT FOR SIGNS is a quick read that will have you longing for more of the humorous and cantankerous Wyoming Sheriff of Absaroka County.

Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories by Craig Johnson, Viking Adult, @2014, ISBN: 978-0525427919, Hardcover, 192 Pages 

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.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday and that I’ve enticed you to check out this collection of short stories, if you haven’t already. Are you a Longmire fan? If so, do you like the books and/or the series best? Do you have a favorite character from the series?

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  1. Big fan of the show but I've not read any of the books. This might be a good first one to pick up.

  2. I do not watch the show, but I will look for this book. Thanks.

  3. I really do like the Longmire books, Mason. And sometimes, short story collections are an excellent way to get to know an author's work. Thanks for sharing this one.

  4. I love the series but haven't read any of the books. I'll look out for this.

  5. I haven't heard of it before, this is the first time for me

  6. I haven't read these, but you've described a character as humorous and cantankerous, so that's quite interesting.


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