Christmas in Absaroka County

Christmas in Absaroka County

Craig Johnson / Dec 11, 2019

Christmas in Absaroka County 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 Readers glimpse

  • Title: Christmas in Absaroka County
  • Author: Craig Johnson
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  • 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.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 InIt 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.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.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 Walt Longmire Mystery Series review

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    About "Craig Johnson"

      • Craig Johnson

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name Craig Johnson an American novelist, short story writer, and playwright He lives in Ucross, near Sheridan, Wyoming, population 25.Johnson has written twelve novels featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Another Man s Moccasins, Junkyard Dogs, The Dark Horse which received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, and was named one of Publisher s Weekly s best books of the year in 2009 , Hell Is Empty, As The Crow Flies and A Serpent s Tooth The Cold Dish and The Dark Horse were both Dilys Award finalists, and Death Without Company was named the Wyoming Historical Association s Book of the Year Another Man s Moccasins received the Western Writers of America Spur Award for best novel of 2008 as well as the Mountains and Plains award for fiction book of the year.Former police officer has also worked as an educator, cowboy, and longshoremanARDS Tony Hillerman Award for Old Indian Trick fiction book of the year, Wyoming Historical Society, for Death Without Company, Wyoming Council for the Arts Award.


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    1. Comprised of four (very) short stories, the collection is padded a little with the opening chapter from the first Walt Longmire novel, "The Cold Dish". They serve a double role: one as a gift to fans of the series and one of marketing, like a teaser / trailer for the main event for readers who try to decide if they want to dig into the main dish or not. In both roles I believe the shorts are succesful, making me ask for more Absaroka stories, preferably of the full blown novel variety.The common [...]


    2. The Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is featured in four short stories“Ministerial Aid” At a the first day of the new year day shortly after the death of Walt Longmire's dead he gets called in and gets mistaken for somebody how is still not returned for his second coming.“Slick-Tongued Devil” A nice story that almost is written in Leslie Charteris vein about a conman but really laid back. The con kind of makes you lose faith in humanity. “Toys for Tots”While his daughter Cady does her C [...]


    3. Any time I hear of the availability of new Craig Johnson books or stories, I drop what I'm doing and head on over to get my copies because I know good, enjoyable reading awaits.This compilation of Christmas-themed short stories featuring Craig Johnson's Sheriff Walt Longmire of Absaroka County, Wyoming, shows us four short glimpses into Walt's life during various holiday seasons."Ministerial Aid" shows Walt in a beat-up bathrobe and nursing a mean hangover while dealing with a delusional elderly [...]


    4. “Christmas in Absaroka County” is a collection of four holiday themed Longmire short stories which reveal more personalized moments from Sheriff Walt Longmire’s life. The themes are personal, involving his struggles with moving on from the death of his wife, Martha, and challenges with being a father to his daughter, Cady, as she grows up into the Greatest Legal Mid of Our Time. “Ministerial Aid” - On the first New Year’s morning following the death of his wife, Walt finds himself sp [...]


    5. Four unrelated Christmas stories about Walt Longmire:'Ministerial Aid' featured a hungover Longmire on the New Year's Day following the death of his wife being mistaken for a modern day Jesus by a mentally unstable woman. A bit less realism here than in the rest of the series, but enjoyable as a Christmas fable.'Slick-Tongued Devil' involved Longmire treating a con man with compassion. I didn't care for it, despite the positive message, as I would have preferred reading about Longmire kicking th [...]


    6. An anthology of four short and sad stories revolving around the Walt Longmire series (he refers to them as the Walt Longmire Christmas Stories); they range from shortly after Martha's death to after Cady's recovery.I keep forgetting to add that this is a story ARC I got from the publisher.Series: "Ministerial Aid", #0.5 (a few months after Martha died)"Slick-Tongued Devil", #1.5?? (6 years after Martha died)"Toys for Tots", #7.2"Unbalanced", #0.75 (Cady is working in Philadelphia)The series is a [...]


    7. This collection contains four short stories that drop in on Walt during or leading up to the Christmas holidays. Don't expect cosy scenes of fireside cheer though. The first story kicks off with Walt being mistaken for both a tramp and Jesus. It's set not long after his wife's death and he's caught up in grief and depression. He's at work in his dressing gown, smells something bad and there are foreign objects in his beard. But he still has his dry wit and the hint that things can get better. Th [...]


    8. Great short read. Wonderful opening to Slick-Tongued Devil: "You steel yourself against those unexpected surprise visits in your mind, but it does nothing to prepare you for the physical evidence of a life shared, a life lost; her voice on the backlogged messages of the answering machine, photographs used as bookmarks, a song she used to hum, people who knew her but didn’t really, asking about her in casual conversation. Others telling you they know what it’s like when they don’t. If you [...]


    9. This collection of four short stories can best be considered as book number 8.5 in the Walt Longmire series by Craig Johnson - 5 stars (well, not quite as perfect as a 5 star rating implies - it's too short to be perfect ;-) ). This collection is less about Walt solving mysteries (although he does resolve some criminal issues) than it about him interacting with the world around him. The four stories are:Ministerial Aid - On New Year's Day, 2000, Walt is in Powder Junction delivering a paycheck t [...]


    10. These are four unrelated Christmas short stories featuring Walt Longmire. I particularly enjoyed the first one where Walt helps a woman who's been beaten and she thinks he's Jesus. You'll have to read the story to figure out how that comes about.The least effective for me was the one about the Bible salesman after the death of his wife. I can't imagine Walt ever letting the guy get away with his scam, but that's just my personal take on Walt.


    11. Good stories to give some background on Walt and in typical form, he does a lot of "walt" thingsOnly drawback for me is how childish Cady seems, (view spoiler)[now that she is married she is seriously considering not coming back to Wyoming again? Grr. (hide spoiler)]I do love the Longmire series, may be time to do a re-listen while waiting for the next book.


    12. Short vignettes of Walt, after his wife passed. They were short, sad sweet stories. Where I had issues was the price of the book. People new to Johnson's writing won't take a chance with that price on a short ebook. Merry Christmas Penguin, you got your Christmas money from me, but it won't happen again.


    13. 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.


    14. This was short and to begin with gave little Christmas spirit. Four short stories and the first chapter of "The Cold Dish" - the first Longmire novel.In the first two stories Walt is sad. His wife has died - recently or six years ago, he's still sad. In the first story; 'Ministerial Aid' he also has his Christmas spoiled by a battered wife who thinks he's a divine messenger. Being Walt, he sorts it out. The beginning gives a good introduction to Walt and Absaroka County and his place in it.In th [...]


    15. Four quick and easy short stories revolving around the Christmas holiday season, that also give some backstory about everybody's favourite Absaroka County Sheriff, Walt Longmire.The stories are from different times in Walt's life, with one being a few months after his wife Martha's death, to six years after her death, up to, I assume somewhere between Hell is Empty and As the Crow Flies, or around that time frame.Short. Easy. Nice. Enjoy.


    16. This was a great holiday themed collection. I like how, even with short stories, you still get the full feel of a Longmire novel. All my favorite characters had come together to celebrate the holiday season. This collection shows Walt in a wide variety of lights, sometimes flattering, other times, less so. My favorite was the story where he had to go Christmas shopping and helped out the Navy man. Witty, humorous, heartbreaking, amusing and so much more. A multilayered collection.


    17. One reason I enjoy reading Christmas novels is it lets me try out an author - if I like their writing style, I’ll know I want to pick up more. I’m definitely going to read more from the Longmire series. The author combines psychological insights and gentle humor with a laid back pace and rich observations. Each of these Christmas short stories were somehow both sad and hopeful at the same time.



    18. Good short stories about how Walt Longmire deals with a few holiday issues after the death of his wife. No murders, no mysteries, just enjoyable stories.



    19. Too short and stories didn't flow well from one to the next. Depressing but they do give some background about his wife dying.




    20. Walt loses his bah-humbug attitude!Nice set of back stories presented thru a Christmas theme. Pulled in all Walt's favorite people, using the hope of Christmas



    21. 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 Walt Longmire Mystery Series.Readers glimpse a softer side of Sheriff Walt Longmire as he gra [...]


    22. These are a collection of four short Christmas tales from the Walt Longmire series. I’m a huge fan of the TV series Longmire, but I never read the books. In fact, I didn’t even realize the TV show was based on a series of books.I find it hard to review individual short stories. I’m always afraid my review would give way too much information away and probably be longer than the story itself. So, I will give an overall opinion.These four stories wet my appetite and I want to read more about [...]


    23. This is a heartwarming anthology of four short stories involving the author's signature character "Walt Longmire", sheriff of fictional Absaroka County located somewhere on the plains of northeastern Wyoming. The stories are similar to those you see a lot on television during the holidays but with the unique stamp of Longmire's personality and background plus the modern frontier setting. It helps to understand Walt better if you have read some of Johnson's previous novels in the Longmire series [...]


    24. I didn't take much more than an hour to read these four "frosted mini-stories." So, describing them individually would almost constitute a spoiler. Absaroka County, Wyoming is the venue for some, but not all of Sheriff Walt Longmire's adventures. There are some nice Craig Johnson descriptive touches that I now look forward to. Here's an example: "It was a modest little home on the outskirts of town, a single-level ranch, the kind that can contain a lot of rage." And another: " She had the look o [...]


    25. Reluctant as I am to review holiday books, I was very pleased to read this wonderful collection of short stories by Craig Johnson that add to the adventures of Walt Longmire. I really like all of Mr. Johnson's books - he's smart and funny and observant and his crime novels are a cut above.For those familiar with the Walt Longmire series, Christmas in Absaroka County will please you and make you smile and deepen your knowledge of Walt - a loveable and complex hero. If you've never read the Longmi [...]


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