Synopses & Reviews
A Christmas novella for fans of the hit A&E show and the New York Timesbestselling series
Sheriff Walt Longmire is in his office reading A Christmas Carol when he is interrupted by a ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar and more than a few questions about his predecessor, Lucian Connally. With his daughter Cady and undersherrif Moretti otherwise engaged, Walts on his own this Christmas Eve, so he agrees to help her.
At the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Lucian is several tumblers into his Pappy Van Winkles and swears hes never clapped eyes on the woman before. Disappointed, she whispers Steamboat” and begins a story that takes them all back to Christmas Eve 1988a story that will thrill and delight the bestselling series devoted fans.
Praise for Spirit of Steamboat
“A nail-biter.”—Publishers Weekly
“Johnson is a born storyteller, and he spins this old-fashioned adventure tale deftly….An extremely pleasant present for fans of this popular series.”—Booklist
“A suspenseful adventure story….Series fans along with adventure and Western readers will raptly devour the details.”—Library Journal
“Like flint to stone, the sparks fly and the humour is brilliant and barbed. . .”—Fresh Fiction
Praise for Craig Johnson and the Longmire Series:
“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 hes witnessed. Unlike traditional genre novelists who obsess mainly over every hairpin plot turn, Johnsons books are also preoccupied with the mystery of his characters psyches.”—Los Angeles Times
“Johnson knows the territory, both fictive and geographical, and tells us about it in prose that crackles.”—Robert B. Parker
“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 Walts world is like slipping on a favorite pair of slippers, and its 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
“A winning piece of work…Theres a convincing feel to the whole package: a sense that youre viewing this territory through the eyes of someone who knows it as adoring lover and skeptical onlooker at the same time.”—The Washington Post
“Johnsons pacing is tight and his dialogue snaps.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Truly great. Reading Craig Johnson is a treat…[He] tells great stories, casts wonderful characters and writes in a style that compels the reader forward.”—Wyoming Tribune Eagle
About the Author
Craig Johnson is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Longmire mystery series, the basis for Longmire, the hit A&E original drama series. Johnson's next Longmire book, Any Other Name, will be published May 13, 2014. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five. Visit craigallenjohnson.com and aetv.com/longmire.