Christmas in Absaroka County by Craig Johnson

Christmas in Absaroka County, Walt Longmire Christmas Stories

Genre: Short Stories
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 80
Source: Purchased

The Short Version:
This is an ebook collection of four Christmas themed short stories featuring Walt Longmire from Craig Johnson’s ongoing series.

Why I Read It:
After listening to the first two Walt Longmire books I couldn’t resist this special ebook to read during my holiday vacation time

The Book:
From the publisher:

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.

My Thoughts:
If you’ve read any of the Walt Longmire series, this is something to put on your radar for a quick holiday read next year. If you haven’t read any of the series, go ahead and pick this up now, read the first chapter of The Cold Dish as an introduction and then you’ll have between now and Christmas to read a few more of the series before reading these short stories.

Ministerial Aid – it’s New Year’s morning in the year 2000 and Walt is out in a remote part of the county nursing a hangover when he crosses paths with a woman who needs his gentleness and assistance

Slick-Tongued Devil – finds Walt thrown for a loop by the oddly timed re-appearance of his wife’s obituary in the local paper. As he retreats to his cabin to deal with reignited grief he has an unexpected visitor who will learn a surprising lesson.

Toys for Tots – When his daughter drags him to the mall for some last minute Christmas shopping Walt ends up helping an injured Marine Chaplain have a holiday to remember.

Unbalanced – On his way to Montana to pick up his daughter for a Christmas visit, Walt picks up a young female hitchhiker in a storm. They both learn some things about themselves along the way.

If you haven’t read any of the Walt Longmire series and want to read a bit along with some well done holiday themed short stories this one is worth getting your hands on. It’s short enough that even without an ereader you can easily read it on your computer with a variety of reading applications.

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