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Messenger: A Walt Longmire Story (A Penguin Special from Viking) (Walt Longmire Mysteries) [Kindle Edition]

Craig Johnson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sheriff Walt Longmire comes face to face with an otherworldy messenger in this hilarious short story from the New York Times bestselling author of As the Crow Flies and The Cold Dish

Sheriff Walt Longmire, his long-time friend Henry Standing Bear, and his undersheriff Victoria Moretti are returning from a fishing trip in the Bighorn Mountains when Walt receives a distress call from Crazy Woman Canyon. Forest service ranger Chuck Coon is in trouble. Walt, the Bear, and Vic arrive to find Coon and a young woman up a tree, so to speak. The unlikley duo are fending off three very real bears from the top of a Porta Potty and tell a mystifying story of another dangerous creature inside the “convenience.” When Walt, Henry, and Vic face the creature what they find may be a Messenger from the Camp of the Dead, with a very personal tie to Walt himself.

A must-have for every Longmire and Craig Johnson fan, Messenger also includes a teaser chapter from Johnson's new novel, A Serpent's Tooth.

Product Details

  • File Size: 441 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult (April 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C1N959Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,028 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Always good July 9, 2013
By Elana
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I'm a big Craig Johnson fan, but this new publisher's strategy of releasing e-stories between novels sometimes feels a bit like a scam. Sometimes the stories (like Barry Eisler's) are truly stand alone. And sometimes, like this one, they appear as the first chapter in the next book (The Serpent's Tooth). So you wind up buying the story twice. It's a good story, and it whets the appetite. But still...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Short June 23, 2013
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Way too short of a story for the price paid. Why not just include in the next book? Very disappointed
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Messenger is a teaser not an eBook! June 9, 2013
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I thought I was buying a book, not a short story. It's a VERY short story. I think the title should have reflected that fact. I spent some time trying to figure out why I could only view the first chapter. It's a teaser and I feel screwed. Do I have to look at the page count of every single eBook purchase from now on?????

That being said, Mr. Johnson has crammed a great story into 56 pages.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed so hard I thought I'd cry!! May 22, 2013
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This is a great short story. I enjoyed the humor of the author. He made the book come alive and fly just like the messenger.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Guess I'd better read the fine print! February 6, 2014
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Granted i didn't pay much, but certainly didn't expect that my purchase would be one (very) short story and a chapter from a book!
Will have to start checking the number of pages before I put out my hard-earned cash.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment June 1, 2014
By Mare
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Be sure that you understand that this is a very short story before you buy. Unfortunate trend from a great author.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What imagery! April 23, 2013
By Kchris
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No one can make a harrowing incident as funny as Craig Johnson. If you are a fan of Walt and Company, you MUST read this! And the first chapter of his new book will hook you. Thanks for keeping us entertained, Mr. Johnson!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Messenger: A Walt Longmire Story June 13, 2014
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Great. A story from the Wyoming and native Americans. It is super how Craig Johnson makes the folklore into a believable story. Will read again in future
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Like all Craig Johnson books
Like all Craig Johnson books, this was a great read and full of suspense, mystery, and intrigue. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because it was a very short book. Read more
Published 3 days ago by econman123
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoy this series
Published 4 days ago by connie guthals
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding.
Outstanding. I have read the entire Longmire series including the short stories and thoroughly enjoyed them. They are very well written. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Brockmann fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good, but too short.
Published 14 days ago by M. J. Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book walt works hard
Published 17 days ago by Charlie Williams
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Disappointed love the longmire series but this is just a short story
Published 20 days ago by Deborah
5.0 out of 5 stars The Spiritual Role of an Owl
Great short story about the spiritual role the "owl" plays in American Indian culture. Johnson uses an allegory style to reveal the "Messenger" and successfully... Read more
Published 29 days ago by Kathleen R. McKee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another terrific piece of writing by Craig Johnson.
Published 1 month ago by James A. Braun
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Met the Craig Johnson standard.
Published 1 month ago by Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars Craig Johnson Brings Us Another Hit!
This short and and sweet bite of Longmire literature is delicious! It is laugh out loud funny in places and gives us a taste of the next book in the series. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marork
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More About the Author

Craig Johnson has received both critical and popular praise for his novels The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Another Man's Moccasins and The Dark Horse. All five novels have been made selections by the Independent Booksellers Association, and The Cold Dish was a DILYS Award Finalist and was translated into French in 2009 as Little Bird and was just named one of the top ten mysteries of the year by Lire magazine and won the Prix du Roman Noir as the best mystery novel translated into French for 2010.

Death Without Company was selected by Booklist as one of the top-ten mysteries of 2006, won the Wyoming Historical Society's fiction book of the year. The short story, Old Indian Trick, won the Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Award and appeared in Cowboys & Indians Magazine.

Kindness Goes Unpunished, the third in the Walt Longmire series, was number 38 on the American Bookseller's Association's hardcover best seller list.

Another Man's Moccasins, was the recipient of Western Writer's of America's Spur Award as Novel of the Year and the Mountains and Plains Book of the Year.

The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series has garnered starred reviews by all four prepublication review services, one of the only novels to receive that honor and was named by Publisher's Weekly as one of the top one hundred books of the year.

Craig lives with his wife Judy on their ranch in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.

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