Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories
Viking, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ere's a charming little book that will make a welcome stocking stuffer for Longmire fans.
Wait for Signs
is filled with twelve (for the Twelve Days of Christmas?) delightful short stories about people's quirks, as well as Longmire's compassion and unique perspective on his job as a lawman. And don't miss the Introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips who plays Henry Standing Bear in the hit TV series.
s a long-time fan of Louis L'Amour's Westerns, I appreciated the introductory quote: '
Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.
' It's what Lonnie Little Bird
from his wheelchair that nets the robber in
Old Indian Trick
, Walt helps an old woman with dementia, who mistakes him for someone else. In
, a con artist gets more than he deserves.
, Walt solves a mystery after Lucian is blamed for a fire in his retirement home. He's a Good Samaritan in
, and acts as both Scrooge and Santa in
, he nabs bad guys who didn't do their research. Walt helps a hero in
Toys for Tots
and makes a bet with his daughter Cady in
. The Cheyenne Nation deals with a unique hold-up in
great horned owl steals the show in
, one of the best (and funniest) of these delightful tales. And, finally, Walt rescues
Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns
. Even if you haven't discovered
yet, you'll find this little book a wonderful diversion in the busy holiday season.
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