Archive for January 18th, 2016


Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories by Craig Johnson

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award–winning “Old Indian Trick.” This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s bestselling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt’s life that doesn’t appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can’t buy the stories in book form.

Wait for Signs collects those beloved stories—and one entirely new story, “Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns”—for the very first time in a single volume, regular trade hardcover. With glimpses of Walt’s past from the incident in “Ministerial Aide,” when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious “Messenger,” where the majority
of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan’s shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.


My Review

5 stars

This is a collection of short stories relating to sheriff Walt Longmire released one at a time during the Christmas season plus a new one that has yet to be released. Each one gives a little more light into the history of Walt Longmire.

I admit that I’m not really a fan of short story collections. That is because usually there are many different authors and you always seem to get one or two stories that are good and the rest are not. Now, having said that, a collection of short stories from a great author like Craig Johnson and all about Walt Longmire, yes, this is a collection that I could get into.

All of these stories show the different adventures Walt has been on between and before the main books of this series. If you think it is amazing what he gets himself into while in the books you are in for a treat with this collection, can we say Ministerial Aid? Plus outhouse humor has to be an inclusion also.

If you like the Longmire series on television, thank goodness Netflix is picking this one up, or the books, this is one book that you need to read. These stories will make you laugh and give you more background to Walt Longmire.

To purchase Wait for Signs make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Craig Johnson’s website.

I received Wait for Signs for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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The Lady Agnes Mystery – Volume 2 by Andrea Japp

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Agnès de Souarcy has survived the medieval Inquisition, but remains in grave danger. Her protectors must battle with powerful enemies.

“Five women, in the centre the sixth” are the enigmatic words foretelling Agnès’s destiny. But will she fulfill the role that has been prophesied?


My Review

3 stars

Agnes has survived the Inquisition but she still has scars from it and she is not safe. Because of the prophecy there are still those that want to stop it and others that want her to succeed. Agnes has no choice but to figure out what part she has to play in the prophecy. It’s not going to be easy with those that want to stop her. But with the help of friends and those that want the prophecy fulfilled Agnes is going to have to be strong for them all.

I couldn’t help but feel bad for Agnes. She has gone through such hell with the Inquisition. Although she has survived them she is not completely free of them. There are still some people that want to stop her and the prophecy. Thank goodness Agnes is not some week willed girl. She has no problem stepping up and fighting like a man for what she believes in.

Agnes is not your typical woman from 1300’s France. She is strong will and willing to fight back when pushed. There are more things going on in this book compared to the first volume. Also, the ending is a cliff hanger and I have to say that I’m curious to see what happens in the next book.

This is a good book, very interesting. If you like historical mysteries I think you will really like this book.

To purchase The Lady Agnes Mystery – Vol. 2 make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, and Goodreads.

I received The Lady Agnes Mystery – Volume 2 for free in exchange for an honest review.

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