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Longmire Lives: Continuing Craig Johnson’s Saga

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Never underestimate the power of a long, tall cowboy with a big hat and a big heart. Depth of Winter (Viking Books), the 14th book in Craig Johnson’s Longmire series debuted at No. 5 on the New York Times Bestseller list, attesting to the popularity of crime novels set in remote, fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming, under the shadow of the Bighorn Mountains, near the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Mystery fans with a penchant for western locales have found a home in the unstoppable juggernaut that is Sheriff Walt Longmire’s loyal fanbase that began in 2004 with The Cold Dish. The A&E television series, “Longmire” kicked off in 2012; its six seasons are now on Netflix. But it’s Craig Johnson’s authenticity that keeps…

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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Longmire edition

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Despite being unexpectedly cancelled by A&E after three seemingly successful seasons, there’s still hope for Sheriff Walt Longmire and Absaroka County, Wyoming. Insiders report that the Longmire team is preparing pitches for possible suitors, chief among them Netflix (a logical choice because the first two seasons—and soon the third—are already streaming on the site) and Amazon, though traditional cable networks like TNT and AMC will probably also be courted. But while fans wait (in between bouts of tweeting and retweeting #LongLiveLongmire) for the show’s fate to be decided, here are some book ideas to pass the time until Walt returns. If you just like everything about Longmire… There’s nothing better to get you through this bout of Longmire-us interruptus than…

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