The Highwayman: A Longmire Story

The Highwayman: A Longmire Story

by Craig Johnson

Hardcover(Large Print)

$34.99 View All Available Formats & Editions
4 New & Used Starting at $3.14


Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson’s New York Times bestselling Longmire series—the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix

Craig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.
When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend: The Highwayman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410489081
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 06/08/2016
Series: Walt Longmire Series
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Highwayman: A Longmire Story 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read every book Craig Johnson has published. He is a wonderful writter. The Highwayman was well done, just TOO short. I waited all year ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Craig Johnson is consistently entertaining and fresh. His Longmire is an intelligent caring man. The tales are ALWAYS innovative, smart, and thought provoking. I travel Wyoming for work. This one is very special for I am staying in Thermopolis right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
plot moved along. characters were developed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Longmire is always a great read. I am a huge Craig Johnson fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Grabbed into the wyoming mountains with each word.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent characters and setting. A must read for all Longmire fans. Plot keeps you turning the pages. Understanding of native culture provides depth. Humor keeps it from being overpowering.
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
The Highwayman by Craig Johnson stands as a spiritual journey for Standing Bear, Walt, and Rosey Wayman. The story ends will little resolution and many questions as to what happened. The story presents a story and asks for the reader to believe the events based on no physical evidence, a parallel to Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny or even God. Bobby Womack, a policeman in Wyoming has been dead decades, but Rosey Wayman believes Bobby contacts her. Standing Bear and Walt meet with Rosey and stand watch for Bobby Womack. Craig Johnson, a master storyteller, weaves other interesting characters into the story. Johnson also provides moments of comic relief with Standing Bear and Walt. The story ends quickly with the reader left to reason the outcome.
ValerieL More than 1 year ago
The Highwayman: A Longmire Story by Craig Johnson is an absolutely riveting tale in the Longmire series. It's a novella, but the amount of action and suspense in the book keep you on the edge of your seat. I actually finished the story in one sitting because I couldn't put it down! Even tho' everyone is familiar with the characters, there is still plenty of good character development within the story. I don't believe that anyone would need to read the rest of the series in order to understand what is going on in the novella. There is enough background and character development within the story to provide all the information one needs to enjoy it. The settings are described "just right" in my opinion. I like setting descriptions that provide enough for you to go on, but leave some things to your imagination. These descriptions are not too wordy, but you get the idea of what the area is like and how the granite walls can easily block communications. I would highly recommend this novella to anyone who already enjoys the Longmire series, whether they read the books or watch the TV show. (I received a free copy of the e-book from NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review. My review was not influenced by this and all opinions and conclusions are my own.)
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
The Highwayman by Craig Johnson Longmire #11.5 Just what I needed to read this afternoon! I was in the mood for something different and this book provided me with a visit to Wyoming, a mystery to solve in the present with roots in the past, some bizarre occurrences that may or may not have been due to the spirit world and a visit with old friends Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear. Throw in a bit of regional and American history with delightful writing and I had a novella that kept me entertained from beginning to end. As with most good friends, it is nice to catch up and keep in touch. Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Books for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4.5 Stars
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
As usual, this is an excellent modern western by Craig Johnson, a fast, exciting read. A Wyoming ghost tale, it doesn't include the normal crew in Absaroka County, but is rather just Walt and Henry at the Wind River Reservation and the Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway so we probably will not see it featured on Longmire at Netgalley. Craig Johnson writes the kind of prose that has you feeling like you have been there. The first three paragraphs of this novel is worth the price of the book. Now I need to add Wind River Canyon to my bucket list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story, although I didn't know quite what to expect at first. Mr. Johnson really gave us a doozy! Thanks Craig!
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
The author prefaces this Longmire novel by stating he always wanted to write a ghost story. And now he has, thrusting Walt Longmire and his friend, Henry Standing Bear, into the middle of an enigma. At the request of the head of the Highway Patrol, Walt and the Bear seek to determine what is happening to Rosie Wayman, who patrols a stretch of highway in the Wind River Canyon, an area where radio communication is almost nonexistent. On the other hand, Rosie begins receiving calls from Bobby Womack saying “officer needs assistance.” The problem is that Womack, a respected highwayman who patrolled the same route, died 35 years previously. Walt and the Bear have to determine whether Rosie really is hearing the signal, or is in need of psychiatric evaluation. What follows during the investigation is a series of events which might be ethereal, or explained by logic in the real world. It is up to the two men (along with the reader) to determine which. It is a clever plot and, while it is a deviation from the 11 prior entries in the series, “The Highwayman” is a welcome addition to the earlier books, and it is recommended. Next up for this reviewer is this author’s newest, “An Obvious Fact.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most disappointing! Short, predictable, little action. Not close to the quality of earlier books in this series.
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
Sometimes seeing is believing and sometimes it’s still hard to believe what you see. So seems the case in author Craig Johnson’s latest Longmire story, THE HIGHWAYMAN. The author once again uses the spirit world to bring a story full circle. Johnson makes the unexplainable appear plausible. Being a novella, the story is short and easily read in an afternoon. The pace is quick threaded with action and suspense. The secondary characters add depth to the story. Meanwhile, the bond between Walt and Henry is reinforced by their actions. This is a wonderful tale in the Longmire tradition. Johnson knows how to blend Native American traditions/customs with modern times and law enforcement procedures for a smooth flowing story. Through detailed descriptions and an eye for detail, Johnson places the reader in the middle of the scene as the story unfolds around you. This is a fascinating tale that will have you reflecting on it long after you close the book. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And this one is just a good ghost story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very short srory but good.