Spirit of Steamboat. Craig Johnson.*
This is a Christmas-themed short story. I had planned on skipping it because it's beyond self-indulgently trope-laden and I hadn't even planned on finishing it. I was too impatient to suffer through the numerous instances of odds that--spoiler alert!--the scrappy cast of Absaroka County characters overcome to save a small child's life on Christmas Eve.
But then Longmire was cancelled and I realized I didn't know when another Walt Longmire mystery would be published and so I read it. I'm glad I did. Since this is a flashback story (of course it is! Of course!), the ending is bittersweet.
I don't know what I'm going to do without my Longmire fix, though. We didn't realize that the season would only 10 episodes instead of 12, and then I ran out of Longmire books. Now I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with myself. I'm currently reading some books about Hildegard of Bingen and some silly fantasy series some knitting group people have been reading.