Showing posts with label Johnson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Johnson. Show all posts

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Land of the Blind, by Craig Johnson,

"Land of the Blind," by Craig Johnson, in The Strand Magazine, October 2016 - January 2017.

It's Christmas Eve and Walt Longmire, sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, is on his way to a hostage situation.  A crazy druggie wearing only underpants has burst into a church and is pointing a gun at a woman's head, mumbling about God demanding a sacrifice.

And while Walt is the series hero the title clues you in that the star of this particular rodeo will be his deputy Double Tough, who lost one eye to a fire.  I won't tell you what happens, but it's very satisfying.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Edgar winners announced

Congratulations to Steven King who took home the Edgar for best short story for "Obits" from his Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Russell W. Johnson who scored the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for best first story. His "Chung Ling Soo’s Greatest Trick" appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.