December 24, 2010

Longmire mysteries to become TV series

Wyoming author's novels being made into TV seriesAward-winning Wyoming author Craig Johnson's mystery novels will provide the inspiration for a television series.

A&E network gave the go-ahead for the hourlong pilot of “Longmire,” which will be based on Sheriff Walt Longmire, a Vietnam veteran who is the sheriff of a fictional northern Wyoming county.
And:The novel's characters include Longmire's longtime American Indian friend Henry Standing Bear, also a veteran.

Tribal beliefs and mysticism play into the stories, which also have Montana ties.
Comment:  For more on Native-themed mysteries, see Coel Wins Emeritus Award for Mysteries and Jance's Tohono O'odham Mysteries.

Below:  Craig Johnson.

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