If you’ve been watching Longmire on A&E, you might like to go back and read where it all began. Back in 2010, I picked up the book Cold Dish by Craig Johnson on a whim. It’s not my usual type of read, so I don’t even remember why I read it, but it began an obsession that has not waned at all. I wait anxiously for each installment in the series. Johnson’s Longmire series is about Walt Longmire, a widowed sheriff who has buried himself in his work since his wife died. With his old friend Henry Standing Bear and foul-mouthed deputy Victoria Moretti, he works to keep the peace in Absaroka County, Wyoming. A mix of suspense, insight, and humor, the story of Sheriff Longmire shouldn’t be missed. I just finished the eighth book in the series, As the Crow Flies, and Johnson’s writing just keeps getting better.