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Contractions: Henry Standing Bear's Ethical Code

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I recently finished watching the last season of Longmire, a show that I believe only got better when it moved to Netflix. A & E cancelled it, despite good ratings, because it did not directly appeal to the 18-35 age demographic. The writing and plot development improved as the show started focusing more on major themes and story lines and not story of the week subplots. While the show's general premise is typical cop show fare, the strong characterization and settings give the show a primacy over other similar procedurals.

While I enjoyed the show, I never got around to reading the books even though I watched dutifully for six seasons.  Once I started reading The Cold Dish, I realized how hard it will be not to binge the book series. The books are a treat. Craig Johnson's prose is punchy, and the characters are even better realized. Walt Longmire's love for Rainier beer and obscure literary metaphors, as well as other character's predilections and habits, become c…