This year the MysteryPeople staff decided to have some fun with letters to Santa from some of our favorite crime fiction characters. We decided to wind up the blog series with letters from two authors – Craig Johnson, creator of Sheriff Walt Longmire, and Mark Pryor, who gave us US Embassy Director Of Security Hugo Marston. Each sent along a list of the perfect gifts for their heroes.
Hugo Marston, Director of Security for the US Embassy in Paris, would like to receive this holiday season:
- A signed, first edition, Sherlock Holmes book.
- A new pair of Tomy Lama boots.
- A two-week vacation. For (from?!) Tom.
- A bottle of Chateau Pichon Lalande, to share with Claudia. Maybe a case, they’re in it for the long haul.
- A coffee maker that requires no coffee making ability whatsoever.
- A subscription to The Economist. (To be shared with Emma, his secretary.)
- News that the new President-elect will be retaining the services of Hugo’s boss, Ambassador J. Bradford Taylor.
You can find Mark Pryor’s Hugo Marston series on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.
Sheriff Walt Longmire doesn’t have many needs, but he would appreciate the following items:
- Rainier Beer Jubilee Half-Quart cans
- Plutarch’s Lives, eight volume leather-bound set, J&R Tonson &S. Draper, London 1749
- 20 Rounds 230 grain JHP .45 ACP ammo
- A gift certificate for “The Usual”, Busy Bee Café
- And, Ham, any variety (for Dog)
You can find Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.