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Craig Johnson

(Craig Allen Johnson)
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Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve Walt Longmire mystery novels, which are the basis for Longmire, the hit Netflix original drama. The Cold Dish won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/Bibliobs. Death Without Company, the Wyoming Historical Associations Book of the Year, won Frances Le Prix 813, and Another Mans Moccasins was the Western Writers of Americas Spur Award Winner and the Mountains & Plains Book of the Year. The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and Junkyard Dogs won The Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick. Hell Is Empty, selected by Library Journal as the Best Mystery of the Year, was a New York Times best seller, as was As the Crow Flies, which won the Rocky for the best crime novel typifying the western United States. A Serpents Tooth opened as a New York Times bestseller as did Any Other Name and Wait for Signs, Johnson's collection of short stories. Spirit of Steamboat was selected by the State Library as the inaugural One Book Wyoming and included visits to sixty-three libraries. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

Genres: Mystery
New Books
Walt Longmire Mysteries
   1. The Cold Dish (2004)
   2. Death Without Company (2006)
   3. Kindness Goes Unpunished (2007)
   4. Another Man's Moccasins (2008)
   5. The Dark Horse (2009)
   6. Junkyard Dogs (2010)
   7. Hell Is Empty (2011)
   7.5. Divorce Horse (2012)
   8. As the Crow Flies (2012)
   8.5. Christmas in Absaroka County (2012)
   8.6. Messenger (2013)
   9. A Serpent's Tooth (2013)
   9.5. The Spirit of Steamboat (2013)
   10. Any Other Name (2014)
   10.5. Wait for Signs (2014)
   11. Dry Bones (2015)
   11.5. The Highwayman (2016)
   12. An Obvious Fact (2016)
   13. The Western Star (2017)
   14. Depth of Winter (2018)
   15. Land of Wolves (2019)
   16. Next to Last Stand (2020)
   17. Daughter of the Morning Star (2021)
   18. Hell and Back (2022)
   19. The Longmire Defense (2023)
   20. First Frost (2024)
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2006) : The Cold Dish
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2010) : The Dark Horse
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2019) : Depth of Winter

Craig Johnson recommends
Shades of Mercy (2024)
(Porter Beck, book 2)
Bruce Borgos
"A crisp jolt of cask-strength, 100-proof writing."
Northwoods (2024)
Amy Pease
"Get lost in Amy Pease's words, get lost in the gripping personal debut of a complex new series - get lost in NORTHWOODS."
The Moonshine Messiah (2023)
Russell W Johnson
"Like the illegitimate child of Justified and Sons of Anarchy, The Moonshine Messiah leaps off the page with a rarified air of gritty, hillbilly realism. The legitimate part is the voice author Russell Johnson uses to tell this no-holds-barred, Appalachian assault of avarice and antagonism."
A Line in the Sand (2023)
Kevin Powers
"Kevin Powers walks-the-walk and talks-the-talk in this compelling, frighteningly knowledgeable thriller. Like a pebble in a pond, the murder of a man sets the characters in a full-tilt, nonstop fight for their lives in a rippling story that could only have been written by Powers - and write it he does."
The Rescue (2023)
T Jefferson Parker
"Parker's The Rescue ain't no street mutt of a book, but rather a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show blue-ribbon, pure pedigree of a novel with claws sharpened and fangs bared. Fass!"
Die Around Sundown (2022)
(Henri Lefort Mysteries, book 1)
Mark Pryor
"Mark Pryor's Die Around Sundown is a wonderfully historic and a masterful mystery with the entire deck on the table, the wild card being that if Detective Henri Lefort doesn't solve the case of the murdered Nazi in his occupied and beloved Paris--he's a dead man."

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