Books by Craig Johnson and Complete Book Reviews

Craig Johnson, Author . Viking $24.95 (306p) ISBN 978-0-670-02182-6
Johnson's sixth mystery featuring Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire (after 2009's Dark Horse ) will remind readers that a big city isn't necessary for a compelling crime story and enduring hero. One blizzardy February day, Walt and his...
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Craig Johnson, Author . Viking $23.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-670-03369-0
A strong sense of place, a credible plot and deft dialogue lift Johnson's good-humored debut novel, the first of a new series, set in Bighorn Mountain country. Walt Longmire, the veteran sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyo., usually has little to do
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Craig Johnson, Author . Viking $23.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-670-03157-3
In Johnson's appealing third Walt Longmire mystery (after 2006's \t\t Death Without Company), the Wyoming sheriff \t\t is drawn into a messy situation in the City of Brotherly Love when his daughter \t\t Cady's ex-boyfriend is killed a few days...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $25.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-670-02277-9
At the start of Johnson's stellar seventh novel featuring Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire (after Junkyard Dogs), Walt and his deputy, Santiago "Sancho" Saizarbitoria, are escorting a trio of convicts through the Bighorn Mountains to meet a convoy of...
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Craig Johnson, Author . Viking $24.95 (318p) ISBN 978-0-670-02087-4
In Johnson's superb fifth contemporary mystery to feature Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire (after 2008's Another Man's Moccasins ), Walt has his doubts about Mary Barsad's guilt when she confesses to shooting her husband, Wade, after Wade allegedly...
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Craig Johnson, Author . Viking $23.95 (290p) ISBN 978-0-670-01861-1
At the start of Johnson's stellar fourth mystery to feature Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire (after 2007's Kindness Goes Unpunished ), Walt responds to a call that leads to the discovery of the body of a young Vietnamese woman, Ho Thi Paquet,
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Craig Johnson, read by George Guidall. Recorded Books, , unabridged, 3 CDs, 3.5 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-5019-2852-9
Reader Guidall continues his long association with Craig Johnson’s Longmire series. In a slight departure for the series, this short audiobook is a nice combination of mystery and ghost story. Highway patrol person Rosey Wayman fears she is losing...
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Craig Johnson, read by George Guidall. Recorded Books, unabridged, seven CDs, 8.5 hours, $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4906-2397-9
This action-packed new Walt Longmire adventure has the heroic high-plains sheriff investigating a fellow lawman’s suicide. This requires looking into the late detective’s last case, a cold one involving three county women who went missing some time...
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Craig Johnson, read by George Guidall. Recorded Books, unabridged, library edition, eight CDs, 9.5 hrs., $92.75 ISBN 978-1-4561-1889-1;
Everyone’s favorite Southern sheriff is back in this eighth volume of Johnson’s popular series, which is also set to premiere on June 3 as Longmire, a new A&E drama. In this installment, tragedy rears its ugly head at a time of great celebration as...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $25.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-670-02351-6
In bestseller Johnson’s excellent eighth Walt Longmire mystery (after 2011’s Hell Is Empty), Walt agrees to help the new tribal police chief of Wyoming’s Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Lolo Long, with an investigation, even though his daughter Cady’s
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $20 (160p) ISBN 978-0-670-01578-8
Bestseller Johnson (A Serpent’s Tooth) delivers a nail-biter with this seasonal Walt Longmire novella. On a snowy Christmas Eve, while reading A Christmas Carol, the Wyoming sheriff receives an unexpected visitor: a part-Japanese young woman who...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $26.95 (353p) ISBN 978-0-670-02645-6
Just in time for the second season of the A&E TV series Longmire comes bestseller Johnson’s deeply satisfying ninth Walt Longmire novel (after 2012’s As the Crow Flies). On the personal front, the Wyoming sheriff worries about his deepening...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $28 (304p) ISBN 978-0-525-42695-0
Bestseller Johnson pays homage to Agatha Christie in his cleverly plotted 13th Walt Longmire novel (after 2016’s An Obvious Fact), which takes place in both the past and the present. In 1972, Walt, an Absaroka County deputy and newly returned...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $26.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-670-02646-3
A not-quite-cold case preoccupies Walt Longmire in bestseller Johnson’s top-notch 11th mystery featuring the Wyoming sheriff (after 2013’s novella Spirit of Steamboat). Walt reluctantly agrees to help his old boss and mentor, Lucian Connally,...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $22 (192p) ISBN 978-0-525-42791-9
The perfect way to bide your time between the release of a new full-length Walt Longmire mystery and the start of the next season of A&E’s Longmire, this story collection featuring the iconic Wyoming sheriff is a must. Johnson (Any Other Name) pens...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $27.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-525-42693-6
At the start of bestseller Johnson’s intricately plotted 11th Walt Longmire novel (after 2014’s Any Other Name), the Wyoming sheriff helps pull the corpse of Danny Lone Elk, a Cheyenne rancher, from a turtle pond on his ranch. Did Danny die of...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $28 (336p) ISBN 978-0-525-42694-3
In Johnson’s thrilling 12th Walt Longmire mystery (after 2015’s Dry Bones), the Wyoming lawman and his longtime friend and sidekick, Henry Standing Bear, look into the circumstances that led 22-year-old Bodaway Torres, now in a coma, to run his...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $20 (208p) ISBN 978-0-7352-2089-8
Wyoming’s scenic Wind River Canyon provides the setting for this atmospheric Walt Longmire novella, an update, according to Johnson (The Spirit of Steamboat) in the acknowledgments, of a Charles Dickens ghost story, “The Signal-Man.” For three...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $28 (304p) ISBN 978-0-525-52247-8
Bestseller Johnson’s harrowing 14th mystery featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire (after 2017’s The Western Star) takes the Wyoming lawman to Mexico, where ruthless killer Tomás Bidarte holds Walt’s grown daughter, Cady, captive in a remote mountain...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $28 (336p) ISBN 978-0-525-52253-9
A real-life painting, Cassilly Adams’s Custer’s Last Fight, which was reproduced in the millions in the late 19th century and destroyed in a fire at Fort Bliss, Tex., in 1946, provides the backdrop for bestseller Johnson’s intriguing 16th novel...
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Craig Johnson. Viking, $28 (336p) ISBN 978-0-525-52250-8
Bestseller Johnson’s solid 15th Walt Longmire novel finds the laconic sheriff back home in Absaroka County, Wyo., barely recovered from the serious injuries he received on his quixotic foray into Mexico in 2018’s Depth of Winter. The discovery of a...
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