Craig Johnson Books In Order

Walt Longmire Books In Publication Order

  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)
  8. Divorce Horse (2012)
  9. As the Crow Flies (2012)
  10. Messenger (2013)
  11. A Serpent’s Tooth (2013)
  12. Spirit of Steamboat (2013)
  13. Any Other Name (2014)
  14. Dry Bones (2015)
  15. The Highwayman (2016)
  16. An Obvious Fact (2016)
  17. The Western Star (2017)
  18. Depth of Winter (2018)
  19. Land of Wolves (2019)
  20. Next to Last Stand (2020)
  21. Daughter of the Morning Star (2021)

Walt Longmire Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Christmas in Absaroka County (2012)
  2. Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories (2014)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017)

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Craig Johnson Books Overview

The Cold Dish

There’s a powerful, new voice coming from out of the American West and his name is Craig Johnson. In his debut novel Johnson brings to life the vast Wyoming landscape, its people, and a wonderful new character in Sheriff Walt Longmire. The citizens of the Cowboy State boast a long and bloody history of dispensing rough justice but the last few decades have bred peace between the white and Native American communities. So when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Sheriff Walt Longmire and the general population of Absaroka County are inclined to think it s a hunting accident. But two years earlier Cody was one four high school boys convicted of brutally raping Melissa Little Bird, a young Cheyenne girl with fetal alcohol syndrome. The boys were guilty but let off with suspended sentences. Was this a revenge killing? Sheriff Longmire intends to find out. After twenty four years as sheriff, Walt, along with Deputy Victoria Moretti and lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, is embroiled in the most volatile and challenging case of his career. He might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps . 45 70 buffalo rifle. In the first book of this new series, Wyoming resident Craig Johnson fills the vast emptiness of the high plains with a cast both tragic and humorous and brings a unique landscape and its people to life with mesmerizing authenticity.

Death Without Company

A new Sheriff Walt Longmire mystery from the author of the acclaimed The Cold Dish With his debut novel, The Cold Dish, Craig Johnson proved himself a strong new voice in the realm of literary mystery. In his newest work, Johnson again takes us to Sheriff Walt Longmire’s Absaroka County, Wyoming. When Mari Baroja is found poisoned at the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Sheriff Longmire is drawn into an investigation of her death that proves to be as dramatic as her life. Her connections to the Basque community, the lucrative coal bed methane industry, and the personal life of the previous sheriff, Lucian Connally, lead to a complex web of half truths and assumed allegiances. As the specter of Mari s abusive husband arises, Sheriff Longmire, aided by his friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and newcomer Santiago Saizarbitoria, must connect the past to the present to find the killer among them. Death Without Company is a riveting tale of the unspeakable viciousness that can lurk in the most beautiful and unlikely of places.

Kindness Goes Unpunished

Walt Longmire returns for his third adventure but this time he is in the City of Brotherly Love, where no act of Kindness Goes Unpunished

Walt has been the sheriff in Wyoming’s Absaroka County for twenty four years, where his wit and charm have helped him solve many crimes. But that can t prepare him for the savage attack on his daughter, Cady, a Philadelphia lawyer who has unwittingly become embroiled in a political cover up. As Walt and his best friend, Henry Standing Bear, scour the city for clues, he gets help from his deputy Victoria Moretti and her family of Philly police. But Longmire wasn t born yesterday. He s willing to pull out all the stops to find Cady s attacker and show the big city that this old timer has a few moves left in his saddlebag of tricks. Those who enjoy Tony Hillerman and James Lee Burke will delight in Johnson s newest Sheriff Longmire adventure.

Another Man’s Moccasins

Walt Longmire unravels a mystery that connects two murders across forty years When the body of a young Vietnamese woman is found alongside the interstate in Absaroka County, Wyoming, Sherriff Walt Longmire is determined to discover the identity of the victim and is forced to confront the horrible similarities of this murder to that of his first homicide investigation as a marine in Vietnam. To complicate matters, Virgil White Buffalo, a homeless Crow Indian, is found living in a nearby culvert and in possession of the young woman’s purse. There are only two problems with what appears to be an open and shut case. One, the sheriff doesn t think Virgil White Buffalo a Vietnam vet with a troubling past is a murderer. And two, the photo that is found in the woman s purse looks hauntingly familiar to Walt. In the fourth book in Craig Johnson s awardwinning Walt Longmire series, the tough yet tender sheriff solves two murders tied in blood but separated by nearly forty years.

The Dark Horse

Walt Longmire goes undercover to save a woman in an unfriendly place Interweaving classic noir sensibilities and humor with contemporary themes of social justice, Craig Johnson’s popular Walt Longmire mysteries transport readers to the sparse and rugged landscape of Wyoming. In The Dark Horse, the sheriff investigates when his instincts tell him something isn’t right about a prisoner accused of killing her husband. Wade Barsad, a man with a dubious past, locked his wife’s horses in their barn and burned the animals alive. In return, Mary shot Wade in the head six times or so the story goes. Walt doesn’t believe Mary’s confession, and he’s determined to dig deeper. Posing as an insurance claims investigator, Walt soon discovers other people who might have wanted Wade dead, including a beautiful Guatemalan bartender and a rancher with a taste for liquor, but not for honesty. The Dark Horse is sure to build on the success of Another Man’s Moccasins as Sheriff Longmire unpins his star and ventures into a town without pity to save a woman without hope.

Junkyard Dogs

A missing thumb and dead developers are only the beginning for Sheriff Walt Longmire It’s a volatile new economy in Durant, Wyoming, where the owners of a multi million dollar development of ranchettes want to get rid of the adjacent junk yard. When a severed thumb is discovered in the yard, conflicts erupt, and Walt Longmire, his trusty companion Dog, life long friend Henry Standing Bear, and deputies Santiago Saizarbitoria and Victoria Moretti find themselves in a small town that feels more and more like a high plains pressure cooker. Craig Johnson’s award winning Walt Longmire mysteries continue to find new fans, and Junkyard Dogs is sure to create many more devotees. The sixth book in the series is filled with Johnson’s signature blend of wisecracks, Western justice, and page turning plot twists, as the beloved sheriff finds himself star deep in the darker aspects of human nature, in a story of love, laughs, death, and derelict automobiles.

Hell Is Empty

Wyoming’s favorite sheriff braves a frozen inferno as he races to capture an escaped murderer. Well read and world weary, Sheriff Walt Longmire has been maintaing order in Wyoming’s Absaroka County for more than thirty years, but in this riveting seventh outing, he is pushed to his limits. Raynaud Shade, an adopted Crow Indian, has just confessed to murdering a boy ten years ago and burying him deep within the Big Horn Mountains. After transporting Shade and a group of other convicted murderers through a snowstorm, Walt is informed by the FBI that the body is buried in his jurisdiction and the victim’s name is White Buffalo. Guided only by Indian mysticism and a battered paperback of Dante’s Inferno, Walt pursues Shade and his fellow escapees into the icy hell of the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, cheating death to ensure that justice both civil and spiritual is served.

As the Crow Flies

The Wyoming lawman returns after staking his claim on the New York Times bestseller listEmbarking on his eighth adventure, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has a more important matter on his mind than cowboys and criminals. His daughter, Cady, is getting married to the brother of his undersheriff, Victoria Moretti. Walt and old friend Henry Standing Bear are the de facto wedding planners and fear Cady’s wrath when the wedding locale arrangements go up in smoke two weeks before the big event. The pair set out to find a new site for the nuptials on the Cheyenne Reservation, but their scouting expedition ends in horror as they witness a young Crow woman plummeting from Painted Warrior s majestic cliffs. It s not Walt s turf, but the newly appointed tribal police chief and Iraqi war veteran, the beautiful Lolo Long, shanghais him into helping with the investigation. Walt is stretched thin as he mentors Lolo, attempts to catch the bad guys, and performs the role of father of the bride. With the popularity of Craig Johnson s Walt Longmire series growing apace, fans new and old will relish As the Crow Flies, the sheriff s latest quirky and complex investigation.

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