Books by Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is a recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowship and has a background in law enforcement.


ANY OTHER NAME by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2014

"Once more, you can count on Longmire (A Serpent's Tooth, 2013, etc.) for action both physical and cerebral, a bit of humor and romance, and a mighty good mystery."
A favor for an old friend puts Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire in a tough spot. Read full book review >
SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT by Craig Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Unlike Walt's usual adventures (A Serpent's Tooth, 2013, etc.), this novella shuns mystery for a wild and dangerous adventure that will leave you both touched and breathless."
The day before Christmas finds Sheriff Walt Longmire of Absaroka County, Wyo., at loose ends, until a ghost from the past brings back long-forgotten memories. Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries are the basis for an A&E drama series. Read full book review >
A SERPENT'S TOOTH by Craig Johnson
Released: April 23, 2013

"Longmire's ninth (As the Crow Flies, 2012, etc.) is a tense, action-filled story with Johnson's usual touches of humor and romance. No wonder Longmire's TV series has been renewed for a second season."
The vast, lonely spaces of rural Wyoming attract some unusual lifestyles. It's up to Sheriff Walt Longmire to sort the good from the bad. Read full book review >
AS THE CROW FLIES by Craig Johnson
Released: May 15, 2012

"Tough, resourceful and quietly funny, as always. No wonder Johnson's hero will debut in a new A&E TV series, Longmire, this summer."
In the eighth of this excellent series (Hell is Empty, 2011, etc.), Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire finds himself out of his element, and not just because he's in Montana. Read full book review >
HELL IS EMPTY by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 6, 2011

"Deft as always, but dearly missed from this stark, wintry tale is grizzled Walt's much younger lover, his feisty, tormenting, adorable girl of summer."
For Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire (Junkyard Dogs, 2010, etc.), the pursuit of a vicious murderer through a killer ice storm in the Bighorn Mountains adds up to a cold day in hell. Read full book review >
JUNKYARD DOGS by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 31, 2010

"It's hard to imagine a more likable lawman than Sheriff Walt (The Dark Horse, 2009, etc.). Thumbs up."
In rural Absaroka County, Wyo., where Sheriff Walt Longmire keeps an uneasy peace, junk isn't always junk. It's often worse. Read full book review >
THE DARK HORSE by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2009

"Walt's fifth (Another Man's Moccasins, 2008, etc.) is stunningly descriptive and compulsively readable."
The Sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyo., follows a hunch to free an allegedly self-made widow. Read full book review >
ANOTHER MAN’S MOCCASINS by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 2, 2008

"The back story, with its venality, racism and murder, is riveting, and Johnson dovetails Walt's life then and now with great skill. Readers who've come to admire Walt's cohort, Henry Standing Bear, will want to award him the Medal of Honor for his war exploits."
A decades-dead Vietnamese bar girl plays a starring role in a contemporary Wyoming murder investigation. Read full book review >
KINDNESS GOES UNPUNISHED by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 19, 2007

"Johnson deftly integrates country and city sensibilities; makes Walt's love and fear for Cady palpable; and casts a droll eye on Walt and romance. Even better than Death Without Company (2006): a must-read for both the tough and the tender-hearted."
Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire and his sidekick, Henry Standing Bear, aka the Cheyenne Nation, venture to Philadelphia, which duly succumbs. Read full book review >
DEATH WITHOUT COMPANY by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 20, 2006

"Pile on thermal underwear, fire up the four-wheel drive and head for Durant. Walt and his idiosyncratic crew are terrific company—droll, sassy and surprisingly tenderhearted."
What do you do when an old friend lies to you? Read full book review >
THE COLD DISH by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"The police work comes slow and the solution comes out of nowhere, but Johnson's gorgeous Wyoming and agreeable characters make the trip very, very pleasant."
Revenge killings disrupt the serenity of a small western community and greatly complicate life for a sheriff nearing retirement. Read full book review >