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Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson has received both critical and popular praise for his novels The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Another Man's Moccasins and The Dark Horse. All five novels have been made selections by the Independent Booksellers Association, and The Cold Dish was a... show more

Craig Johnson has received both critical and popular praise for his novels The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Another Man's Moccasins and The Dark Horse. All five novels have been made selections by the Independent Booksellers Association, and The Cold Dish was a DILYS Award Finalist and was translated into French in 2009 as Little Bird and was just named one of the top ten mysteries of the year by Lire magazine and won the Prix du Roman Noir as the best mystery novel translated into French for 2010. Death Without Company was selected by Booklist as one of the top-ten mysteries of 2006, won the Wyoming Historical Society's fiction book of the year. The short story, Old Indian Trick, won the Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Award and appeared in Cowboys & Indians Magazine. Kindness Goes Unpunished, the third in the Walt Longmire series, was number 38 on the American Bookseller's Association's hardcover best seller list. Another Man's Moccasins, was the recipient of Western Writer's of America's Spur Award as Novel of the Year and the Mountains and Plains Book of the Year. The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series has garnered starred reviews by all four prepublication review services, one of the only novels to receive that honor and was named by Publisher's Weekly as one of the top one hundred books of the year. Craig lives with his wife Judy on their ranch in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.
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Birth date: January 16, 1961
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 3 weeks ago
It’s hard to think of a place in Wyoming where the wind doesn’t reign supreme; where the sovereignty of sound doesn’t break through the parks of the Bighorns with a hoarse-throated howl. I sometimes wonder if the trees miss the wind in the infrequent moments when it dies down, when the air is still ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 1 month ago
So, when you're on the fifth book about an ageing sheriff in a small town in Wyoming, how do you keep things fresh? You make him become someone else and move him to a different small town and you give him a daunting mission: to prove that the person in his cell, who confessed to murdering her husb...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 months ago
Even better storytelling than usual, with some key insights into Longmire's history. "Another Man's Moccasins" unfolds two mysteries, separated by decades, in tandem. Longmire himself is the only obvious link. As he solves the modern-day mystery of a Vietnamese girl murdered in Wyoming, he has to ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 3 months ago
The third Walt Longmire mystery was a bit of a departure from its predecessors and I found the results rather mixed. Walt is accompanying Henry Standing Bear to Philadelphia where Henry will exhibit the Mennonite Pictures of the Cheyenne that he has unearthed. Walt is visiting his lawyer daughter,...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 4 months ago
So this is my second visit with Walt Longmire, long-term Sheriff of a very small town in Wyoming. Everything that I liked about the first book, "The Cold Dish" continues to be present but gets richer with familiarity. The main attraction is still being inside Walt's head. He's a smart, compassiona...
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