Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

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November 19th, 2024: Tooth and Claw (Walt Longmire, #25)

First Frost (Walt Longmire, #20) was the most recently released book by Craig Johnson, on May 28th, 2024.

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Craig Johnson Stats: The highest rated book by Craig Johnson on Book Notification is The Longmire Defense, the 23rd novel in the Walt Longmire series. The second-highest rated book is First Frost (Walt Longmire #20).

The most read book by Craig Johnson on Book Notification is The Cold Dish, the first novel in the Walt Longmire series. The second most read book is Death Without Company (Walt Longmire #2).

Below is a complete list of Craig Johnson books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Craig Johnson is the Walt Longmire Series.

List of Walt Longmire Books in Publication Order

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List of Walt Longmire Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Walt Longmire Collections in Publication Order

List of Craig Johnson Anthologies in Publication Order

Craig Johnson: Biography

Craig Johnson (Craig Allen Johnson) was born on January 16th, 1961 and is currently 63 years old. Craig Johnson was born in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. Johnson attended Marshall University.

Craig Johnson is the author of the Walt Longmire series which currently consists of 25 novels. The Walt Longmire series started in 2004 with the novel The Cold Dish. The most recently released novel in the Walt Longmire series was First Frost which was released in 2024. There is an upcoming novel for the Walt Longmire series entitled Tooth and Claw which is being released on November 19th, 2024.

Craig Johnson: Awards & Accolades

Johnson's books have won multiple awards, Another Man's Moccasins won the Spur Awards, Best Western Short Novel, in 2009. Junkyard Dogs won the Lefty Award, The Watson Award, in 2011. As the Crow Flies won the Lefty Award, Best LCC Regional Mystery, in 2013.

Craig Johnson books have also been nominated for multiple awards, The Cold Dish was nominated for the Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2006. The Dark Horse was nominated for the Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2010. Hell Is Empty was nominated for the Barry Award, Best Novel, in 2012. Any Other Name was nominated for the Spur Awards, Best Contemporary Western Novel, in 2015. Depth of Winter was nominated for the Barry Award, Best Novel, in 2019.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Craig Johnson are:

  1. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  2. C.J. Box, author of the Joe Pickett Series.
  3. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  4. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  5. John Sandford, author of the Prey/Lucas Davenport Series.

Craig Johnson: F.A.Q

When was Craig Johnson Born? How old is Craig Johnson?

Craig Johnson was born on January 16th, 1961. Craig Johnson is currently 63 years old.

Where was Craig Johnson Born?

Craig Johnson was born in Huntington, West Virginia, USA and is American.

What book awards has Craig Johnson won?

Another Man's Moccasins: Spur Awards Best Western Short Novel (2009).
Junkyard Dogs: Lefty Award The Watson Award (2011).
As the Crow Flies: Lefty Award Best LCC Regional Mystery (2013).

What was the first book Craig Johnson wrote?

The first novel written by Craig Johnson was The Cold Dish, published in 2004.

What was the most recent book Craig Johnson wrote?

His most recently released work was First Frost on May 28th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Craig Johnson?

Craig Johnson has a new book coming out on November 19th, 2024 called Tooth and Claw.

How many books has Craig Johnson written?

Craig Johnson has written 27 books. 25 books in the Walt Longmire Series, 1 Short Story/Novella, 1 book in the Walt Longmire Collections.

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    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    Writing reviews has never been my thing but with this Death Without Company I felt that I should. Craig Jonson does not write at the fast pace of a Dan Brown but what he knows to do is write a novel with unexpected twists, great characters and plots.

    Even though I loved The Cold Dish a lot, Junkyard Dogs has to be my favorite novel. Similar to CJ Box Johnson makes use of the high country landscape in Wyoming to create a sense of the lives of the characters crushing in on one another as old wounds continue to fester and secrets refuse to stay buried.

    The best thing about Craig Johnson which makes her an excellent crime novelist is that she seems to be a good student of human nature. I find the lead to be a strong even if fallible man who portrays a mask of devil may care stoicism to the world while he is hurting inside.

    Over the course of the series, the hero gets better at hooking readers and solving challenging cases.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I tuned in for the first episode of Longmire when the show debuted. Since those early days, I have watched the entire series three different times, from beginning to end. I had no idea these books existed until I discovered a copy of ‘The Cold Dish’ in my local library.

    But even then, I read it, loved it, and moved on. For some reason, it never occurred to me that Craig Johnson had written an entire series until I saw this list. I know it’s a cliché, but I have to say it.

    The books are better. Or, at the very least, the one book I’ve read thus far is better because Craig has more time to explore the relationship between Longmire and Henry.

    Angie F.
    Angie F.
    8 months ago

    We just finished watching all 6 seasons of Longmire and I can’t wait to get into all his books!!! I have read a few and found them very good. Hope the story line continues and his characters develop. Can’t wait to jump in!!

    7 months ago

    Opened The Longmire Defense and pretty much didn’t close the book until there were no more pages. Vintage Longmire I devoured just like all your others. Well, except Hell and Back, which is not my favorite genre, although I did read the entire book, because it was an excellent foray into a writing exercise about a question all of us ask at one time or another. Thank you. Oh, and can hardly wait for First Frost.

    6 months ago

    I love these Longmire books. Great story, outstanding characters and Sheriff Longmire is an excellent lawman. I watched this series on Netflix, so I have in my head what the characters look like. Of course, the series doesn’t exactly follow the books but each one is really good in it’s own way. I highly recommend them both!!!

    1 month ago

    I began reading Craig Johnson in 2010 right after retiring, living in Cheyenne, WY. I had traveled over all of Wyoming for both business and personal reasons, totally enjoying all the sights and the people. I knew the neighborhood of Saddletree, the fictional town of Longmire. I know where Tensleep is, and it’s in the neighborhood of fictional Twelvesleep. There are many reasons I love reading Johnson. He’s a cosmopolitan man, sophisticated in his thinking and he sneaks into conversations the history and culture of other places, as comparisons to what he’s experiencing. Craig also has partnered the First Americans deeply into his stories, crafting plot and characters so regularly, you do expect the witticisms and cultural differences to surface often. Longmire, Vic, Ruby, Henry and Cady are incredibly wonderful characters and then there’s Dog.  I wish Dog could talk.

    I have read all the books, and also have listened to all of them in audiobooks. The narration is entertainment in itself. I did read them all in the order of publication, and do suggest that. Longmire’s character goes through small transformations from book to book, and when I read Daughter of the Morning Star, I knew Hell and Back was going to be a fantastic read, and it was. I love that Johnson has incorporated the mystical native American element in the series. I think Craig Johnson deserves more credit than he’s given; he’s truly gifted.

    16 days ago

    I’ve read this series from Book #1 and have mostly enjoyed it. I started First Frost and found I just wasn’t interested in this series any more. I can’t really put my finger on a reason.

    16 days ago

    Craig Johnson really holds your interest. Great characters with unexpected qualities, great interaction with people of all stages of life. Always a problem that must be solved while maintaining law and order. Family problems, romance, hunting, history, Craig Johnson paints a great picture of Walt Longmire’s world.

    13 days ago

    I really like Craig Johnson and the Walt Longmire series. I don’t know if it’s exactly my style because of the setting and everything, but if the whole Midwest and Western scene is something that you are interested in then it’s likely a matchup.

    That being said, the story is really good and will definitely have people turning the pages to find out what happens next. Essentially a guy named Cody Pritchard is found dead and now the Sheriff has a case to deal with on his hands. It’s going to be one of the most challenging cases of his life! Overall, I found this to be a decent read and liked how it ended.

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