Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

This is a complete list of Craig Johnson books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

Recent/Upcoming Craig Johnson Books

May 28th, 2024: First Frost

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List of Walt Longmire Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.5
The Cold Dish
2004
2
8.1
Death Without Company
2006
3
8.7
Kindness Goes Unpunished
2007
4
8.7
Another Man's Moccasins
2008
5
8.7
The Dark Horse
2009
6
8.8
Junkyard Dogs
2010
7
7.8
Hell Is Empty
2011
8
7.7
Divorce Horse
2012
9
8.5
As the Crow Flies
2012
10
8.4
Messenger
2013
11
8.8
A Serpent's Tooth
2013
12
7.8
Spirit of Steamboat
2013
13
8.3
Any Other Name
2014
14
8.7
Dry Bones
2015
15
8
The Highwayman
2016
16
8.4
An Obvious Fact
2016
17
8.3
The Western Star
2017
18
8.3
Depth of Winter
2018
19
8.9
Land of Wolves
2019
20
8.2
Next to Last Stand
2020
21
8.6
Daughter of the Morning Star
2022
22
6.8
Hell and Back
2022
23
9
The Longmire Defense
2023
24
First Frost
2024

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 24 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 The Longmire Defense which was released in 2023. There is an upcoming novel for the Walt Longmire series entitled First Frost which is being released on May 28th, 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.

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 The Longmire Defense on September 5th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Craig Johnson?

Craig Johnson has a new book coming out on May 28th, 2024 called First Frost.

How many books has Craig Johnson written?

Craig Johnson has written 26 books. 24 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.
    1 year 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.
    4 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!!

    ConnieB
    ConnieB
    3 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.

    azangie
    azangie
    2 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!!!

    Author Insights

    The highest rated book by Craig Johnson on Book Notification is The Longmire Defense, the 23rd novel in the Walt Longmire series.

    The most read book by Craig Johnson on Book Notification is The Cold Dish, the 1st novel in the Walt Longmire series.

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    4. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
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