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Craig Johnson (1) (1961–)

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Craig Allen Johnson was born in Huntington, West Virginia on January 16, 1961. He has a background in law enforcement and education. He is the author of the Walt Longmire Mystery series. Another Man's Moccasins won the Western Writer's of America Spur Award for best novel of 2008. The A&E TV series vis mere Longmire, which is based on his novels, started in 2012. Johnson' title, An Obvious Fact, the 13th book in the Walt Longmire series, became a New York Times bestseller in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Craig Johnson

The Cold Dish (2004) 2,170 eksemplarer
Death Without Company (2005) 1,269 eksemplarer
Kindness Goes Unpunished (2007) 1,071 eksemplarer
Another Man's Moccasins (2008) 974 eksemplarer
The Dark Horse (2009) 949 eksemplarer
Junkyard Dogs (2010) 849 eksemplarer
Hell is Empty (2011) 802 eksemplarer
As the Crow Flies (2012) 797 eksemplarer
A Serpent's Tooth (2013) 734 eksemplarer
Any Other Name (2014) 675 eksemplarer
Dry Bones (2015) 643 eksemplarer
An Obvious Fact (2016) 577 eksemplarer
Spirit of Steamboat (2013) 507 eksemplarer
The Western Star (2017) 496 eksemplarer
Depth of Winter (2018) 447 eksemplarer
The Highwayman (2016) 436 eksemplarer
Wait for Signs (2014) 415 eksemplarer
Land of Wolves (2019) 388 eksemplarer
Next to Last Stand (2020) 355 eksemplarer
Daughter of the Morning Star (2021) 284 eksemplarer
Hell and Back (2022) 182 eksemplarer
Divorce Horse [short story] (2012) 164 eksemplarer
The Longmire Defense (2023) 151 eksemplarer
Christmas in Absaroka County (2012) 137 eksemplarer
Messenger [short story] (2013) 134 eksemplarer
Longmire: From Book to Screen (2013) 11 eksemplarer
First Frost (2024) 10 eksemplarer
Shots Fired Deputy Down (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Fire Bird [short story] (2011) 1 eksemplar

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The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer

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Johnson does a good job of evoking the landscape and the people of Wyoming. The story covers a series of revenge killings, and Sheriff Longmire's reluctant pursuit of the murderer. The victims pretty much deserved what they got, IMHO. I enjoyed following this dogged lawman as he put the clues together. The story did drag in places, and I thought the solution kind of came out of nowhere, but overall it was a satisfying read.
TheGalaxyGirl | 136 andre anmeldelser | Jan 31, 2024 |
Book 2 in series. Very good story.KIRKUS REVIEWWhat do you do when an old friend lies to you?Mari Baroja is found dead in Room 42 at the Durant Home for Assisted Living. Her demise isn?t too surprising, since the Basque woman was well over 70. Her neighbor in Room 32, however, insists she?s been murdered, and he ought to know. Lucian Connally retired as sheriff of Wyoming?s Absaroka County, and his irascible yammering at his prot?g? Sheriff Walt Longmire (The Cold Dish, 2005) sets in motion an investigation that will peel away years of lies, reveal spirited dreams translated from the Crow, Cheyenne and Basque tongues and focus on the former Four Brothers Ranchnow mining methane gas for a million dollars a week. Soon Walt will link Mari to Charlie Nurburn, an abusive drunk thought to have died ages ago in Vista Verde, N.M. Why are the folks who duly mourned (or failed to mourn) him now targeted for death themselves? With some timely help from his foul-mouthed deputy Vic, Cheyenne barman Henry Standing Bear and new recruit Santiago Saizarbitoria, Walt finally unravels the tragic love story of Mari and Lucien and the violent ruckus her last will and testament has unleashed.Pile on thermal underwear, fire up the four-wheel drive and head for Durant. Walt and his idiosyncratic crew are terrific companyÂ¥droll, sassy and surprisingly tenderhearted.… (mere)
bentstoker | 69 andre anmeldelser | Jan 26, 2024 |
1st in series. KIRKUS REVIEWRevenge killings disrupt the serenity of a small western community and greatly complicate life for a sheriff nearing retirement.Kent Haruf?s readers will feel immediately comfortable in newcomer Johnson?s Absaroka County. Everybody in the beautiful, isolated Wyoming area knows each other. Conversations are spare and, if not always irony-free, certainly lacking coastal self-pity, analysis, or politics. And the inhabitants are smart enough to handle their own business, even when that business is murder and the clues are few. Responsibility for solutions rests in the broad hands of Sheriff Walt Longmire, Vietnam Marine veteran and widower, overweight, and excessively fond of beer. The victims are two of the four local high-school boys who got off way too lightly for the rape of and assault on Melissa Little Bird, a mentally disabled Cheyenne girl. Longmire realizes after the first murder that if his plan to name his successor is to succeedtricky enough even before the murders, since his fondest wish is to pass the badge to Deputy Victoria Moretti, a foul-mouthed but extremely capable PhiladelphianÂ¥he?s going to have to solve things before the state police muscle in. Considerable assistance with the police work comes to Walt from Cheyenne publican Henry Standing Bear, the sheriff?s best friend and also a Vietnam vet. Henry is Walt?s Virgil as the sheriff steps onto the local reservation. Melissa had many friends and a large family, and feelings ran high after the rape. Bullets at the crime scene seem to have come from an elegant 19th-century rifle like the one owned by Melissa?s father. Moving carefully (the pace is exceptionally deliberate), Walt reconstructs crime scenes and picks through lab analyses, but the sparse clues are slow to yield their truths. Indian spirits step in to help, but they don?t solve the puzzle. Walt does.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.… (mere)
bentstoker | 136 andre anmeldelser | Jan 26, 2024 |



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