Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, and his novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.
Praise for The Western Star
"Walt Longmire still bears the impenetrable stoicism of the
American West balanced with an irrepressible humanity . . . he is
balanced, like the West itself, by poetry, sensitivity and
culture--a character of tremendous strength and sometimes
--The Washington Post
"All aboard! The Longmire train is in the station, and you
don't want to miss this one."
"Bestseller Johnson pays homage to Agatha Christie in his
cleverly plotted [The Western Star] . . . And [he] winds up
the whodunit with a solution that Christie could never have
"Entertaining and suspenseful."
--The Washington Times
"[The Western Star is] an excellent addition to [Craig
Johnson's] Longmire series. Whether a fan of the book or Netflix
series, the reader will enjoy the fast-paced action and crisp
"Extraordinary . . . delightful . . . Readers are reminded that as compassionate and fair-minded Walt has become, there remains at his core a ruthless protective instinct for those he loves."
--Kings River Life Magazine
More praise for Craig Johnson and the Walt Longmire Mystery Series:
"Like the greatest crime novelists, Johnson is a student of
human nature. Walt Longmire is strong but fallible, a man whose
devil-may-care stoicism masks a heightened sensitivity to the
horrors he's witnessed."
--Los Angeles Times
"Johnson's trademarks [are] great characters, witty banter,
serious sleuthing, and a love of Wyoming bigger than a stack of
--The Boston Globe
"Stepping into Walt's world is like slipping on a favorite
pair of slippers, and it's where those slippers lead that provides
a thrill. Johnson pens a series that should become a 'must' read,
so curl up, get comfortable, and enjoy the ride."
--The Denver Post