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Walt Longmire Books In Order

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Publication Order of Walt Longmire Books

The Cold Dish (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Without Company (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kindness Goes Unpunished (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Man's Moccasins (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Horse (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Junkyard Dogs (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell Is Empty (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divorce Horse (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
As the Crow Flies (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Messenger (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Serpent's Tooth (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spirit of Steamboat (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Any Other Name (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dry Bones (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Highwayman (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Obvious Fact (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Western Star (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Depth of Winter (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Land of Wolves (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Next to Last Stand (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daughter of the Morning Star (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell and Back (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Longmire Defense (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Frost (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tooth and Claw (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Walt Longmire Short Stories/Novellas

Christmas in Absaroka County (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Craig Johnson is a published American novelist, playwright, and short story writer.

Born January 16, 1961 in Huntington, West Virginia, Craig Johnson has written several novels throughout the course of his literary career. He first became an official writer in print with the release of the first book in his Walt Longmire series featuring the main character of Walt, a sheriff.

The series has now been adapted into the hit Netflix television series Longmire. The series was a Western crime drama that premiered on A&E and was picked up by Netflix for season 4 of the show onward. The final sixth season was released by Netflix in 2017. The series starred Robert Taylor as the sheriff, Walt Longmire, and Lou Diamond Phillips as his Cheyenne friend Henry Standing Bear.

The Dark Horse was one of 2009’s best books of the entire year according to Publisher’s Weekly. This book and The Cold Dish both were finalists for a Dilys Award. His novel Death Without Company was named the book of the year by the Wyoming Historical Association. The book Another Man’s Moccasins by this author also received the Spur Award in 2008, and the Mountains and Plains award. Old Indian Trick won him the Tony Hillerman Award.

Craig Johnson lives in a small town in Wyoming close to Sheridan. Ucross has a population of twenty-five people. Before he was a writer, he was a police officer as well as a cowboy, educator, and longshoreman.

Craig Johnson is the creator and author of the Walt Longmire series. This fictional series became available to readers for the first time in 2004 with the release of the debut mystery story, titled The Cold Dish. The sequel came out two years later and is titled Death Without Company. The author has since written several more novels in this series With a dozen books to pick up and several novellas published in this series, check it out and see what you think– you’ll have plenty of reading material!

The Cold Dish is the first novel in the exciting mystery series starring Walt Longmire. In this debut story, readers get the chance to meet the main character for the first time.

Walt Longmire has a tough job as the sheriff of Absaroka County, located in Wyoming. For the most part, there’s not too much trouble here. But you never know when something is going to pop up or when a bad seed is planning on coming into town.

The sheriff knows that something is going on when someone winds up dead in his jurisdiction. He knows that his gut instincts are telling him that trouble is already here. The victim in question is a man named Cody Pritchard.

It was only two years before that Cody had gotten into the type of trouble that isn’t accidental. With three accomplices, he had received a suspended sentence for their crimes against a girl from Northern Cheyenne. Now Cody has turned up dead and those connected to his crime would have had the incentive and motive to take him out.

Things are already growing quite complicated and Walt has to wonder whether someone is out for the type of justice that the court room never gave them. This could be an act of total vengeance, but the sheriff has to find out who out there has the truest motivation to take this guy out.

As he takes on this perplexing case in a thrilling debut, this sheriff is about to find out that this may be the toughest case he has ever taken on. At times challenging and at others totally volatile, was this a case of accidental death or purposeful revenge? Pick up a copy of this debut and read to the end to find out what happens!

Death Without Company is the exciting sequel to the first novel in the Walt Longmire series by talented and acclaimed author Craig Johnson! This is the second in the Longmire series. Pick up a copy of the first two books in this mystery series and get a feel for one of the most engaging mystery series that you’ll see in a while. When you’re done with that, you can also go and check out the hit Netflix series inspired by the show, Longmire!

The sheriff is back in yet another gripping case. This time, Walt thought that he had gotten into enough trouble with the arrival and conclusion of his previous murder assignment. But as it turns out, there are new things in development that will eventually end up on his desk.

Walt is doing his job in Absaroka County. Located in Wyoming, this is a rugged area known for its beautiful if not rough landscapes and natural beauty. Even though it really is a nice place to live, things are not always hearts and roses, as this sheriff is about to find out.

When someone dies at a home that provides assisted living, and the cause is found to be poison, Walt gets the call to come in. Sheriff Longmire finds that Mari Baroja has passed away, apparently due to the large amounts of poison that have somehow gotten into her system.

Durant Home is now the setting for murder, and now Walt has a new case to solve. The investigation begins immediately and the sheriff soon finds out that this is not going to be as simple as he might like it to be. To track down the answers that he needs, he is going to have to delve into the dramatic past of this woman.

Walt may end up discovering that he is wholly unprepared for what he finds out. The case will take him all the way into this woman’s Basque past going back fifty years. He’s going to need some help on this one if he wants to get to the finish line. Assisting him will be Victoria Moretti, a deputy, his friend, known as Henry Standing Bar, and Santiago Saizarbitoria, a newcomer.

Can Longmire figure out how the past is connected to present day in order to track down a killer? You are going to have to read this thrilling mystery novel for yourself to find out!

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16 Responses to “Walt Longmire”

  1. Richard McArtor: 1 year ago

    About 3 months ago I got my first dose of the show on the Circle channel 6 to 9 M thru F so I am glued to the channel every night.I am currently going to buy the books. I am also wanting to see the beginning to the end.

  2. bobbi wiseman: 2 years ago

    love this show , bring it back.would love to see the 1st shows thur the last. just started watching it in the middle, so would love to see it start over

  3. Diane Nivens: 2 years ago

    After retirement & c*vid, I found one of the unsung hero’s of our time, #Longmiore. What an awesome series, so well hidden from regular tv? We need some more of this awesome writing & cast, even if it is only in some #LongmireMovies!!!! <3 🙂 <3

  4. Bill: 2 years ago

    Great TV series and great books but why are they so hard to find in the UK?

    • Heidi Hunter: 1 year ago

      What book is the ending of Longmire tv series 6??
      I’d like to read the rest of the series but don’t know which book to start with. Please message me what book starts after the season 6.
      Thank you

  5. Abigail: 2 years ago

    If you miss the series, READ THE BOOKS. I was so disappointed that the series on TV did not continue, but the books are amazing and have more than fulfilled my need for more. I am on the 14th book and all of them have been wonderful. I love the humor and Walt Longmire is one of the best fictional male characters, written and on TV! I hope Craig Johnson keeps writing them!

    • Madrona: 1 year ago

      I agree! After reading all the Walt Longmire books, I decided to check out the TV adaptation. Whoa, cowboy! This is not the characters from the books! Stick to the books! The books are mucho more fulfilling! Very rarely in my experience, very few book adaptations to film ever translate well.

  6. Tim McBroom: 2 years ago

    I just finished binging the tv series. I am in withdrawal for more of Walt and Vic!

  7. Sol: 2 years ago

    Love the show. Have see it several times. Now planning to buy the books in Amazon.

  8. Rosalie Hailey: 2 years ago

    We first watched the series on TV. Loved it so much bought the series and just finished watching it for the second time. Not happy with the ending.Vic is a good deputy but she makes so may many facial quirks it disgusts us. If Walt has to have a woman ,why not the giggler as we call her.

  9. Linda Yablonski: 2 years ago

    I miss Walt Longmire! When will there be a new book out? I loved the TV series and am hoping someone will pick it up again, but I prefer books so I know what he is thinking!

  10. Vince: 3 years ago

    My wife and I love watching the series after living out west for several years. We sit down together every night and watch a couple of episodes (if we can make ourselves breakaway) Would be great to have them come back. Great acting and screen plays. Proves that a series can be successful w/o lots of trashing situations.

  11. Janet: 3 years ago

    My husband snd so loved every episode of the television series. We were so disappointed when they released the news that the production was stopping. It didn’t make sense. Everyone we talked with loved this program. My husband passed away on Aug. 31, 2021. I just heard that they might continue with a season 7! I sure hope he is able to all ready have the scoop in heaven. I don’t like thinking that he will never see the additional Longmire!🥺

  12. Kim Arellanes: 3 years ago

    I loved the series, but Walt Longmire’s sense of humor comes out in the books. I recommend both.

  13. CLD: 3 years ago


  14. LEMOM: 7 years ago

    Absolutely love the TV series. I hope they will continue with the series. 2017


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