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, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.
Praise for Land of Wolves "It's a taut, engrossing thriller
from one of the most exciting voices in the genre . . . This is a
smart, thoughtful mystery from an author who's incapable of being
boring, and who's writing at the top of his game." --Newsday
"Johnson's affecting story is a winning combination of suspense,
situational comedy and cosmic awe. We greatly admire the author's
hero, who never wavers, even when faced with the seemingly
implausible." --Wall Street Journal "Witty dialogue, an endearing
lead, and distinctive supporting characters all add up to a
winner." --Publishers Weekly Praise for Craig Johnson and the
Longmire 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 derelict cars."
--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 "Johnson's hero only gets better--both at solving cases and at hooking readers--with age."