Walt Longmire

19 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 74,771 ratings

The Cold Dish Publisher's Summary

Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire.

Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr, and Robert B. Parker will love this outstanding first novel, in which New York Times best-selling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming's Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters. After 25 years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire's hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle.

With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.

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  • Book 1

    • The Cold Dish

    • A Walt Longmire Mystery
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,933
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,911

    Introducing Wyoming's Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, full of memorable characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Your Ordinary Western Novel (Series)

    • By Dataman on 09-12-12

    Regular price: $38.47

  • Book 2

    • Death Without Company

    • A Walt Longmire Mystery
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,743
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,816
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,798

    When an elderly local woman is found poisoned, Sheriff Walt Longmire begins an investigation that soon has him ensnared in a deadly spider's web. From Craig Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel The Cold Dish, comes this enthralling Sheriff Longmire mystery. With a distinctive literary flair, Johnson leads us into the wide open space of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a wonderful find!

    • By Laura Harley on 10-04-07

    Regular price: $36.37

  • Book 3

    • Kindness Goes Unpunished

    • A Walt Longmire Mystery
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,383
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,670
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,642

    Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mysteries are critically acclaimed. Longmire's third outing takes him from Wyoming to Philadelphia to investigate a brutal assault on his daughter, Cady. Walt believes her ex-boyfriend is behind the crime and searches him out. But when he turns up dead, Walt is back to square one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Okay, so I'm a little in love ...

    • By C. A. Gelsinger on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $32.87

  • Book 4

    • Another Man's Moccasins

    • A Walt Longmire Mystery
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,286
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,613
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,589

    Craig Johnson's mystery stories have earned him an esteemed position in the pantheon of contemporary crime novelists. In this fourth installment, Longmire is called to investigate a dead Vietnamese girl found along the Wyoming highway.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best writer and the best reader get together

    • By Patroo on 09-30-08

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 5

    • The Dark Horse

    • A Walt Longmire Mystery
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,775
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,980
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,944

    The Denver Post hails Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series as a must-read. Joining the four previous novels - all of which have been Book Sense picks - The Dark Horse puts a unique Wyoming twist on the classic British village mystery. When Longmire meets a woman jailed for her husband's death, he travels outside his usual haunts to discover the truth behind this unusual murder case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another outstanding book from Johnson

    • By V. Sharol on 05-31-09

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 6

    • Junkyard Dogs

    • A Walt Longmire Mystery
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,304
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,724
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,696

    Craig Johnson’s rough-and-tumble hero Walt Longmire is quickly becoming a fan-favorite and a critical success. Here Walt has his hands full as greedy land developers employ shady, violent methods to reverse their fortunes in recession-racked Wyoming.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At Last! What took so long to get this book??

    • By Kathy on 06-23-10

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 7

    • Hell Is Empty

    • A Walt Longmire Mystery
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,251
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,792

    Spur Award-winner Craig Johnson has garnered critical acclaim for his Walt Longmire mysteries. In this riveting seventh entry, Wyoming’s Absaroka County sheriff, Walt Longmire, is pushed beyond his limits. When three hardened convicts escape FBI custody in a mountain blizzard, an armed psychopath leads them up Big Horn Mountain. As Longmire struggles to track their treacherous ascent, he’ll need all the help he can get from the tribal spirits of the towering summit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The MOST exciting and suspenseful book in the seri

    • By PlantCrone on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 7.5

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  • Book 8

    • As the Crow Flies

    • A Walt Longmire Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,067
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,685
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,663

    Craig Johnson has won multiple awards and earned starred reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews for his New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire mysteries. Embarking on his eighth adventure in As the Crow Flies, Sheriff Longmire is searching the Cheyenne Reservation for a site to host his daughter’s wedding, when he sees a woman fall to her death. Teaming up with beautiful tribal chief Lolo Long, Walt sets out to investigate the suspicious death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply one of my favorite series.

    • By B.J. on 07-22-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 8.25

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  • Book 9

    • A Serpent's Tooth

    • A Walt Longmire Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,458
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,066
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,041

    In this ninth installment in the award-winning and New York Times best-selling Walt Longmire mystery series, the Wyoming sheriff follows his cowboy code of ethics in a religious range war that strikes a little too close to home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Craig Johnson's best!

    • By Dave on 08-13-13

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 9.5

    • Spirit of Steamboat

    • A Walt Longmire Story
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,988
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972

    "It' s a question of what you have to do, what you have to live with if you don't." Sheriff Walt Longmire is reading A Christmas Carol in his office on December 24th when he's interrupted by the ghost of Christmas past: a young woman with a hairline scar across her forehead and more than a few questions about Walt' s predecessor, Lucian Connally. Walt doesn' t recognize the mystery woman, but she seems to know him and claims to have something she must return to Connally.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Welcome Holiday Diversion

    • By Carole T. on 01-01-14

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 10

    • Any Other Name

    • Walt Longmire, Book 10
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,605
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,285

    Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman’s popularity skyrocketing. Now, in Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lost in Fog with Buffalo

    • By Carole T. on 05-25-14

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 11

    • Dry Bones

    • A Walt Longmire Mystery
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,010
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,716
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,692

    When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire's jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum - until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, a number of groups step forward to claim her, including Danny's family, the tribe, and the federal government.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Dem Bones!

    • By Carole T. on 05-13-15

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 12

    • An Obvious Fact

    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,347
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,095

    In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend, Henry Standing Bear, are called to Hulett, Wyoming - the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower - to investigate, things start getting complicated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No brainer. Use the credit.

    • By Boysmom on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 13

    • The Western Star

    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,792
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581

    Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of 25 armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Warning! This ends in a cliffhanger.

    • By TyrannosaurusRix on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 14

    • Depth of Winter

    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,419
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410

    In Craig Johnson's latest mystery, Depth of Winter, an international hit man and the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady, to auction her off to his worst enemies, of which there are many. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less. Walt heads into the 110-degree heat of the Northern Mexican desert alone, one man against an army.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I miss Vic and Henry!

    • By Nancy R on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Wait for Signs

    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,419

    Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award-winning "Old Indian Trick". This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson’s best-selling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt’s life that doesn’t appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can’t buy the stories in book form.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • read after “Hell Is Empty” and after/before "Crow"

    • By Mark on 06-23-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Highwayman

    • A Longmire Story
    • By: Craig Johnson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,960
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,643
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,624

    When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving "officer needs assistance" calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half century ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Walt and Henry Standing Bear tale yet

    • By Laurie A. Bobskill on 08-16-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    Sale price: $4.95